After several discussions I have found a couple choices I was hoping to get your opinions on.
A refresher from my previous topic (which if an mod could close that would be great) is that I am looking for something that:
Will not have any significant slowdowns/problems when I have a browser open with several tabs and am also running adobe acrobat, word, powerpoint/excel simultaneously, and can easily handle what is below:
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Mail, browsing, streaming music/TV/movies, bioinformatics (I work in a research lab that deals with big data), possibly some R and Python work
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
The only things I can think of besides what's covered above would be Mothur, Gitbash, Python, and I will be accessing my school's high performance computing through WinSCP/PuTTY
I am willing to spend a bit more than I previously indicated, but would like to keep it under 800. I decided to forgo gaming requirements but at this price I think it is reasonable to expect to be able to play League of Legends and/or Heroes of the Storm.
Here are 4 I have found and am interested in:
I'd probably get this one as a certified excellent condition out of box model unless it is advised against getting open-box.
Thanks for your time and input!