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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bizwiz2, Nov 5, 2019.

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  1. bizwiz2

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    I'm looking to buy a new computer, laptop or desktop. I want a PC. I would like it to be $500-$800, but could go to $1000. Ideally, I want it to be as fast as possible with a 1TB (or larger) solid state hard drive, and multiple cores.

    Of course I might have to compromise on some of these things. But basically, I'm looking for the fastest, biggest computer I can get for the money. Any recommendations?

    Thanks.
     
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    It helps if you mention what programs you want to run on the PC.
    Some like to edit video, others do a lot of word processing, some play games and others mainly surf and do email.
     
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    You say laptop or desktop, then you say you want a PC, but PC is usually taken to mean a desktop so can you clarify what you mean please ?
     
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    I would be working with word documents & spreadsheets, viewing/making/editing videos, building/viewing websites, posting to blogs & forums.
     
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    I just mean I don't want an Apple.
     
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    Ok, thanks for clarifying that.
     
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    First a desktop is more rugged than a laptop. Parts that break can be replaced. A better video card can be added. So if you will be editing videos, a desktop is preferable to a laptop.

    All the other items can be done on either.

    https://www.creativebloq.com/features/best-computers-for-graphic-design
    we can throw out items 1, 2 and 5. (I've read lots of negative things about Surface computers).
    Me, I avoid all-in-one computers for the same reason as laptops. If the graphics chip dies, you have no display and no easy/cheap way to fix this. So scratch the Lenovo Yoga A940 from the list.
    So that leaves one from this list: HP Pavilion 590.

    Let me do some searching at other sites to see what additional computers are mentioned.

    https://www.creativebloq.com/features/best-computer-for-video-editing
    HP Envy 795

    https://www.techradar.com/news/best-video-editing-computer
    Corsair One Pro i180

    You have possibly 3 models. I can't stress enough, read reviews. And not just from one site. Go on Amazon and read the 1 and 2 star reviews to see if there are problems. Read reviews from place like Cnet and techradar.
    I usually do a lot of reading before I make a hardware purchase so I have an idea of what to expect. I also download the user manual and look through that too.
     
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    OK. Thank you so much for the advice.
     
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