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Posted 1/22/17 , edited 1/22/17
I was just wondering which kind of desktop computer should I go for. Should I go for the all-in-ones or the pc? I mean I like how the all-in-ones look but they're so pricy. A PC would be good but I want something new. I really don't know what I want far as desktop computers. I know I want it to come with WIFI obviously. I'm thinking HP OR Dell desktops. I don't want or need a gaming computer.

Do you have a desktop computer that you can recommend to me?
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It's depend on what do you want to do on your computer, and where do you want to use it. The most of people who needs desktop is who needs a powerful computer, in the extreme case. if you only want to surf the internet, check your email or watch videos, you don't need a desktop. If you don't know so much about computers, I recommend you to use a laptop because it's smaller and cheaper. Also, you don't need to connect a mouse or keyboard. The most of devices in today have build-in Wi-Fi compatibility. I don't know is there a laptop that not compatible with Wi-Fi is exist.

I'm a MacBook Air user which is usually more expensive than PC so I cannot recommend you what kind of PC is good for you. Yet I can say that laptop might be a better choice for you.
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youjiman wrote:

It's depend on what do you want to do on your computer, and where do you want to use it. The most of people who needs desktop is who needs a powerful computer, in the extreme case. if you only want to surf the internet, check your email or watch videos, you don't need a desktop. If you don't know so much about computers, I recommend you to use a laptop because it's smaller and cheaper. Also, you don't need to connect a mouse or keyboard. The most of devices in today have build-in Wi-Fi compatibility. I don't know is there a laptop that not compatible with Wi-Fi is exist.

I'm a MacBook Air user which is usually more expensive than PC so I cannot recommend you what kind of PC is good for you. Yet I can say that laptop might be a better choice for you.


I have a laptop already. And it's okay but I really want a desktop.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I have a laptop already. And it's okay but I really want a desktop.


Why do you really want a desktop? Knowing that will be helpful in order for people to give relevant advice.
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lorreen wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I have a laptop already. And it's okay but I really want a desktop.


Why do you really want a desktop? Knowing that will be helpful in order for people to give relevant advice.


Why is it like that?
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qualeshia3 wrote:


lorreen wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

I have a laptop already. And it's okay but I really want a desktop.


Why do you really want a desktop? Knowing that will be helpful in order for people to give relevant advice.


Why is it like that?


Do you mean why was the quoting messed up? That's my bad--I accidentally left in a portion of the quote you quoted and forgot to preview to make sure it was good before I posted. Sorry about that. I've fixed it now.
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lorreen wrote:

Do you mean why was the quoting messed up? That's my bad--I accidentally left in a portion of the quote you quoted and forgot to preview to make sure it was good before I posted. Sorry about that. I've fixed it now.



Yeah. It's a little weird but I'm glad you're fixing it.
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I used to work at BEst Buy, desk tops 100% of the time cost more for the same exact capabilities, e.i., the hardware on a computer.
hardware is the best way to compare two computers, such as the hard drive, the RAM, the Processor, etc.
if all hardware were the same, a desktop costs nearly 150% more on avg (at least at BEst Buy) than a laptop.
the main reason someone should want a desktop is if they want to customize their computer with various hardware to improve hard-core gaming enthusiasts, such a liquid cooling, adding multiple processors, changing out the motherboard for a better version, adding a dedicated graphics processor, etc.
if you don't intend to use your computer for gaming, and don't intend to use it for running AutoCAD (a computer program for engineers), then you should just get a regular PC laptop.
I'll recommend to you what I'm using: an HP-Chromebook ($200), and attached it to a 48" Vizio LED-TV ($200) so I can watch my anime on a big screen :-)
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Posted 1/23/17 , edited 1/23/17
I finally got my latest desktop and it's a godsend compared to what I've owned in the past (it was a pain in the ass to get though, took forever to ship). I've learned over the past years that if you plan to upgrade in the future instead of just buying a new comp every couple/few years there are a few things to make it easier on yourself ...

1. Forget about All-in-Ones/Standard Desktops/Mini-towers/Midi-towers, definitely go for a full-tower. It's much easier to find affordable parts to upgrade with in the future and very little chance you'll run out of expansion slots/ports for adding devices in/on.
2. Go Intel over AMD. I've never had any luck with AMD. Intel usually lasts longer.
3. Get a dedicated video/graphics card over shared built-in graphics. Less issues. GeForce over Radeon also.
4. Make sure it has at least a 450-500 watt power supply. While changing a power supply isn't hard to do it can be a time consuming pain.
5. Make sure System Memory is expandable to a decent degree. It's always good to have the option to expand it whenever you upgrade a CPU.
6. Don't buy the least expensive system of the type a company offers. While you don't need to buy the top, somewhere near the middle is usually quite good. The bottom is usually the first to have troubles and the last to get fixed.

Hope any of that helped ya .
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