With Microsoft ending support for XP early next week, many XP users may be looking for a new PC, and PC World has a few helpful hints for those in the market for a new computer. One of the most important things is to make sure your laptop gives you easy access for computer repair, as many laptops have begun to sacrifice repairability in favor of appearance. They suggest keeping an open mind to touchscreens, which have become more affordable in the last year, and make the case for choosing a PC with Windows 8.1, as recent upgrades to it will make it easier for XP users to convert to the new operating system.

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