Laptop or Desktop?
My budget for the new computer is:
$1000 or so, but I'd be happy to get by with less.
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
I use PhotoShop to create digital art as a hobby. I probably make around 5 pieces a year, but probably delete a few that are bad after a while.. The files can be around 50 MB. I also take photos of drawings I make, which tend to be around 50 MB as well. But these days I only make a few drawings a year.
I probably have around 150 CDs burned, but on lower quality. I'd like to re-burn them in a lossless format. I'm guessing that would be 100 GB? I used to collect CDs, but these days I get an album once or twice a year, so it won't grow a lot.
What software do you intend on using on the computer?
PhotoShop, maybe Illustrator, iTunes.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games?
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?
I like running PhotoShop, iTunes, and a web browser, and switching between them as I work on digital art.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
See above for music and art.
Will you be overclocking?
I don't know what this is.
Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?
In the past, I've bought Dell.
How many monitors are you planning to use?
Probably one large one 27" monitor
Do you need peripherals? OS?
Any particular reason why you are upgrading?
My previous computer was a laptop I used for school in 2009. It's lasted almost ten years, although the browsers aren't supported since it's Vista. It's very slow, and I've just been using it into the ground. The Internet stopped working (it doesn't recognize the wireless card) but I think it's time to get a new one. If such a computer exists, I'd like to get one that will last a long time. I don't care if it slows down over time. I'd rather use a slow computer longer than spend money I don't have on a new computer that's a bit faster.