||[May. 27th, 2012|10:43 pm]
The Question Club
TQC! After four years, I'm getting a new laptop! Yahoo! I love the one I have now, but it's really showing its age (I had to get it a new hard drive last year after it basically died on me) and even after that, it still hasn't been so hot. (This is partially because I was an idiot and put some junky programs on there, but I'm trying to get rid of those). REGARDLESS, my parents offered to get me one as a college graduation present, and we'll be giving my Mom the one I have now.|
My parents and I are all pretty technologically illiterate, and I'm pretty basic with my specifications, so I'm kind of overwhelmed with the possibilities. My current laptop is a Compaq Presario with 2 GB of memory and a 232 GB hard drive (which was an upgrade from what it came with- when the old hard drive died, they said they didn't make the hard drive I used to have, lol). We're looking to get a laptop with 4 GB hard drive and 500 GB of memory, with a price range of about $500 or cheaper. Apart from that, I don't have many specification. I have a lot of music, but not much else. I don't play any big games (other than silly Facebook stuff) and I don't move around with my laptop that much, so I don't care too much about the size. Other than DEFINITELY wanting a PC, I'm at a loss for what to look for.
TQC, given my specifications (PC, 4 GB memory, 500 GB hard drive, $500 or cheaper), what laptop/brand of laptop would you suggest?
Are there any brands I should definitely avoid?
I might add another random computer question in here, but I'm going to try restarting first to see if it solves things.