How to Help a Friend Choose a ComputerBuying a new computer can be a stressful experience if you're not constantly reading tech blogs. But when it comes to advising friends on what t0 get it, things aren't always straightforward.

The golden rule: actually ask about what they need it for. Then ask them again. Ask them until they actually know what they need. And for God's sake, don't just foist your fan boy opinions—whichever direction they lie—on the poor guy. [Basic Instructions]