New Computer?Posted by Phil Ferguson on October 24th, 2012 – 8 Comments – Posted in Uncategorized
I have been having a rough week with computers. My Hewlett-Packard desktop which is less than 2 years old started acting strange. It started with a random “No Signal” notice on the monitor. I took this as a warning sign and made sure everything was backed up.
I’m sure you can get a program that backs up your computer – I just never have. If you know which program I should start to use please let me know. I have heard about Carbonite but I don’t know if it is any good and I’m not sure If I want an annual fee. The other one I have heard of is mypcbackup. I think it is free but is it OK?
Thankfully, I was able to save everything – this time. Now the PC has stopped working completely.
I hooked my old Laptop up to the monitor and I am back on-line. However, Monday we had lightning strike near the house and it killed my cable modem. I had to rush over to Wal-Mart and buy a new one. Several hours of playing with the modem, router and the laptop and I am back again.
Sadly, the old laptop is kind of slow. Now I am thinking maybe I should just get a new computer.
So my question to you is… If I get a new computer – what kind should I get? HP? ASUS? Dell? Acer?
Keep in mind I have problems with Apple and will not buy one. So please don’t suggest it – thanks!
I have not bought a PC for a couple of years and I am not sure what to look for. My time is very tight so, I’m hoping one of my readers can help. Do I need Quad core or will dual core be OK?. 4GB of RAM is plenty right? I’m thinking that a 1 Terra bite drive would be nice to hold all of the photos but, maybe one half of that is good.
I am open to your suggestions and ideas about the new computer and back up options.