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  1.    17 Aug 2015 #11
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 187
    Win 7 8 and 10

    I personally wont sell or recommend any consumer PC ever again.
    I think this will do and they are built better the warranty shows.
    HP Desktop PC EliteDesk 700 G1 Intel Core i5 4590 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit with Windows 8.1 Pro License - Newegg.com

    Upgrade it to 10 yourself and you get PRO and not home.

    Install that free SSD and it will scream. $519.99
    • Warranty
    • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
    • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  2.    17 Aug 2015 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 101
    Windows 8.1 pro upgraded to Windows 10 pro

    just entering my 2 cents worth... I'm a fan of HP haven't done me wrong other than the "indian" support that doesn't understand English...

    I currently have an HP Envy 17 laptop.. was top of line last year but not now...
    my specs are
    Intel Processor i7 4700 MQ CPU @ 2.40 GHz 2.40 GHz
    64bit processor
    Intel integrated video with Nvidia integrated video for gaming
    16 GB memory on 2 dims
    full keyboard with backlit keys
    1TB hard drive with a bay for a second drive bay of which I added another 1 TB hard drive
    came with windows 8.1 home 64bit upgraded to 8.1 pro then 10 pro
    without issues thankfully
    IDT/Beats Audio speakers with a plug in jack for headset with mic
    DVD/CD burner
    fingerprint reader for login instead of pin or password

    bought laptop at a discount cause the store was dropping the model had a year warranty 3 months left
    have been pleased with it...
    follow link for original specs that it was shipped with
    HP ENVY 17-j181nr Notebook PC Product Specifications | HP® Customer Support
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  3.    17 Aug 2015 #13
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 28,073
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    I have a Dell i7 (check my specs)... pretty good screamer.... but what you speced out this might be a good choice... You can just turn right around and bump up to 10.

    Dell Inspiron 3847 - Core i5 4460 3.2 GHz - 8 GB RAM - 1 TB HDD - Intel HD Graphics 4600 - Windows 8.1
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  4.    18 Aug 2015 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 119
    Windows 7 (reverted back)

    A laptop is not something I would recommend for a "senior" citizen.

    - laptops usually have smaller screens
    - the distance between your eyes and the screen is relatively small
    - The height of the monitor is not ideal (you look "down" all the time)
    - If with SSD only the amount of storage is usually (very) limited
    - if on a laptop a part gets broken, you MUST send it to the manufacturer for repair
    - if a desktop gets broken you can replace many parts at your local computer shop easily

    I can recommend the Gigabyte BRIXX series.
    This is a very small computer, but with all features (also wifi)
    it has a SSD (solid state drive) for Windows 10 and programs
    and a 2.5 inch (slow) drive for your data.
    It fits on the back of any monitor and you connect the monitor via HDMI
    it's the ideal solution which takes up NO space, is super quiet (unlike any desktop)
    and VERY wallet friendly

    Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXi3H-5010 - Barebone
    M-Sata 256GB SSD
    2x 4GB DDR (memory)
    1.5TB 2.5 inch SATA hard drive
    a monitor of your choice (test before buying)

    Good Luck
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  5.    18 Aug 2015 #15
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 28,073
    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)

    Quote Originally Posted by Harpert View Post
    A laptop is not something I would recommend for a "senior" citizen.

    - laptops usually have smaller screens
    - the distance between your eyes and the screen is relatively small
    - The height of the monitor is not ideal (you look "down" all the time)
    - If with SSD only the amount of storage is usually (very) limited
    - if on a laptop a part gets broken, you MUST send it to the manufacturer for repair
    - if a desktop gets broken you can replace many parts at your local computer shop easily

    I can recommend the Gigabyte BRIXX series.
    This is a very small computer, but with all features (also wifi)
    it has a SSD (solid state drive) for Windows 10 and programs
    and a 2.5 inch (slow) drive for your data.
    It fits on the back of any monitor and you connect the monitor via HDMI
    it's the ideal solution which takes up NO space, is super quiet (unlike any desktop)
    and VERY wallet friendly

    Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXi3H-5010 - Barebone
    M-Sata 256GB SSD
    2x 4GB DDR (memory)
    1.5TB 2.5 inch SATA hard drive
    a monitor of your choice (test before buying)

    Good Luck
    Would you like to retract or modify that phrase?
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  6.    18 Aug 2015 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 122
    Windows 10

    I don't know why anyone would not recommend a laptop for a Senior Citizen? IMOH the desktop computers are a thing of the past.
    I have been using computers when there was only DOS had a bunch on desktops and at the time thought they were great. Had the first Windows on one was that a mistake. Have had every Windows except Vista on them last was an HP with Win XP. when Microsoft stopped supporting XP I bought my first laptop a ASUS 73 liked it bought another one, then a smaller HP and then a really small Tohiba. Ran Win7Pro on them all,until just last week installed Win 10 on the two ASUS.s I can do everything with the laptops I did with the old desktops even picked up a 21 inch external screen but never needed it. If people want to spend their money upgrading a old desktop that is their mistake.
    I say Senor Citizen or the new millennial's the laptop is the way to go. And don't try telling me a tablet will replace a laptop, have two iPads and three Android tablets great for looking at stuff not so great to write or work with.
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  7.    18 Aug 2015 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 932
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by digitalcurisity View Post
    I don't know why anyone would not recommend a laptop for a Senior Citizen?
    Because, it could be the best combination of features that they need. Laptop keyboards can be hard to type on and laptop screens can be too small to be read easily. Standalone keyboards tend to be easier to type on and external monitors come in sizes with which you can have large resolutions and larger pixels (than with laptops) -- making them easier to read.

    IMOH the desktop computers are a thing of the past.
    So, another "newer must be better, huh?" Some folks would say laptops are a "thing of the past" -- given the enormous presence of tablets in todays markets, even though the vast majority of those tablets are Android and Apple.
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  8.    18 Aug 2015 #18
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 122
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Because, it could be the best combination of features that they need. Laptop keyboards can be hard to type on and laptop screens can be too small to be read easily. Standalone keyboards tend to be easier to type on and external monitors come in sizes with which you can have large resolutions and larger pixels (than with laptops) -- making them easier to read.

    So, another "newer must be better, huh?" Some folks would say laptops are a "thing of the past" -- given the enormous presence of tablets in todays markets, even though the vast majority of those tablets are Android and Apple.
    You can buy a large external keyboard that uses WiFi or Blue tooth to connect also the same with the Mouse. And as i posted i have two iPads 3&4 and three Android tablets, tablets nice for looking at things but not so nice for doing any real work.
    My ASUSs laptops have a 15 inch screen and i have a external 21 inch screen but don't need it.
    Nice thing is laptops are dropping in price what i paid $1,500 for four years ago today a much more powerful system is around $1,000 and many of the smaller laptops can be had for under $400 or even less.
    Last edited by digitalcurisity; 18 Aug 2015 at 15:59.
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  9.    18 Aug 2015 #19
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 243
    Win 10 Pro 64bit

    OP wanted to know the differences between the HP desktops and any other recommendation for a desktop PC suitable for his needs.

    This should tip you off about his level of technical knowledge and that he probably didn't want to build a system, wholly or partly.

    I'm also sure he is well aware of what a laptop is and would have asked about one if he wanted one.

    I only use laptops for in-the-field work where a desktop is not an option. I would never consider using one as a main PC; what a nightmarish proposition, lol!
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  10.    18 Aug 2015 #20
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 122
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Nus View Post
    OP wanted to know the differences between the HP desktops and any other recommendation for a desktop PC suitable for his needs.

    This should tip you off about his level of technical knowledge and that he probably didn't want to build a system, wholly or partly.

    I'm also sure he is well aware of what a laptop is and would have asked about one if he wanted one.

    I only use laptops for in-the-field work where a desktop is not an option. I would never consider using one as a main PC; what a nightmarish proposition, lol!
    To each his own mate :-)
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