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    3 reasons to consider getting a new computer

    3 reasons to consider getting a new computer

    Posted: 30 Jun 2020

    We're relying more than ever on the technology in our homes. The refrigerator to keep our stocked-up food cold and safe to eat, the dishwasher to clean endless loads of dishes after eating meals at home, and our devices to keep us connected to the world outside.

    For a lot of people, basic internet is no longer sufficient; calling and texting doesn't seem like enough. Now people are working, learning, teaching, and connecting from home. Video chatting with family and friends. Streaming first-run movies, binge-watching TV, submitting daily class assignments, video conferencing with global participants—the needs are much more complex.

    Is your older computer keeping up with what you want to do? If not, look at these simple tips to help you find a new computer so you can do more of what you want and what you love.

    1. Make the most of your time with a faster device.

    We know that you want to do what you want to do when you want to do it, and it needs to keep up with you, too. Whether that's a faster response time when opening apps, streaming movies or music while you do your work, or surfing the web with all of your saved tabs open, we can help guide you to the device that will do just that.

    With the latest Intel processors (the "brain" inside your computer) and solid-state drives ("SSDs" and the storage compartment within your device), starting up your device is up to three times faster than what you may be experiencing on an older device1. What does this mean? It means that you'll have the speed and power you're looking for when working, playing, connecting, or learning online.

    How do you choose?

    We can help determine the right processor for you, based on your needs. Whether you are looking for an entry-level computer to do the basics, or if you expect a higher level of performance from your device to work and play games, there is something for everyone.

    What processor do you need?

    Your needs influence what processor is right for you.

    • Best value, lowest price: The 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3 processor is perfect if you're looking for a sub-$500 computer for basic computing tasks.
    • Everyday requirements: If you're looking to balance performance and cost, the 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor helps you find this balance.
    • Heavy work and play: If you're a gamer or work a lot on your computer, 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 and i9 processors are worth the expense and peace of mind.

    A solid-state drive or a hard disk drive?

    Which choice is best for you? Differences are based on price, speed, and storage.

    • SSD: While these may cost you a little extra, they are worth it for the weight, speed, durability, and lower energy usage to have on your device.
    • HDD: Hard disk drives provide a bit more storage at less cost, however with this storage comes a significant impact on performance—so if you like a responsive computer, SSD is the way to go.

    2. It's easier to work, play, learn, and connect from anywhere.

    On average, modern computers with solid-state drives (SSDs) weigh less than five pounds. And because SSDs consume less power, you'll get longer battery life—on average, eight-plus hours of video playback.2 These portable powerhouses are just what you need to do whatever you want from wherever you are, with or without the cord—even if you are just moving from room to room.

    What do you look for to meet these needs?

    • Consider a 2-in-1 laptop for complete flexibility, giving you the experience of a tablet, usually with a keyboard you can flip over and a touchscreen interface, with the software and computing capability of a laptop for when you need it.
    • Touchscreens are worth it. You love it on your phone, right? Especially with a smaller laptop, tablet or 2-in-1, you'll love it there, too. Pinch and zoom, move things around, or just use it instead of a mouse or touchpad. Once you try it, you'll wonder why you waited so long to get one.

    3. You can find something that fits your style and budget.

    Computers have more personality these days, and you can choose one that reflects yours.

    Buying a device is an investment for today and in the future, but that doesn't mean you have to break the bank. With the broad selection of devices available today, there is a computer that not only fits your budget and personal needs, but your style too. Whether you are looking for thin and light to make moving throughout your home easier, or a new color to match your home office, there are options available for everyone.

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    Brink's Avatar Posted By: Brink
    30 Jun 2020

  1. Posts : 11,390
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706

    3 reasons to consider getting a new computer

    1 My existing computer can no longer fulfil my requirements, or
    2 My requirements have changed and my existing computer cannot fulfil them, or
    3 I have more money than sense.

    Last edited by Try3; 30 Jun 2020 at 17:35.
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  2. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    I don't like that they are assuming Laptop is what is wanted. For me and for many it isn't.

    i9 on the other hand is gimme gimme gimme !
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  3. Posts : 7,710
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    Ztruker said:
    I don't like that they are assuming Laptop is what is wanted. For me and for many it isn't.

    i9 on the other hand is gimme gimme gimme !
    Why over amd3 ?
    I just got a 10900k so I agree it's stupid fast but also stupid hot
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  4. Posts : 1,445
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 20H2 19042.844

    Just got a I7 10700, as was just gonna get my old I7 7700 motherboard/processor transferred to newer case, then found out it's Input/output shield wouldn't work with new case, so i was like hmm sign to upgrade to a newer 10th Gen Intel, to go with my Geforce 1660 Super.

    Overall liking it thus far, sure it produces heat, i haven't pushed it too much as yet though lol, light gaming so far lol...More gaming later, and seeing how it handles

    I gotta update my system specs shortly here for this forum lol

    *Owned AMD systems in the past** Swapped back to Intel based system in September 2017

    AMD K6-2
    AMD Athlon Xp 2500+
    AMD Athlon 3500+
    AMD Sempron
    AMD Duron
    AMD APU 3620
    AMD FX 8310 *my last AMD* (unless i get another many many years for now)) My I7 10700 should last many years
    Last edited by AMDMan2016; 30 Jun 2020 at 15:39.
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  5. Posts : 13,934
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    ThrashZone said:
    Why over amd3 ?
    I just got a 10900k so I agree it's stupid fast but also stupid hot
    I've never owned an AMD CPU. That would be like buying a Chevy! (I'm a Ford guy).
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  6. Posts : 5,282
    Win 10 Pro x64

    There's only 1 reason to get a new PC: "You need one."
    Now, what to get depends on how much money you got and what you need it for.

    For those who have a lot of extra money, it's more of a "want" than "need". :)
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  7. Posts : 166
    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 Build 22000.708

    I've just fully upgraded a 7 year old computer with SSD, new graphics card. more RAM and new CPU. Not in any hurry. Actually looking forward to the development of RISC and ARM CPUs. Desktop, though, not laptops
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  8. Posts : 25,645
    Windows 11 Pro 22000.708

    My old computer was over 10 Years old with DDR3 memory and 2 to 3 BSOD's were quite normal. My wife is now using it with Linux with Zero problems so that seems to say that Windows or MS is forcing users to upgrade to stay with Win 10. I have since got a New PC and it works just fine and it will be my last PC barring a major catastrophic even like a house fire. MS , however, should not be advising users what to buy. I recently saw an article that MS was closing everyone of their retail stores.
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  9. Posts : 7,710
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    Ztruker said:
    I've never owned an AMD CPU. That would be like buying a Chevy! (I'm a Ford guy).
    Funny I was thing it was the other way around I'm Chevy guy lol
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