Laptop or Desktop? Desktop
My budget for the new computer is: Around $500
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Email, web, browsing,Facebook,Shopping, Some games.
What software do you intend on using on the computer? Just the usual free stuff plus Carbonite, Spybot, Superantispyware
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? Solitaire,Sudoku,puzzles.
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? Sometimes
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Quite a lot.
Will you be overclocking?No
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?Amazon,HP,Walmart
How many monitors are you planning to use? 1
Do you need peripherals? OS? Printer
Any particular reason why you are upgrading? My 2008 HP Vista is losing it .Has several bad signs ,freezing.noisy,sloow.