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Buying a Computer for Back to School

Techstination feature for Thursday, August 19, 2010

Buying a computer for back to school. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. For lots of families, looking ahead to the kids going back to school also means shopping for a new PC. And it can be pretty confusing. If you opt to go with Apple, the choices are pretty simple. On the Windows side, you can spend as little as 300 dollars...or as much as 900 or more. At AMD, which competes with Intel in the processor business, product and platform marketing VP Leslie Sobon says the company's Vision branding, basic, premium and ultimate... is designed to remove some of the guesswork...

"It's really about guaranteeing a superior visual experience on your notebook. So a way to really look at the basic, premium, ultimate... is YouTube, Hulu HD and then my own video."

For creating your own videos, you'll want more powerful processing and graphics. AMD offers more guidance online. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Computers