What to look for when buying a new computer, laptop or hybrid Buying a new computer is a lot like ordering a pizza: You think it’s a fairly simple task until you realize how many choices you need to make. But if your existing machine is so old it could barely run solitaire, you’re probably due for an upgrade. The good news is two-fold: there are many new exciting developments in the computer space, and there are many deals to be had over Black Friday, Cyber Monday and leading up to the holidays. Aside from figuring out your budget, of course, the following are some questions you might want to ask yourself to help decide what’s right for you. What will I use it for?