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  • Desktop or laptop for lad starting high school
  • ticsmon
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    Ticsmon jr is starting high school this time and I presume we are going to need a computer for homework and stuff. It’ll be a family computer too as our laptop is almost dead.  I’d love an IMac but don’t think I can justify the price. Any recommendations?

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    Desktop = cheaper, more upgradable, takes up more room.  Laptop = portable.

    Stay with well known brands, avoid store brands like the plague.  Dell outlet is always worth a look for a bargain, Lenovo for build quality.

    Literally any computer you buy will be up to doing “homework.”

    Budget for backup solutions, be that a USB HDD or some sort of cloud storage.

    Anything computery at school will assume a PC rather than a Mac I’d expect.

    What’s wrong with the one you’ve already got?  An OS reinstall / upgrade and a couple of hardware upgrades (SSD and RAM) might give it a new lease of life.

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