Help me pick a new laptop and/or desktop!
February 10, 2010 12:57 PM Subscribe
Please help me pick a new laptop -- or a different computer solution that addresses my aging desktop and laptop issues.
posted by jeffmshaw to computers & internet (12 answers total)
My laptop has outlived its usefulness. Replacing it immediately isn't critical, but I'd like to make the right decision for a tech setup that will keep me happy for some time.
Here are the three things I'd primarily use it for:
1. Internet. I surf the web a lot for research and pleasure. I do not play games, but I do play online poker occasionally.
2. Word processing (or possibly a web editor like Dreamweaver, and a graphics editor like GIMP on occasion)
3. Music and video. I'd like a lot of hard drive space to accommodate lots of music and photos.
I'm also interested in using the machine for audiovisual stuff, like plugging it into my HDTV to play movies -- and I'm woefully ignorant about what hardware to look for in this arena.
Two other things you might want to know: my desktop will probably need to be retired in a year or so, so I'd be open to an answer that involves a laptop and a docking station. But I wouldn't be wedded to that.
Also, it's not imperative I do this right away, so I can afford to wait if there is a compelling reason -- like a price drop, or if the Lenovo U1 is worth waiting for.
Thanks so much!