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Posted 6/1/2020 08:47 (#8292411 - in reply to #8292276)
Subject: RE: New Desktop computer recommendation?

East central Iowa

veritatissplendor - 6/1/2020 07:25 Hello Everyone— I am looking for a brand new desktop computer. I don’t want a laptop to operate as a desktop—actually looking for a desktop computer. Mostly used for email, internet browsing, Microsoft Office, Adobe, basic music, YouTube, etc. What (brand with specs (RAM, speed, etc)) would you all recommend? I’d say my budget is around $1000-$1500. If I can get something good for less than $1000, even better! To help you help me, I'm looking generally at Lenovo, Dell, or Apple/Mac (yes, I know it's a different thing altogether), and looking mostly at Lenovo or Apple. Tell me everything you know. Thanks in advance!!

You don't really meant that.

My opinion is any computer in that price range will be fine.  The Adobe part is perhaps the only part that I wonder about.  Are you doing video's or image editing?

Get the most ram you can and the fastest processor.  Get a computer with a video card rather than onboard video.

Current recommendations are at least 8GB of ram and an SSD drive rather than a old style mechanical drive.  I have an 500GB SSD drive for my operating system and programs that I want to use a lot.  I have a 1TB mechanical drive for storage of pictures and videos.   I also have a WD elements 2TB external drive with software to backup my drives.  If you backup once a week as you go to bed you will be a lot happier when your computer fails and all you have to do is put in a new drive and transfer all the backups to the new drive.

1. 8GB RAM
2. Graphics card not onboard graphics.
3. SSD drive not a mechanical drive.
4. Fastest CPU available in the computer you decide upon.
5. I like DELL and HP for one reason, their online support when you need a driver.

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