Basically I know the computer I would like does not exist. I would really like a lightweight 14 inch but those are rare, I do not like HP. I have pretty much decided on Dell since they have a lot of good reviews. I will use it for photography - I am using Photoshop elements right now. I also carry it to the office twice a week. I use Quicken on it.
My biggest questions are SSD vs traditional HD. I know SSD is quieter and quicker but the amount of storage is a lot lower. My photos take up a lot, yes I do back them up to flash/external drives but I have trouble deleting! I am interested in a DVD drive since I quite often copy pictures to them but I do own a cheap external one.
I am pretty set on i7 processor, but I see different numbers after it. I know I want 6th generation. So, if I see -6500 or -6700 Is 6700 better?
Laptop or Desktop? Laptop
My budget for the new computer is: would prefer under $1000 but would pay a bit more for the perfect one!
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? photography, email, web.
What software do you intend on using on the computer? Photoshop Elements - looking into Paint Shop instead. Quicken. Google Chrome, Excel, word
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? no
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? Usually have a couple going at the same time
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? yes
Will you be overclocking? ?
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
How many monitors are you planning to use? Just laptop
Do you need peripherals? OS?
Any particular reason why you are upgrading My screen keeps going grey with colored lines moving through, 1 USB doesn't work. Other things not working well Computer now - HP Pavilion dm4 207us