Laptop or Desktop? DESKTOP
My budget for the new computer is: $200 INCLUDING COST OF SERVICE PLAN/DELIVERY, $250 ONLY FOR SOMETHING W/LONGEVITY
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? EMAIL, MESSAGE BOARDS, FB, ONLINE BANKING/SHOPPING AND PHONE (SKYPE)
What software do you intend on using on the computer? IF THIS MEANS OS, WINDOWS 7 OR WHATEVER IT COMES WITH
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? NO NEVER
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 KEEP SEVERAL WINDOWS OPEN BUT DON'T HAVE TO
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? YES
Will you be overclocking? PROBABLY NOT SINCE I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANS
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? NH, USA
How many monitors are you planning to use? ONE
Do you need peripherals? OS? I HAVE A MONITOR, KEYBOARD, MOUSE, SPEAKERS, NEED OS AND TOWER
Any particular reason why you are upgrading? NOT NECESSARILY UPGRADING, JUST MUST HAVE WORKING COMPUTER AS IT'S MY LIFELINE.
Current PC is a refurbished Dell Optiplex 755 that had a 3 yr service plan thru Walmart. It's now 6 mos past warranty and HD is dying/clicking
i was looking at the same thing only with more RAM added also thru Walmart but the service plan option "disappeared". I can't risk getting something without a service plan.
I do NOT Drive, have an extremely low income (25% below the poverty level) Free delivery and a good service plan is important. I don't care if the computer is a dinosaur, so long as it is reliable and cheap and can be replaced free, if it dies in less than 2-3 yrs.
I know I'm asking for a lot but I've managed to get a PC every 3-4 yrs doing it this way. Every single one has been under $200 and had at least 2 yrs service plan and they all lasted 6mos to 18 mos past the warranty.
PLEASE HELP! this old lady needs her FB friends and online banking and email.