Laptop or Desktop?
My budget for the new computer is:
$1,000. But does it make sense to spend more than $500?
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Web browsing and running applications.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
This is my Windows PC, which I really just use for Quicken, Quickbooks and the Web. I have an iMac for software development.
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?
Lots at the same time.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
Will you be overclocking?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
How many monitors are you planning to use?
Do you need peripherals? OS?
No extra peripherals, Windows 7 or 8.
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
Current PC is 4 years old (3.1 GHz i5 with 4G RAM)