So now I'm looking for a new computer, but I don't know where to start. I have discounts for both Lenovo and HP, so I'm considering just staying within those brands, but I'd be willing to venture out. I need a computer for school (so, I'll be running Word, PowerPoint, Google Docs, etc) but I also like gaming when I'm not in school, and I'd like a computer that could handle that. Except for my games and some documents, I don't use up a lot of space on computers, but I'd still like a sizable amount of memory, and I'd like it to be a laptop. When I look into all this, though, I'm kind of staggered by the prices. I really don't have a lot of money, and we're going to be buying two computers this time!
Can anyone help me out?
I did this template just in case it helps:
Laptop or Desktop?
My budget for the new computer is:
Probably under 750, but even 700 is pushing it for me.
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
School and gaming, also I intend to use my Bamboo tablet with it.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Paint Tool Sai, Photoshop, things like that.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
I do play games, typically MMORPGs.
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'll probably have Skype, Chrome, and either Sai or a game open. I know Skype slows a computer way down when gaming, though.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
No, not particularly. But I will be saving documents on it.
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 HP computer really needs replacement now... I need two fans to game, and it's definitely not going to do well when school comes around again.
Edited by Cremello, 09 July 2015 - 11:43 AM.