Is it time to put a new PC on your holiday list? As publications swell with holiday deals, it’s a question many of you should consider. By Intel’s estimates, there are 117 million four- and five-year-old PCs across the country – and a half-billion worldwide – still in use.
Honestly, if you’re one of the millions out there wondering whether to trade up from your aging, pokey laptop, technology analysts like myself aren’t the best people to ask for advice. We’re usually outfitted with the latest gear. Which means we’ve got an intimate appreciation of the state of the art. But we don’t have a good feel for the leap you’d be taking to a new Windows 10 2-in-1 built around Intel’s sixth-generation Core microprocessor, code-named Skylake.
To bridge the experience gap, I decided to walk a mile in your shoes. So before I tested the Spectre x2, a new Skylake-based 2-in-1 from HP, I dusted off my circa-2011 laptop and made it mine for a few days.