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Old 01-27-2013, 07:06 PM
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As someone who's been WORKING from their computer for years, This!!! VVV

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I wouldn't say desktops are becoming obsolete.. at least not also with portables. Typing on a tablet sucks... they are good for consuming, not so good for creating.
Nope, you CAN'T do diddly from a Tablet! NOTHING quite frankly, my brother got me a Lenovo Tablet for Christmas this year (yeah, I was completely blown away), needless to say...it's been thrown at the floor a few times already for being an uncooperative POS!!! Don't worry, it's fine, I've since learned although you can access the internet with it, don't expect to be able to DO anything once there, at all! I'm mostly using it right now to read books...all of two free books so far.

Anyway, enough about that, but yeah there are MANY things in life that you NEED a Desktop for and NOTHING else will substitute one, I know. I wish I had advice for you, but I don't. I just know that all the hated brands already mentioned are also on my "NO" list, and I've not had luck finding anything suitable as a replacement for my currently dying DT, had to replace a fan in it before that malfunctioned and caused it to overheat and crash, now the new fan, which works/is set up differently, is malfunctioning too, ugh! I'll be watching this thread...
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:04 PM
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I still reccomend a laptop, they are cool & you can do almost anything (provided you have the nessessary software) you can on a desktop, but they dont take up much room & they are more portable. I am writing this in my bed, with my laptop ... well ... on my lap LOL.

though if she is dead set on a desktop, I had a compaq & loved it, I also have worked with Dell & Toshieba, which are also good.

dont get anything sony or HP though, they are POS's
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:14 PM
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I won't edit on anything except a desktop so they aren't totally gone by the wayside yet ..photographers still use them pretty exclusively
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:34 PM
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Newegg is the way to go as far as OEM and custom made desktops.

I own 6 working desktops and 1 working laptop. I prefer desktops. For one thing, they're upgradable. Laptops tend not to last very long, especially cheap ones. The same is true of mobile devices. Mobile device such as the Ipad tend to have a closed architecture. I have one desktop that is over 15 years old and the others are all different ages. lol
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:42 PM
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You may want to buy a windows 7 professional license while you still can. Though, Windows 8 can be made to act more like Windows 7 with ClassicShell. It's free.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:43 PM
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Go desktops!

You can add a monitor and a real keyboard and mouse to a laptop, but at that point why not get a desktop if you're not planning on moving it often?

Sometimes a more mobile computer would be nice, but the processing power in my desktop would melt down a laptop.

I wouldn't get hung up on manufacturer. Its pretty much a matter of what is in the computer that matters, and the only thing that will vary very much is the power supply and case. (HP, I do hate your small midsize case).
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:02 PM
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I kinda skimmed, has Lenovo been mentioned? If I had to by a Win machine thats where I would start.

ETA: I already said Ild get a Lenovo in this very thread, shows I pay attention.
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I still reccomend a laptop, they are cool & you can do almost anything (provided you have the nessessary software) you can on a desktop, but they dont take up much room & they are more portable. I am writing this in my bed, with my laptop ... well ... on my lap LOL.

though if she is dead set on a desktop, I had a compaq & loved it, I also have worked with Dell & Toshieba, which are also good.

dont get anything sony or HP though, they are POS's
No, you CAN'T! This is coming from someone who has had 4 desktops, and my mother is on her second Laptop so I have used them before. So trust me, when it comes to "getting WORK done", photo editing, graphics design, web work, it can not be done at the same quality on a laptop, period! I have a LARGE screen, with limited glare and full true colors set, I can upgrade EVERYTHING inside the tower (this one's already had a ton of work done on it by my brother, it's a hand-me-down), I can plug in my tablet and sit where-ever how-ever I want, I have a REAL keyboard for writing, etc so on and so fourth. Not to argue with you, I'm sure your laptops are just fine for daily chit-chat and checking email, my mother uses her to spend all her free time looking up recipes and looking at pinterest. I'm just trying to state the facts, as someone who's been using computers for 20 years, trust me I know what "fully loaded" means and feels like when it comes to computers, and NOTHING touches a desk top when it comes to work.

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EXACTLY!

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Newegg is the way to go as far as OEM and custom made desktops.

I own 6 working desktops and 1 working laptop. I prefer desktops. For one thing, they're upgradable. Laptops tend not to last very long, especially cheap ones. The same is true of mobile devices. Mobile device such as the Ipad tend to have a closed architecture. I have one desktop that is over 15 years old and the others are all different ages. lol
Again, exactly the same feelings here, I have a desk top I still use that was bought in 99', my mother bought her first lap top around 2000, it's not really operating as of 2011, you can't run it unless it's plugged in and the power cord has a bad short in it inside the computer, it's been professionally repaired once and after that it was just cheaper to buy a brand new one for her.
Also, our very first Windows desk top computer was bought sometime between 95'-96' (I can't remember?) and it's still functional, we just gave it away last year to a relative for their kids to play with.

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I kinda skimmed, has Lenovo been mentioned? If I had to by a Win machine thats where I would start.

ETA: I already said Ild get a Lenovo in this very thread, shows I pay attention.
lol, I'm sure we've all done that this week, I don't know what it is (probably the cold) but my brains been shot for the last week, ugh. But yeah, other than being a royal PITA to use, the Tablet I got is a Lenovo and I'm thinking of going that route when I need a new desk top now. This one was just a cheap thing that my brothers work pawned off on him, he jammed it with so many upgrade it sounds like a jet engine when you start it up. But, it's lacking memory (not as much since I took off all his games) and there's a part with a fan inside that he added which they no longer make that size fan, gee I can guess why, with having to replace once already!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:55 AM
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Even a MacBook Pro all the way to 16GB doesn't stand up to a desktop when it comes to needing a workhorse of a machine. Ask a hardcore gamer if they would use a laptop. =P Desktops are never going away.
I like laptops but I could never imagine using one as my main machine, even just from the logistics of posture. Ow.
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No, you CAN'T! This is coming from someone who has had 4 desktops, and my mother is on her second Laptop so I have used them before. So trust me, when it comes to "getting WORK done", photo editing, graphics design, web work, it can not be done at the same quality on a laptop, period! I have a LARGE screen, with limited glare and full true colors set, I can upgrade EVERYTHING inside the tower (this one's already had a ton of work done on it by my brother, it's a hand-me-down), I can plug in my tablet and sit where-ever how-ever I want, I have a REAL keyboard for writing, etc so on and so fourth. Not to argue with you, I'm sure your laptops are just fine for daily chit-chat and checking email, my mother uses her to spend all her free time looking up recipes and looking at pinterest. I'm just trying to state the facts, as someone who's been using computers for 20 years, trust me I know what "fully loaded" means and feels like when it comes to computers, and NOTHING touches a desk top when it comes to work.


EXACTLY!


Again, exactly the same feelings here, I have a desk top I still use that was bought in 99', my mother bought her first lap top around 2000, it's not really operating as of 2011, you can't run it unless it's plugged in and the power cord has a bad short in it inside the computer, it's been professionally repaired once and after that it was just cheaper to buy a brand new one for her.
Also, our very first Windows desk top computer was bought sometime between 95'-96' (I can't remember?) and it's still functional, we just gave it away last year to a relative for their kids to play with.


lol, I'm sure we've all done that this week, I don't know what it is (probably the cold) but my brains been shot for the last week, ugh. But yeah, other than being a royal PITA to use, the Tablet I got is a Lenovo and I'm thinking of going that route when I need a new desk top now. This one was just a cheap thing that my brothers work pawned off on him, he jammed it with so many upgrade it sounds like a jet engine when you start it up. But, it's lacking memory (not as much since I took off all his games) and there's a part with a fan inside that he added which they no longer make that size fan, gee I can guess why, with having to replace once already!
It depends on the brand of laptop you get! Some are not very durable, but some are. & uh ... I have been into computers for the better part of 25 years.
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