Laptop or Desktop? Laptop
My budget for the new computer is: $2,000
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? transferring video files from VHS video tapes & DVR to proposed laptop via a video grabber, editing videos (i.e. cutting off ends & some pieces in the middle) (video files are in 4:3 & 16:9 aspect ratios), word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, basic internet surfing. DVD burner required.
What software do you intend on using on the computer? Excel 2003, Word 2003, Kworld video editing DVDmaker2.
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? when not video editing, perhaps, word, excel & internet
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? pictures - yes, music - no, video files - yes
Will you be overclocking? no
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices? Canberra, Australia
How many monitors are you planning to use? 1
Do you need peripherals? OS? mouse, keyboard / Windows 10
Any particular reason why you are upgrading? Old PC is 6 years old & clunky. New laptop to do video editing & grabbing. I am considering a portable hard drive, so it can be detached whilst not in use. The advice I have received from 3 retailers (all agree) a solid state hard drive is the way to go.
any assistance is appreciated.
Edited by TedBaxter, 09 December 2016 - 03:38 AM.