I often get asked "Which laptop should I buy?" I found this information from Microsoft and felt it had some good ideas. I especially like the idea of comparing two laptops side by side. It would be very easy to see which size of screen worked best for you. Seven Tips for Buying a Laptop Additionally, I find most of my clients over 40 prefer to use a mouse rather than the touchpad. When using the mouse, turn OFF the touchpad. Otherwise your wrist skims across the touchpad and creates confusion on the screen.