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Old 01-10-2020, 08:06 AM
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This is exactly what you should do. The computer guys at Eisenhower on Monday will help you with the right decision, the right computer and will be there to help you with any issues after you buy it.
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A lot of good info. Based on one of your answers about streaming I would suggest the following:
CPU not lest than a I7
Windows 10 in 64 Bit mode
16 gigs RAM ( a little over kill but will help in Large cases) but you can get away with 8 gigs in 32 Bit mode. Do not get 16 gigs if you are running in 32 bit mode a big waste
nothing to do with computer but a good Up/Down Bandwidth
Watch out for useless software that is preload.
Now do you want to watch in comfort or squinting? How close are you going to be to the screen?
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Bought mine from Costco online. Better price than any store.
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MMD did not help me.
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For what the OP stated he was going to use the system for, even an I5 processor is overkill so he most definitely doesn't need the I7. The big difference between I5 and I7 is hyperthreads and he won't be running any apps that can take advantage of that. Both processors have more actual cores than he will ever use. Actually an I3 processor would make even more sense but those tend to be in budget systems and I generally avoid buying the lowest cost version of anything.

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A lot of good info. Based on one of your answers about streaming I would suggest the following:
CPU not lest than a I7
Windows 10 in 64 Bit mode
16 gigs RAM ( a little over kill but will help in Large cases) but you can get away with 8 gigs in 32 Bit mode. Do not get 16 gigs if you are running in 32 bit mode a big waste
nothing to do with computer but a good Up/Down Bandwidth
Watch out for useless software that is preload.
Now do you want to watch in comfort or squinting? How close are you going to be to the screen?

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If you're in the market for a new computer, plase come by and see us at Computer Corner in Leesburg!

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(352) 460-1155 • 205 W. North Blvd • Leesburg, Fl 34748
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:39 AM
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This is exactly what you should do. The computer guys at Eisenhower on Monday will help you with the right decision, the right computer and will be there to help you with any issues after you buy it.
I'll be there with a Chromebook and a Linux system, come check them out. BTW, it starts ar 1PM.
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For what the OP stated he was going to use the system for, even an I5 processor is overkill so he most definitely doesn't need the I7. The big difference between I5 and I7 is hyperthreads and he won't be running any apps that can take advantage of that. Both processors have more actual cores than he will ever use. Actually an I3 processor would make even more sense but those tend to be in budget systems and I generally avoid buying the lowest cost version of anything.
I'm not disagreeing with you on function, but Best Buy currently has 844 different PC laptop computer models for sale. Of those 844 models, 404 of them have an I7 processor, 268 of them have an I5 processor, and only 24 of them have an I3 processor. The rest have an I9 or a different type of processor. So, the most popular laptop processor appears to be the I7.
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Of course most of those systems have the I7 because it "sounds" better. The majority of people have no clue what they are buying, what their real requirements are, and how best to satisfy those requirements. For the majority of people, their home computing needs would be best served by Chromebooks (or Chromeboxes) with ARM processors or tablets such as an iPad.

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I'm not disagreeing with you on function, but Best Buy currently has 844 different PC laptop computer models for sale. Of those 844 models, 404 of them have an I7 processor, 268 of them have an I5 processor, and only 24 of them have an I3 processor. The rest have an I9 or a different type of processor. So, the most popular laptop processor appears to be the I7.

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I'm not disagreeing with you on function, but Best Buy currently has 844 different PC laptop computer models for sale. Of those 844 models, 404 of them have an I7 processor, 268 of them have an I5 processor, and only 24 of them have an I3 processor. The rest have an I9 or a different type of processor. So, the most popular laptop processor appears to be the I7.
Because most people get advice from the wrong people and over buy and over spend.
IMHO
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Go to jacob's computers in wildwood- he can build you anything you want at a great price---- store is south of 466a on main street
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You can get a desktop custom-built locally, picking the best configuration for your needs.Mine was done by Villages Mobile PC Repair about three years ago. Owner Thomas Hodgson may not be a sweet-talker but he knows his stuff. You end up with the best of name-brand components
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