Computers

  1. hello everyone! i finally decided to purchase a computer. i love using my webtv, but it is limited to linking on certain sites, etc.

    i have looked at some, but there are many to choose from.

    what kind (brand) do you have or suggest. i know it depends on the price and the features, but just wanted some hints, advice, etc.

    any suggestions. thanks in advance!
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  2. 37 Comments

  3. by   subec
    I have an E-machine, which I ended up getting for free when I signed up for MSN for 3 years. I really like it, and have had no problems with it.

    Although, if I had my choice, I would buy a laptop.

    Good luck with your decision.
  4. by   nursedawn67
    no matter what computer you get be sure it is a reputable company, I bought my computer at a small hometown company with the notion that it had all these great parts in it (such as a pentium 2 which was big when i bought it), I had crap in it. Everything was bootlegged to me, I had no knowledge of how to buy a computer, so my advice is research research reasearch.
  5. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by subec
    i have an e-machine, which i ended up getting for free when i signed up for msn for 3 years. i really like it, and have had no problems with it.

    although, if i had my choice, i would buy a laptop.

    good luck with your decision.
    thanks for replying!
  6. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by greer128
    no matter what computer you get be sure it is a reputable company, i bought my computer at a small hometown company with the notion that it had all these great parts in it (such as a pentium 2 which was big when i bought it), i had crap in it. everything was bootlegged to me, i had no knowledge of how to buy a computer, so my advice is research research reasearch.
    i will keep this in mind, thanks!
  7. by   Robin61970
    We have two dells and have had no problems........sis-in-law has a gateway.....she has had trouble, but I think it is because of all of the downloading she does.......I agree research research......
  8. by   nursedawn67
    Originally posted by Robin61970
    We have two dells and have had no problems........sis-in-law has a gateway.....she has had trouble, but I think it is because of all of the downloading she does.......I agree research research......
    DUDE! I'm getting a Dell! I think.

    Seriously am thinking of it.
  9. by   NurseAngie
    We bought Gateway the first time....bought Dell this time....I'd say I LOVE my Dell! That's all we'll buy from here on out. The Dell has great tech support too. Just my opinion. :kiss


    Happy nursing~Angie
  10. by   Robin61970
    Wouldn't know about Tech support......have had one almost 2 years and the other a year.....NEVER had to call tech support!!!!!
  11. by   SG Chris
    I bought a laptop. It is just as powerful as my desktop. It is also portable, which allows me to be able to do papers and homework anywhere. Yes it is more expensive but worth the money if your always on the go.
  12. by   indeed
    Let's see here...two laptops, both REALLY OLD and some off brand name that I can't remember (cheap as hell, use them to carry around docs that are too bulky in paper); one highly modified Gateway, three years old, don't think it has a single part in it that's original except the hard drive and the modem; a Hewlitt Packard that's collecting dust because we don't have a purpose for it as of this moment; a brand spanking new eMachine that boyo just acquired and is now lording over me for it's exceptional speed and blah and blah; two hybrids that we built ourselves that we use on and off, depending on the hows and whys. As you can see, I am a bit of an addict here. The point is, it doesn't so much matter what computer you buy as what you do with it. Any computer can be fixed or modified to your liking, and it's not at all difficult to learn how to do this sort of thing by yourself. It's much cheaper to buy a basic system, like a cheap eMachine, Compaq, or HP and add to it later. What will you be using it for? You can get by writing papers and surfing this board on a bare bones 486 running Windoze 3.1...if your a gamer, it's a lot more money. So what do you need it for?

    Indeed.
  13. by   shygirl
    We have a Dell. Love that Steven!
  14. by   Love-A-Nurse
    originally posted by robin61970
    we have two dells and have had no problems........sis-in-law has a gateway.....she has had trouble, but i think it is because of all of the downloading she does.......i agree research research......
    robin, thanks for your reply!

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