With the end of Windows 7 support, many PC users are faced with purchasing a new computer. But do you really need a computer?

If all you use your computer for is surfing the Internet and checking email, you may be able to get by with either a tablet or a smartphone. Many people do rely on a smartphone for everything, though some people find the screen a little small for comfortable browsing and viewing of videos.

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If you’d like a larger screen, a tablet may be the answer and you can find a decent Android model for less than one hundred dollars. I’m particularly fond of Amazon Fire Tablets, which can be found for less than $50. Click here to check out a basic Fire tablet.

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If you aren’t completely comfortable with typing on a touch screen, you might want to consider a device that offers the option of a keyboard case. Or there’s always a Chromebook. Chromebooks look like a laptop, but work more like a tablet. You can find them starting at around $200. Click here to check out a low-priced Chromebook.

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Printing will require a wireless printer and a special app on a tablet or smartphone, so there will be a learning curve. If you haven’t been using a tablet or smartphone all along with your PC, there will be a bigger adjustment as you familiarize yourself.

And let’s not forget about Windows tablets, you can find one for around $200. Attach a keyboard and you’ve got a mini version of your Windows laptop. Click here to check out an inexpensive Windows tablet.

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Again, this is if you primarily use your PC for accessing the Internet. If you require certain desktop programs the tablet or phone option might not work so well for you.