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Dec 7, 2009 11:06 am

So if you can't tell i am upgrading the technology in my office...

 
I am looking to purchase a new computer, anyone bought anything recently that was real good?
 
Most likely I will just go back to dell and find something.
Dec 7, 2009 12:38 pm

I got tired of the Dell racket (proprietary parts). For replacements, I buy the hottest boxes ( Black Friday style)  I can afford and have them serviced locally (Best Buy or Fry's) by the seller - a much better value than Dell over time. 

Dec 7, 2009 1:03 pm

I wouldn't trust my computer with the Best Buy folks. Too many issues over on the consumerist dot com boards.

For the stuff we do, I don't think you need anything higher than a mid range pc. Possible perks: dual monitors, second hard drive to use as a shadow drive.

Check with your custodian about tech and windows 7. Some of the programs are not ready for the newer windows version.



Dec 8, 2009 5:18 am

Hi.
I have Dell inspiron 15.

Dec 8, 2009 10:42 am

I am always an HP/Compaq person. Then again, I used to be a sales rep for hp.

Recently for theoffice I bought a refubrished compaq for like $269 with OS, that I added a bunch of upgrades to, extra Ram and dual monitor card, 2 extra monitors, and that was $500 for a dual monitor setup and a damn good pc.

check out computergeeks.com for some good deals on pcs.

Dec 8, 2009 10:56 pm

hmm, in my opinion try to find someone who can build one for you, its the best, and more cost efficient(as long as the techie is honest..), if you need anything let me know i can help you, im a starting ria but i still work from time to time as the It guy i used to be :).

Dec 9, 2009 9:12 am
traderpr:

hmm, in my opinion try to find someone who can build one for you, its the best, and more cost efficient(as long as the techie is honest..), if you need anything let me know i can help you, im a starting ria but i still work from time to time as the It guy i used to be :).

 
Do you also sell Pampered Chef?  I'm looking for a good bundt pan.
Dec 9, 2009 9:17 am
B24:
traderpr:

hmm, in my opinion try to find someone who can build one for you, its the best, and more cost efficient(as long as the techie is honest..), if you need anything let me know i can help you, im a starting ria but i still work from time to time as the It guy i used to be :).

 
Do you also sell Pampered Chef?  I'm looking for a good bundt pan.




Dec 9, 2009 10:29 am

wow you can never offer your help here, fine good luck to you to

Dec 9, 2009 10:53 am

Sensitive!  Can't you appreciate the humor at least!?

Jan 7, 2010 4:50 pm

I like HP.  Dell have come down on quality and service.  Whatever you choose, plan to use it for the next 3 years.  So spend a little extra and get more memory and hard drive.

Jan 8, 2010 4:48 pm
Ash:

I like HP.  Dell have come down on quality and service.  Whatever you choose, plan to use it for the next 3 years.  So spend a little extra and get more memory and hard drive.

I agree with Ash.
I purchased 2 Dell Laptops 9 mos ago when I went Indy and one had a hard drive crash.
I know people who have purchased Macs and love them. I looked at them...too much money for what I need.
Jan 8, 2010 9:15 pm

We use all Macs.  Just bought a couple of new iMacs for the ladies.  And a MacBook Pro for myself (will be doing a lot more traveling).

I'll pay a premium for never having any problems with my computers.

Jan 8, 2010 9:52 pm

My son has used MACS for 10 years and swears by it.

I dont think my B/D supports MACS. Even Windows 7 is a problem in the 64 bit version. We've been advised to only get the 32 bit if we upgrade.
I need a new notebook, but have been putting it off because I'm so confused.
Jan 8, 2010 10:38 pm
Sportsfreakbob:

My son has used MACS for 10 years and swears by it.

I dont think my B/D supports MACS. Even Windows 7 is a problem in the 64 bit version. We've been advised to only get the 32 bit if we upgrade.
I need a new notebook, but have been putting it off because I'm so confused.



You can get a MAC, spend the extra $70 for Fusion and then load Windows XP on it.  You can use the Mac stuff and use virtual windows.

Jan 15, 2010 8:27 pm
Moraen:



You can get a MAC, spend the extra $70 for Fusion and then load Windows XP on it.  You can use the Mac stuff and use virtual windows.



Problem is that a lot of java-based applications and images in html can have problems with parallels or fusion. We looked really long at this and concluded that the technology still isn't there. My guess is that in another year it won't be a problem anymore, though.
Jan 15, 2010 10:11 pm
Moraen:
Sportsfreakbob:

My son has used MACS for 10 years and swears by it.

I dont think my B/D supports MACS. Even Windows 7 is a problem in the 64 bit version. We've been advised to only get the 32 bit if we upgrade.
I need a new notebook, but have been putting it off because I'm so confused.



You can get a MAC, spend the extra $70 for Fusion and then load Windows XP on it.  You can use the Mac stuff and use virtual windows.

Sounds too scary to me. Windows on top of MAC? i would be afraid to do it
Jan 16, 2010 11:30 am
Sportsfreakbob:
Moraen:
Sportsfreakbob:

My son has used MACS for 10 years and swears by it.

I dont think my B/D supports MACS. Even Windows 7 is a problem in the 64 bit version. We've been advised to only get the 32 bit if we upgrade.
I need a new notebook, but have been putting it off because I'm so confused.



You can get a MAC, spend the extra $70 for Fusion and then load Windows XP on it.  You can use the Mac stuff and use virtual windows.

Sounds too scary to me. Windows on top of MAC? i would be afraid to do it



Bob - It's not on top.  It simply creates a virtual PC.  It actually works quite well.

Jan 16, 2010 11:57 am

What kinds of hard drive are you guys looking at?



Considering electronic document storage, is this increasing or decreasing your requirements?