Hello everybody, I'm thinking about maybe getting a new computer so here it goes
Laptop or Desktop?
My budget for the new computer is:
900€ - 1000€ (approx. $1000 - $1100 USD)
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
I don't own a desktop pc so my laptop is used for everything. University stuff (research, writing, presentations, ...), mail, browsing, programming (I'm getting into it), gaming, listening to music, watching videos, ...
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
Office, games, iTunes, ... Or did I misunderstand the question?
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
Yes. I actually have: Fifa 14, Banished, Battlefield 4 (it was a gift), Magic Duels, LoL, Football Manager.
I thought about playing Cities: Skylines, the new Anno coming out and the Need for Speed and some others I forgot right now.
The more it can play, the better ^^
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 might play a game and skype with my ingame friends or listen to music while playing a game or browsing. So maybe 2 or 3 at the same time.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
What is a lot? ^^
Music I would say yes and pictures only the best ones. For the rest, I have my external hard disk with 1 TB.
Will you be overclocking?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
I live in Luxembourg and study in Vienna (Austria) so one of those. Or maybe getting it by ordering the suggested laptop in a computer shop here.
How many monitors are you planning to use?
Only the laptop one or my tv.
Do you need peripherals? OS?
I have all I need.
For the OS I would choose Windows 10. (Maybe dual booting with Linux)
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
My laptop (Acer Asire 5755G) still runs good with his 4 years and I can run games like Banished, Football Manager and League of Legends but it's not good with battlefield 4 and can't run the games I might want to play.
I will probably sell my laptop (if I find a buyer) and the new laptop should last as long as possible so the hardware should be as good as possible and last for a long time.