How to Buy a Computer During the Great Laptop Shortage of 2020

Angelena Iglesia





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The coronavirus pandemic has created shortages in toilet paper, bleach, and other household essentials. And now it’s laptops and Chromebooks that are in short supply.

At this time of year, major retailers are usually stocked with midpriced models, many advertised in back-to-school sales. But two standouts in CR’s laptop ratings—the Lenovo IdeaPad S340 and Asus Chromebook Flip—are hard to find.

The same goes for laptops from Acer, HP, and Lenovo. You add a computer to your online shopping cart only to discover that there are four, two, then none left in stock.

If you’re a savvy shopper and follow the CR shopping tips below, you can still find a good laptop at a reasonable price, but it may just require a little extra work.

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Best gadgets 2020: the top tech you can buy right now

Angelena Iglesia

When you insist on only having the best gadgets in your life, money is no object. If you’re prepared to splash cash on the crème de la crème of technology, you want to make sure that you’re truly getting the finest gear on the market. And so you’ve come to the right place – TechRadar’s Best Gadgets guide.

From VR headsets and TVs to humble fitness trackers, there’s a huge range of gadgets to bring into your life, whether you’re looking for a way to slob through 2020 or get those New Year resolutions off to a good start.

To help you overcome the problem of researching your own superior tech set up, we’ve collated a list of the best gadgets available right now. The industry leaders. The best of the best.

For each category there is only one entry, and this will only be updated when a new challenger

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