Find out all you need to know when buying a laptop, computer or tablet

Buying a laptop or computer can seem daunting. With such a huge range of computers and laptops on offer, working out what you need to know isn’t always easy. Tech specs and tech speak can leave you wondering what’s important – and what’s not. Which is where our handy Buying Guides come in.

Our Buying Guides tell you everything you need to know: what to look for when buying a laptop, a computer, and a tablet. They cover all the essential information, in an easy-to-understand format. Buying a laptop? Find out about all the essentials, such as RAM, hard drive capacity, processing speed and connectivity. You can find out how to buy a laptop that matches your needs and your lifestyle, while looking at all the factors that may affect your purchase.

Buying a computer? Whether you’re interested in Macs or PCs, you can find all the essential info you’ll need when buying a new computer. Our Buying Guides cover everything you need to know to help you choose from our range of Apple, Toshiba, HP, Acer and Asus desktops, laptops and tablets, as well as need-to-know info on monitors, processors, setting up a home office and so much more.

Buying Guide: 2 in 1 Devices
Buying Guide: 2 in 1 Devices

In an increasingly mobile world, 2 in 1 devices are the natural evolution of laptop, notebook and tablet technology towards more powerful and highly functional personal devices.

Buying Guide: Compare Microsoft Surface
Buying Guide: Compare Microsoft Surface

The future of tablets is here today in the shape of the Surface Pro 4. Online at Harvey Norman you will find the best tablets to buy, the only thing you have to decide is whether you want the Surface Pro 4, ranging from 128GB to 512GB of storage.

Buying Guide: Computer Basics
Buying Guide: Computer Basics

Computers, laptops and tablets help us work, play and connect with the world. This guide explains the basics so you can begin to understand how your computer works and its potential.

Buying Guide: Desktops
Buying Guide: Desktops

Desktop computers are powerful enough to run advanced software, the latest games and play video at the highest resolution. This guide will walk you through the choices involved so you get the best desktop for you.

Buying Guide: Explore Microsoft
Buying Guide: Explore Microsoft

Learn everything you need to know about Microsoft products in this buying guide. Explore the available Windows devices, and discover Microsoft software and accessories for suitable finishing touches. Find the perfect combination for you.

Buying Guide: Graphics Cards
Buying Guide: Graphics Cards

The graphics card (also called a video card or GPU) has a significant impact on your computer’s ability to play games and operate in high resolutions. This guide identifies what to look out for so you get the best graphic card for you.

Buying Guide: How To Buy The Perfect PC
Buying Guide: How To Buy The Perfect PC

Personal computers are great for a range of needs. Whether it's for everyday, professional, entertainment and gaming, or for when you're on the go, there's a Windows 10 PC for you.

Buying Guide: How to Set Up a Home Office
Buying Guide: How to Set Up a Home Office

Establishing a home office requires careful planning and consideration. This guide will help you make the right choices so you stay connected and on top of your workload.

Buying Guide: Intel Core Processors
Buying Guide: Intel Core Processors

Purchasing a new computer can be confusing - choosing which processor to opt for - even more so. This guide looks at Intel’s CPU range and highlights the features and advantages of each model so you can shop with confidence.

Buying Guide: Internet Basics
Buying Guide: Internet Basics

The Internet puts an unlimited source of information and entertainment at your fingertips. However, it can be hard to know where to start. This guide explains what you need — and what you need to know — to get online.

Buying Guide: Laptops
Buying Guide: Laptops

Laptops, also known as notebooks, are versatile, portable, come in a range of sizes and boast different levels of features. So, how do you find the laptop that's right for your needs? Just follow our buying guide on notebook computers.

Buying Guide: LCD Monitors
Buying Guide: LCD Monitors

A new monitor can take your computer set up to the next level. The latest LCD monitors boast outstanding picture quality, high-levels of connectivity and a slim form.

Buying Guide: Modern PC
Buying Guide: Modern PC

With a modern PC, you experience exciting, new and innovative forms that are thinner, lighter and faster than ever.

Buying Guide: Software for New Computers
Buying Guide: Software for New Computers

To get the most from your new computer, you’ll need to add a range of software. This guide looks at what’s available so you can you get the programs you need.

Buying Guide: Understanding AMD Processors
Buying Guide: Understanding AMD Processors

Get blistering dual graphics capability, quad-core processing for serious multi-tasking, outstanding High Definition visuals and killer 3D-gaming with the AMD Quad-Core A8 Series Accelerated Processor.

Buying Guide: Windows 10
Buying Guide: Windows 10

This guide explains what you need to know about Windows 10 and why it can become the one interface that powers all your devices, including PCs, tablets and phones.

Microsoft Office 2016 - Buying Guide | Harvey Norman
Microsoft Office 2016 - Buying Guide | Harvey Norman Discover the latest innovations and features from the latest version of Microsoft Office. Using your applications has never been easier thanks to the new Office user-friendly interface. Experience supreme compatibility with all of your devices, from phones to tablets to desktops.
Student Devices
Student Devices

Many Australian schools have embraced a parent-supplied Student Device Strategy. This guide helps you to choose the right device for your child's education needs.

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