Our very old Dell died....I know very little about computers. Was thinking about a Dell XPS 8700 although I hear there's a new one coming out... I also want to get a new monitor as ours as as old as the pc...I'm embarrassed to say but close to 8 years...we tend to use things till they die...
Laptop or Desktop?
My budget for the new computer is:
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
email, web browsing, GIMP, spredsheets, budgeting, homework, photo editing
What software do you intemd on using on the computer?
OPENOFFICE, GIMP, YNAB
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
my son might start playing games; could not with old system; he's 13
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?
yes i like to keep multiple programs on
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
yes/but we have a backup drive too
Will you be overclocking?
i don't know what this means sorry
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
How many monitors are you planning to use?
Do you need peripherals? OS?
again don't know sorry
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
Thanks so much I'm a novice. Husband likes Dell. Not opposed to an IMAC or pre-built from a company but those seemed geared towards gamers.