Help me by my wife a new computer since I'm several years out of date!
March 21, 2012 2:08 PM Subscribe
Help me buy my wife a computer. We know about what she wants but it's been several years since purchasing a machine and we're out of the loop.
posted by damiano99 to computers & internet (35 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wife's trusty 17inch HP laptop died and she needs a new one. We could fix the old one but really, it's 5 (almost 6) years old and it's just better to start over. We're tempted to go MAC but the price premium for an iMac or a 17" MBP seems crazy. We can't go smaller because she'll use it for PS for design work she does for her scrapbooking. Aside from that she just needs it to do the basics and be relatively speedy. She won't be playing games on it aside from the occasional kids game for our 6 yr old. She has to be able to do Windows (even if thru Bootcamp/whatever) to connect to her office machine. Even if it's a laptop, she would rarely actually move it off her desk. We're trying to keep it down below 1200 but realistically our budget is from 1k-1.5k.
We did find these two machines that seem to really be decent but I'm lost deciding the pros/cons of these specific machines or any other ideas out there. Are the MBP/iMac worth it to move to?
These are the machines we've found. HELP!