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vetsoapfan

New PC Buying Guide

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So my trusty and overworked computer has finally died completely, and will not even start up. I am lucky to have a tablet, but writing lots of text on it is inconvenient and difficult.
 
Those of you who may be computer savvy, feel free to advise me on what to look for in a new computer. A laptop? A desktop? A Chromebook? I just need a unit which allows me to write and store text, check my email, surf the net, watch videos; all the usual stuff. I don't play games, but I do want a system that is strong enough to handle high-quality videos.
 
Cost is also a concern. Like everyone, I suppose, I want a combination of durability, good quality, and low price. I'd kill to use the wonderful Windows 7, but I suppose I'll be stuck enduring Windows 10. UGH! :)
 
Also, my old computer is from 2001, and an XP, so I am as close to computer-illiterate as anyone can be, LOL.

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I have a mac book pro and love mine. No viruses or problems with it. They're more expensive but worth it and you can find a good deal if you look carefully.

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I have an HP touchscreen laptop with Windows 10 and I freaking love it! Wal-Mart has good prices for their laptops, which is where I got mine.

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7 hours ago, Soapsuds said:

I have a mac book pro and love mine. No viruses or problems with it. They're more expensive but worth it and you can find a good deal if you look carefully.

 

Some of friends swear by their Macs, but how complicated are they to use? Learning an entirely new operating system at my advanced age is a daunting task. On my ancient Windows XP, I could do practically everything in my sleep. Could your grandparents use a Mac, LOL?

7 hours ago, dragonflies said:

I have an HP touchscreen laptop with Windows 10 and I freaking love it! Wal-Mart has good prices for their laptops, which is where I got mine.

 

Is Windows 10 anything like Windows XP or 7? I've heard that Windows 8 was a disaster, but I have tried and liked W7, which seemed quite intuitive.

 

Also, can use use W10 in desktop mode?

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15 minutes ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

Some of friends swear by their Macs, but how complicated are they to use? Learning an entirely new operating system at my advanced age is a daunting task. On my ancient Windows XP, I could do practically everything in my sleep. Could your grandparents use a Mac, LOL?

 

 

Unfortunately, my grandparents are no longer with me. I remember friends telling me how hard it would be to switch from Windows, which I had in an HP, to Mac but I found Mac easier than the traditional computer windows. I can do both but now I prefer Mac or a regular PC. I don't have to worry about anti virus for my computer with the Mac. I find Microsoft Word and especially Pages easy to use for documents, graphics or anything else I need to do. I also love Itunes for music and have accumulated lots of it.

 

My cousin recently bought an HP with Windows 10 and all the boxes and graphics just got on my nerves....LOL. I could figure it out but the OS on a Mac is so much easier and friendlier to use and understand.

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17 hours ago, vetsoapfan said:

 

Thank you!

You're welcome.  Best Buy had it 200 less this weekend but I got mine under a thousand and Apple has some great financing deals and they offer their own card(you can apply for one) which u can use to pay for it. That way you are only paying for the computer without interest and you can be given up to 18 months to pay it off.  If you can try waiting for Memorial Day weekend. They might have better deals then. I got mine during the Christmas holidays when they have so many deals.

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