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  1. DyeF9

    DyeF9 In Thrust We Trust

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    The HP EliteBook 735 G6 Notebook PC I recommended is not difficult. It's a cover, a connector and some torx screws. It's also more geared toward corporate use, not consumer. Your call. I can't recommend a prebuilt desktop, since I haven't owned one in a couple decades. I've always built those myself and used hand picked parts.
     


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  2. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    Thanks for all the info; life is compromises. Was in Costco today and they had a Surface Pro 7 (i5, 8GB ram, 128gb hdd) with type pad and pen for $799.

    I was tempted. Then realized that may be too bare bones. But I’m still tempted.
     
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  3. DyeF9

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    No matter what you decide, laptop or desktop, I still recommend 16 GB RAM, and at least a 512 GB main drive (m.2, SSD or NVM.e)

    Processor probably won't make a huge difference, though an i5 for Intel or Ryzen 5 would be the more ideal ones to go with.
     
  4. TX OMFS

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    That's not enough memory IMO. You can do better for similar money I would think.
     
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    I agree. For the money its short on memory and it has a HDD drive (nono)
     
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  6. just country

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    morning, that's why I do not use google or any other
    websites. do not answer msgs or calls from unknown
    peoples. lost a computer for answering msg. I did not
    know the sender. totally locked the computer. apple
    computer. apple would not help. justme gbot tum.
    eset pro is one of the best security searches.
    I did not know that best buy employed fed. agents.
    makes sense!!
     
  7. no2gates

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    As some others have said, 512 G drive is the smallest I would go. You can't fit much of anything in 120 G.
    Most laptops can upgrade the SSD fairly easily, as long as you're comfortable doing it.
    If you need just word processing and web surfing, 8 G of memory would be the minimum, but 16 G would be recommended if you do any photo editing at all. You could always check to see if the laptop has the ability to upgrade the memory (some have soldered memory and no DIMM slots).
     
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    No Microsoft Surface comes with a spinny drive. They all have SSDs.
     
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    The reason I suggested a minimum for 16 GB, aside from Google chrome and windows being bogarts for memory, was because OP said he wanted something that was relatively future proofed. That extra but of ram will definitely help later down the road as well.
     
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    Yep. I’m even looking at 32GB RAM options. Not cheap, but may be worth it.
     


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