My budget for the new computer is:
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Web browsing, email, photo editing, music
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
corel paintshop pro X7, malwarebytes premium
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
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?
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Lots of photos and some music
Will you be overclocking?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
How many monitors are you planning to use?
Do you need peripherals? OS?
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
Old laptop screen died and it was real slow for photo editing even with basic editing software.
I have looked at some gaming laptops because I have read that having a good graphics card and extra RAM helps with photo editing. Newegg has some nice one but they all run widows 8.1 and I don't want to go there.