My wife works some out of our home doing accounting. When she use to be in a office they had a server and multiple workstations. Now it's just the server and her computer. It is a number of years old and she complains of how slow it is etc. I am sure the even older server had some to do with it. We would like to get her a new tower and move all her data a new computer from the server, ( she has a back up external hard drive and off site as well). Current computer is a HP Compaq DX2400 which I have added RAM to, running XP. She runs accounting software and plays games but not with major graphics. I would like something that will not need an update for as long as possible. She likes HP and it seems Intel is leading right now.
An i3 may be enough but I'm thinking i5 with a TB and 6GB RAM is where we'd like to be, sound about right?
Business computer or student/home office?
Can we still get windows 7?
Can I move and set up the new computer myself? ( have built all my own the last 15 years).
Thanks for any information and opinions you may have.