This week, Avram Piltch discusses whether or not it is a good idea to purchase a new laptop right now. Last month, Intel's Kaby Lake processors were released, and we are starting to see the first new laptops sporting this hardware. For example, the Dell XPS 13 received a refresh, giving you a thin laptop, keeping ports and adding longer battery life and the new processor. But, is now a good time to get it, or any laptop, or should you wait for a little while? Avram has the answer.
Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLuGHiTz Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the DDR community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bar Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and judging engineering notebooks at competitions. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors.
Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.