The main things I use my computer for are forums, email, skyping with my son and his family, a very limited use of Facebook, keeping track of appointments, editing and storing photos, watching how to videos, Netflix, listening to music, some gaming, banking, keeping track of the weather, online purchasing. I won't buy clothing online or through a catalog. If I can't try it on I'm not buying it. Especially shoes. I have a very hard time finding shoes that fit.