Happy New Year!
I'm looking to purchase a desktop with at least 27" screen due to failing eyesight. I plan to use this desktop partially for streaming entertainment such as Netflix as well as listening to itunes, soundcloud etc. It will also supplement a Thinkpad t560 I'm getting for school.
Cost is a consideration here as I'm buying two thinkpads for me and my old man. Grad school isn't cheap, so I'm hoping to avoid Apple, though my eyes have actually gotten me to the point where I'm considering it.
I'm still stuck on whether I should go with an all-in-one designed for home entertainment use, or if I should look at a higher-powered desktop and a top of the line monitor. The latter would mean I would need to do lots of reading on what a top of the line monitor is right now, and whether stuff like "4k" and "fps" will really making the viewing experience easier for me.
An initial trip to Best Buy got me the suggestion from a sales guy of the Ibuypower BB920 gaming desktop and then a 3 or 4k monitor (Iforget the number he said) from the tv section.
He said a gaming desktop would get me the processor power I would need for the nicer monitors and this sounds good, but I'm not really a gamer and I wonder how much of that price tag is the styling, which I don't care about.
I also am considering HP, though I stll see them as a company that sells dumpy printers. I guess they pivoted? Does Dell have anything I should look at?
I have a friend who works at Lenovo and she said I should buy Lenovo through best Buy because the geeksquad protection is better than lenovo warranty on everything except the thinkpads. Lenovo does have some gaming all-in-ones and desktops, but I didn't find them at my local Best Buy.
Any thoughts on what I'm looking at so far? Any other suggestions for stuff I should be looking at?
Also, any links for beginner explainers on monitors would be appreciated. Thanks!