Seeking to replace my dear ole' laptop..she is tired and I ran out of upgrade options.
These days not sure what will fit the bill since my range for use is pretty wide. Hoping for some suggestions/recommendations.
My budget for the new computer is: 1000k ish' less though.reliable internals ... and decent speed and display 15 or lgr. is my hope
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Home Laptop Heavy Use, (I am a research addict lol ..system will be on more than powered down): Office, eMail, web browsing, research within various offline and online db's, hobby graphics & Web design, database builds (research and charting).. FB.. I tinker with system security apps and various little tech apps too. stream movies occasionally
I have a small xp pro home network, wireless setup including printer. External HD's (usb) and I am always in the settings.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Windows 7, (not thrilled with 8) Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Photoshop, Firefox and of course security, backup software and anti malware programs. Web builder software (nothing major). both ac and usb cooling pads, .Adobe Pro for pdf creations
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? rarely but if I do, they are generally online based
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?
Yes, I tend to have lots open at one time.. especially browser tabs, and programs depending on what I am working on.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
camera pictures primarily, custom graphics and some music. though not enough to warrant a tb drive etc
I realize for my budget, I will need to compromise..... So any thoughts/suggestions would be very much appreciated.. everytime i try to custom out... the cart result is way above budget