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Unread 13 Jan 20, 07:02 PM  
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I need a new computer

I go through this process every January but this year Im determined to actually buy one. Mainly for documents, simple spreadsheets, thousands of photos, music & audio books etc. Lowish useage I guess. I bought a cheap laptop last year -its rubbish and if I use it again it will end up going through the window.

I need a desk top PC. I want it to be fast but dont do gaming etc. My questions are:

-any brands to avoid
-best brands
-recommended processor
-how much RAM
-how much HDD
-all in one or separate box (if you can still get them )
Anything else I need to consider.

Thanks as always

Linda x

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Go for sdd not a hdd, it is more expensive but boot up time quicker.
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Brands we would not buy again are Sony Vaio and Lenovo. I picked the Sony because it came in pink but it went for repairs three times within months and I think I contacted head of Sony UK before I finally got it resolved (i.e. a refund).

DH is techy and so does a bit more research than me on laptops but has just had to replace his last one, the Lenovo, far more quickly than he should have needed to.

He bought a new one yesterday. HP Pavilion 14 inch screen, 10th generation i5 processor, 8gig ram and 512gig SDD. It was 499.

Sorry, I just read your first post again and noticed you wanted a desktop. Ignore me, I am being very unhelpful today.

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Linda. My tower PC died earlier last year so I left my Son instructions to get me a new one whilst we were away.

He got me an all in one Acer monitor and computer so there is no tower at all which is much neater and less wires.
The printer connects wirelessly to it so that is even less wires!

I think the screen is 24"

If you want details let me know. It was about 500.
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Linda. My tower PC died earlier last year so I left my Son instructions to get me a new one whilst we were away.

He got me an all in one Acer monitor and computer so there is no tower at all which is much neater and less wires.
The printer connects wirelessly to it so that is even less wires!

I think the screen is 24"

If you want details let me know. It was about 500.
Oh yes please Mr Tom. That's within my budget even allowing for a price rise.
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Oh yes please Mr Tom. That's within my budget even allowing for a price rise.
Linda. I will post a picture and details in the morning. Its in the dining room sat on a box as Im gutting the room.

I must get it out by tomorrow night as Im ripping the ceiling down and have to have the room totally clear.
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This is the one my Son got for me. Acer Aspire C24 all in one

It's showing at 599 at Currys but that's a bit more than I paid

currys/gbuk/comput...pid=display~RR

I don't like Currys but at the time they were the cheapest hence he used them
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Id get a Mac. Expensive but look good, and last years and years. Ive had mine 8 and could sell it now for 500. A PC will likely not last as long and gas next to no resale value. It still runs as good as new, no need to replace.
This is coming from someone who used to build PCs as a hobby.
Expensive to buy though, but cheaper in the long run.

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