My budget for the new computer is:
My budget is around $600. I am hoping that I can push it up a bit, but this is it, for now.
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
I will mostly be using the laptop for web development work. I will need to have Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, multiple browsers and browser tabs open and running at the same time. Additionally, I would like to use it as my media server while at home. I would like to stream all types of media files to all TVs on my home network and play video files at 1080p on the TV the laptop will be hooked up to.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
I will be using Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and very rarely Premiere Pro (but it would only be for very short and small sized videos for my company, so that is not a big deal). I will also be using XBMC.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
I do play games, but I have a rig at home for that use. It is not a priority, but if I can squeeze out some gaming on the new laptop, then that is just an added plus.
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?
I will have many programs open at the same time.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
There will be some media files on the computer, but not many. I have external drives for most of that stuff. I will have a lot of website files on there that will include PSD and various image files, though.
Will you be overclocking?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
I am in the U.S. I would like to shop online. I am a member of Amazon Prime, but I am open to any and all suggestions.
How many monitors are you planning to use?
I will be using the laptop screen and one other monitor.
Do you need peripherals? OS?
No. I do not need any peripherals or OS, unless the laptop ships with one.
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
I am upgrading from a late 2008 MacBook Pro. It was starting to show its age and I could not have many things open at the same time. It would randomly shut down when too much stuff was going on.
I just want to say thank you in advance for any and all help, advice and suggestions! It has been really tough the past week will searching and researching for a new laptop. I am ready to get it over with.
Edited by testudoaubreii, 10 September 2014 - 12:04 PM.