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Find the right tablet PC or ultrabook for you (and your wallet)

Whether you're looking for a device that's an extension of your office or one that will keep you socially plugged in and entertained, use this exercise to help you narrow your search and get one step closer to deciding: Tablet or Ultrabook?

Which of these statements do you most identify with? Read through each one and keep track of your answers.

Do these statements sound like you?Or do these sound more like you?
I plan to do a lot of Internet searches, social networking and checking email.I'm on email all day and I have to do a lot of corresponding and typing.
I want my kids to be able to play games, watch movies and read books in their downtime.Performance and processing speed are critical — I'm looking for a powerhouse.
I like creating personalized videos and photo albums to share with my family and friends.I'm hard on my gear — I need something ultra-durable.
I'm on a budget — price will factor heavily in my decision.I'm into gaming and like my video streaming in high definition.
I'm "App Happy" — I can't wait to try out all the latest mobile apps.I need my new computer to be an extension of my home office.
Cover, schmuver. We're always using it. Who needs covers?Protect my goods with a clamshell case.
No external keyboard means one less thing to break.External keyboard makes typing a breeze.
Budget-friendly, kid-friendly, and app-friendly. Looks like a Tablet PC is right for you.Slim, sleek, fast, always on, and lightweight. You've got enough tough decisions to make. This one is easy: Ultrabook.

Know your budget and sort your searches by price. You'll find a broad range of modestly priced options that deliver the basics. Also consider the "ecosystem" of a product or brand. Do the research and understand how many apps are out there, and whether your device will truly support them.

With all the exciting "next gen" options in mobile devices, tablet PCs and ultrabooks, your perfect match is out there waiting for you. Happy shopping!

– Libby Ferguson, Contributing Writer,

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