Goodbye, XP...hello photo-optimized desktop?
March 10, 2014 12:28 PM Subscribe
So. I guess they're finally going to pry XP out of my hands after all. As long as I'm updating, I'm thinking of getting a new desktop which would be used primarily for photo editing and storage. Advice? Special snowflake stuff inside.
posted by JoanArkham to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
- Yes, it needs to be Windows. I am only able to use Windows at work, and although I don't generally work from home I need the ability to do so in emergencies.
- I have an iPad for portability, so I'm really looking for a desktop.
- The main thing I'd be using this for is film photography. I scan film negatives with an Epson scanner, and touch them up in an old copy of Photoshop CS2. I really don't want to (can't afford to, really) move to subscribing to the most current version of PS.
- I might start working more with digital photos at some point, but that's not a priority.
- Otherwise, I'd be using it for music (I have a typical MP3 library/iTunes) and web surfing a bit, probably writing and editing some OpenOffice documents too. That's it. I don't game.
- I guess I should spring for a new monitor too, but I'd like to keep this whole thing at around $2,000 or less.
- I can probably bribe my brother into helping me build one from pieces-parts, (like he's done with all my previous machines) but I'd rather just buy something out-of-the-box that maybe comes with some sort of support. I've got very limited/outdated computer skills.
Any thoughts appreciated!