Posted 17 August 2008 - 05:52 PM
I am so sick of trying to find a computer that isn't loaded up with a bunch of software that I will never use! I am thinking of having one built..or getting my son-in-law to build one for me. He is quite capable. I want a wide screen, lightweight (as lightweight as possible since I have severe arthritis in my hands and wrists)with Windows XP Home (is this still possible?)(Ihate Vista...or what I have seen of it), the usual Microsoft basic stuff, virus protection, firewall, graphics ability and lots of memory and hard drive capacity as I use my laptop with embroidery software. Also want a fast processor (my husband is so impatient!) for my hubby when he is surfing, usb ports(4), media card slot, DVD R/W and of course wireless (what laptop isn't?)capability as I love to move all over the house while surfing and working on embroidery for my computerized sewing machine. I have several programs that I will load onto the computer so it must have room for them. Sigh...I barely know what I am talking about! Someone help me out here? Is it possible to build your own computer (or have someone else do it) and forego all the useless trial versions of virus protection and software usually found on computers you buy at Office Depot, Circuit City, Basic Best Buy etc.????? Thanks!