Looks like I need a new "home" computer/laptop - any suggestions??
Currently using the old desktop at home. Thought I could use DDs recently replaced laptop, but it has a "blue screen" problem that can not be diagnosed . . . so, looks like I'm in the market for a new laptop. We've had both Dell and HP - DD just purchased a MacBook, that she loves - I don't want to spend anywhere near that kind of money. I don't need anything too fancy, just want to be able to check emails, and surf the web! Suggestions??
"I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy
I know a MacBook Pro is quite expensive, but it's worth it. even for checking email and surfing the web. Because that's where you get spyware and viruses.
I got one and that's pretty much all I do, I don't use nearly what my Mac is capable of. but, i never get viruses, which is a winner for me. I'm not good with computers, so when my PC got a virus it was toast. and I don't understand the whole antivirus thing.
I LOVE my Mac, and someday if it dies, I will only buy another one.
You might even be able to go with a Chromebook, depending on your connectivity. They're super inexpensive. Software is nearly all cloud based, though, so you will want a good, consistent internet connection.
After both DH and I have spent several thousands of $ on laptops that didn't last longer than 2 years.... we went out to Best Buy and bought a Lenovo for something like $300 or $400. It's only been a few months, but honestly unless you're going to go all out and get a Macbook Pro or something else that's in a completely different class, I don't get spending so much money on a computer that's not going to last any longer than its cheaper competitors. That is, if you're not planning on using it for anything special. We just use ours for MS Office and Internet. It does the job.