Hi there, this is my first post on this forum. I'm looking to buy a new laptop for home and school use. Typically I spend a lot of time web browsing, using Microsoft Word and Adobe pdfs to write papers and research. Occasionally I'll spend time on YouTube but never more than a couple hours a week. my courses are all online so sometimes I need to video conference. I like to leave programs running so I sometimes have 5-8 chrome browsers/tabs open, 2 word programs open, some music playing and maybe 5-10 pdfs open.
I'm upgrading cause the laptop I have now is about 7 years old, an HP...fan is always making noises, none of my USB ports work, battery doesn't last more than 10 minutes. I'd like something that can browse the web fast, I find my laptop now lags when trying to open Microsoft word..takes forever some days. Any advice would be good...I'm not into computers much so been reading about AMD vs Intel, 2 cores vs 4, etc. One laptop I have in mind is listed here at Best Buy...
Laptop or Desktop? Laptop
My budget for the new computer is: $400-$600 CAD
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Email, browsing, documents
What software do you intend on using on the computer? Microsoft Office, iTunes, Adobe