Using PURCHASE TEMPLATE:
My budget for the new computer is:
Answer: Approximately $600
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Answer: IE, browsing, word processor, don't do games.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Answer: Just what comes with computer.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Answer: I play games trying to fix my piece O sheeet current computer!
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?
Answer: Sometimes I leave up to 10 programs open for quick reference.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Answer: I store some pics, not a lot. Don't store music, I listen to iTunes once in awhile. But download lots of online papers.
Currently using Windows Vista 32 bit OS, laptop, when it decides it wants to let me use it. Started acting up, getting blue screen/chkdsk scans/freeze-ups, etc. I wanted to upgrade, but apparently have disk issues preventing that.
I presume most current laptops come with 64 bit OS. I haven't done much research, as I have been bogged down trying to fix current [use own adjective here] laptop. But sounds like a Solid State Drive OE is a better than a spinning HD disk. Apparently quicker start ups and longer life expectancy, so they say.
If I could find a laptop with MS Word already installed that doesn't require a additional purchase when the trial runs out, would be a plus. But not sure if that option is available? Anyone have opinions/reviews using any of the free word processors programs available? I have that option also.
I read some people don't like Windows 8, and prefer Windows 7. Any opinions/suggestions here?
Pretty much looking for a basic and reliable laptop with a decent word processor. Amazon...?
Edited by sumguy#1, 28 April 2013 - 10:36 PM.