What size screen would you want? Preference for desktop or laptop?
At this stage I'm leaning more towards laptop.
Was having a look at pricespy & retailer websites there were a number with very similar specs - there seem to be a bunch of laptops either side of the $1000 mark, with 15.6" screen (probably the size I'd go for),
So yeah, not really too keen to spend much over $1000 if I can help it, but will see how the cookie crumbles.
So I've changed my tune and am thinking of just getting a custom built PC (got a flatmate that can put computers together, did so for one of my other flatmates), instead of a laptop/notebook or retail PC, and increasing my budget to the $1300ish mark.
Just put up a question on computerlounge forum
, which has already been replied to, can someone in the know advise if that combination of... stuff is decent?
Has anyone had any good experience with a particular computer-build place? And what sort of minimal setup should I be looking for (for average use - internet, movies, music, not hardcore gaming). As previously stated wouldn't mind getting into music recording/editing, but no idea what sort of specs those programs would use.
God it's annoying being technologically inept.
EDIT : Here is a package the dude from computerlounge put together
, total cost $1485 (incl 21.5" monitor, keyboard/mouse & Windows 7). Can anyone with any ounce of computing knowhow let me know if this seems pretty decent? Compared to some of the main retailers it seems to be not too shabby?
EDIT : My techy flatty has scoured pricespy for a similar package for $1150, which he'll put together, so that suits me fine just fine. As long as the damn thing works I'll be ecstatic.
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