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Dell desktop or laptop?

by mydreamtv / November 9, 2014 1:01 AM PST

Currently I have a Dell Inspiron 560 (desktop) & a Dell Inspiron (laptop). Both are 5-7 years old and are failing badly.
I'm satisfied with the Dell brand as I'm a casual user and use them for on line banking, surfing the web & ordering merchandise.
I want to dump both of them but I'm not sure what to buy, a laptop or desktop? I need a machine that will connect to my HP Photosmart C4795 wireless scanner, printer & copy machine.
Cost is factor.
Any suggestions would be helpful, I'm 66 years old & just don't know much about all the tech out there.

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No budget?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 9, 2014 8:09 AM PST
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I forgot
by mydreamtv / November 10, 2014 4:20 AM PST
In reply to: No budget?

I forgot to mention a budget but to be honest, in my opinion this decision isn't based on price, it is based on what I will be comfortable with and then I'll try to find the best price for it.
I take it that your suggestion is a laptop, right? That's fine with me as long as I can still connect to my HP wireless printer/scanner/copier. I'm going to review the list you linked me to & go from there.
Thanks very much

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