- 51 months ago
What an awesome site! I need to replace my... no joking here... 9 y/o hand me down laptop...
The goal here is to get something usable for now, and upgradeable in the future.
I'm buying from the US
-Processor? Um something better than a 1.65 Ghz AMD E-450 lol
-At least 1GB on the integrated GPU
-DVI and VGA outputs, both
-At least 4 GB RAM,
-500 GB hard drive, doesn't have to be solid state
-No dedicated video card
-Windows something or other.. I'm fine using 7 but if 10 is cheaper...
I have peripherals, though I'll need another monitor so I can continue my dual monitor setup. I have a 1080p DVI behemoth, so I'll need something like a 17" VGA cheapness for my auxiliary screen, though I'll probably look for one used.
And that should do everything I need to do right now... hoping for around $250 + monitor (the cheaper the better)
I'll eventually want to turn this into a decent machine... dedicated video, 16GB RAM, additional hard drive, so the less I have to upgrade, the better. On the other hand, if its better to build this and start from scratch on a new build, that could be an option too.
Any other tips or advice would be appreciated :)