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Need help choosing a new computer

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#1 cheryll207


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 03:33 PM

I need a new computer for work. I can't decide between a laptop or desktop. I do not travel with a computer, so it's main function will be sitting on a desk. The computer must be powerful enough to run several webpages simultaneously and/or spreadsheets. I utilize G Suite for business, analytics, Webinars, video conferencing. Storage of files is mainly on the server or G Suite. I do not have good experience with HP. For my home use I currently have a Lenovo Thinkpad E560 which I like very much. Building is out of the question for me. Your experience is very much appreciated.

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#2 Just_One_Question


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 03:58 PM

Seems like you don't have high demands. If I were you, I'd just walk into a tech shop and tell them to give me the cheapest laptop which has an Intel Core-i7 processor, 8GB RAM, Full HD camera and is not an HP. Depending on where you live, it should cost between $500 and $1000 at most and will comfortably run all the things that you want for at least 5 years. Good luck, mate!:)

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 02:25 PM

If you don't need portability go with a desktop, you'll get more machine for your money.


You don't say how much you're willing to spend.  If you go with a desktop you will also need to purchase a monitor, or if you're using an external monitor with your current machine you can move it over to the new machine.


You don't mention what your issues were with HP.  If you stick with their business lines (EliteBook or EliteDesk) you shouldn't have much issue as they are build to last and come with three year on site support. Any of the 8GB Desktop Minis would be a good solution.  The Dell OptiPlex Micros are their versions of similar machines with the same three year support.

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 09:09 PM

If not moving around then a desktop will be best.

Just state your budget and we can point you in a direction.

But if you are running like a server workstation PC well that can be done too, but it really depends on your needs

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