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Advice in buying a new computer?

I am a 16 year old with an interest in technology. I have a decent job and have a respectable amount of spending money, but I would rather not spend more than 1000 dollars. I want to buy a computer that will not completely suck with in two years. I don't need a fancy graphic card or anything, just a computer that I can run a lot of things at one time and store a lot of music and such. Also I am considering switching to Linux so if you have any suggestions about that id appriciate it.

Asked By: confushassay - 3/25/2007
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Good idea. You have a lot of good choices. Remember, 2 GB of RAM is crucial to multitasking. If you ever edit movies or Photoshop, make sure you have a good CPU as well... More
Answered By: Henry - 3/25/2007
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HP makes a good solid computer.
Answered By: snoopdog - 3/25/2007
 
get a dell
Answered By: Jamie - 3/25/2007
 
If you have an interest in technology, build one yourself. It's not that hard.
Answered By: joe s - 3/25/2007
 
Are you looking for a laptop or a tower... More
Answered By: boris_sv_2001 - 3/25/2007
 
Finding a computer that will not be obsolete in a few years is difficult. They are improveing them so fast most are redundant the day you buy them. To get past that I built my own. With the help of others. I used as large mother board with plenty of room to expand it as new things came along. My latest addition is a... More
Answered By: Jerry G - 3/25/2007
 
Don't switch to Linux. Next, if you're\ looking for a good pc on a budget, go with eMachines. They're solid, reliable, inexpensive, and will do everything you want them to. DONT DO DELL. They have a bad repuation of getting really really sluggish on you in 6 months. Don't do HP. They aren't built decently. Another... More
Answered By: A. - 3/25/2007
 
im not familiar with Linux,go to apple.com for that.but some of the most important thing when buying a new computer is not to let them with all the dual core or core 2 duo,the bottom line is how many gigahertz(that is your computer clock size,the bigger,the better)re:1000megahertz=1 gigahertz.then you wanna know how... More
Answered By: huck foo - 3/25/2007
 
Look for good upgrade options. Invest in a PC with dual core Intel or AMD Get a large hard drive 300GB + Get 2GB ram Spend now & you won't need to upgrade in 6 months
Answered By: RMT - 3/25/2007
 
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