Black Friday Friday Shopping Bag

Black Friday Technology Shopping Guide

If you’re planning to buy a new computer or mobile gadgets this Holiday season, you will appreciate this great article from ZDNet about Black Friday deals.  They’re going to be updating it continually too.  Great service for people!  Thanks, ZDNet!

If you’re like me, and not willing to participate in the Black Friday frenzy, you may still be interested to see what’s being offered.

My recommendation for most people is Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and Chromebases.  They are truly the simple, easy and fun computer solution.  See Tablets VS Chromebooks

If you don’t have a cloud-ready printer, you might need to buy one to work with Chromebooks, but you will still spend less than it cost to buy Windows or Apple products.  Cloud-ready Printers

Chromebooks require no maintenance, anti-virus or malware protection so there are additional long-term savings.  Google Docs are included and they’re free!  No need to pay for Microsoft Office Suite.   All About Google Docs

If you are buying mobile gadgets, be sure they will integrate with your computer easily — that they are in the same ecosystem, i.e., Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft.  If you have gadgets from different worlds, it’s possible to set them up to play together, but you might need my help.  Sales Reps and Tech Support Reps, are familiar with only one ecosystem and do not know how to set things up across platforms.

Sign up for a complimentary pre-purchase consultation.  Getting the right devices that will “play together nice” will solve most of your frustrations.

Make an appointment for me to check the settings on your devices to be sure they are set up properly.  Just this week, I discovered that a client’s iPhone was not backing up her photos!  (Photo Stream only saves your most recent 100 photos and then dumps the older ones.)

If this information has been helpful, please share it.

Let me know how I can help you.  Contact me directly or post a comment below.  Enjoy!

 

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2 thoughts on “Black Friday Technology Shopping Guide

  1. My mother-in-law needed a new computer and doesn’t need all the bells and whistles, just something for checking emails and general word processing. We saw that Costco is having a sale on a Chromebook that got great reviews and we jumped on it! It even comes with a wireless mouse and an extended warranty! Once she gets it set up, I know she’ll love how fast it is and how easy to use.

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