The computer I use, at home and RV. Is getting kinda slow. It has a
Pentium 4 CPU 2.80 GHz, 256 Mb of RAM and a 33 GB Hard drive, of which 12 GBs is used space. I have done Defrag and error-checking.
Speed test is the following: Ping 104 ms, download speed 1.82 Mbps,
Upload speed .50 Mbps
When I'm on a web site and a phone call comes in on Magic Jack, my
system can't sometimes handle that. So, do you all think it is better
to add memory, for about $40, or just buy a whole new system for
$400? Everything else seems to work pretty well.
However, the slowness of my system, can be very frustrating. I bought a new monitor a few months ago. But, I could use that with a new computer. I could just by a new computer without a monitor.
I bought a new laptop (netbook, I guess) that is nice and small....and I hook up my old desktop flat-screen monitor to it when I'm at home. It's got twice the memory and HD of the desktop, which was also about 6 years old. (The monitor is newer)....it's got everything that the desktop had, but the DVD burner, which I never used. And, if I really need something that is on a CD, I can always use my wife's laptop (larger unit, so it's got the drives) or one at work.
I'd recommend getting a laptop, IF you don't really need a HUGE amount of memory and HD space (for gaming), but just want to deal with the usual daily stuff. I bought This one , so I could Skype with my Grandson, as it's got the camera and software. I LOVE IT!! I think it's also available with less options for less money.
Happy New Year
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Bill & Claudia / DD Jenn / DS Chris / GS MJ Dogs: Sophie, Abby, Brandy, Kahlie, Annie, Maggie, Tugger & Beau RIP: Cookie, Foxy & Gidget @ Rainbow Bridge.
2000 Winnebago "Minnie" 31C, Ford V-10
Purchased April 2008 FMCA# F407293 The Pets
I just went thru your situation and with a seven year old desktop and went with a new tower for $300. OMG what an increase in speed and newer operating system. Everything works so much better. I was so pleased I also replaced my 5 year old laptop. Technology changes so fast but also improves greatly. And right now there are great prices on components.