So there are many good models out now. At http://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/cnet-laptop-chooser-college-too-350349/ I post how to research such.
My favorites are CNET, Notebookcheck lists and the best sellers on Amazon.
I am thinking about getting a new/old computer. I dropped mine a couple of days ago and it survived( with a crack in the case), That made me think that it might be best to retire this computer in working condition so I have a back-up and I have a working machine suited to running old programs. My current machine is 8 years old and has an Intel chip. How new a machine would I need to get to be relatively current.? By that I mean so that the hardware would not be incompatible with current software too soon. Do you have any suggestions?
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