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Computer purchasing?

My desktop computer is getting old and needs to be replaced.  Being not very technically-savvy, how does one begin to sort out whether to buy a desktop/laptop computer and/or iphone/smartphone/ipad, etc.  Any resources for this?
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The best thing is to do what you are doing right now - talk to people that do know.

What are you looking for your computer to do? Do you have any needs/applications you will be running?

How much do you want to spend?
KathyC2010Author Commented:
thank you for this answer. Would you please keep this question open for anther week for me to respond to? I didn't know how to access this answer before and now I'm sick and can't focus on this right now.
Thank you. Woul dyou please confirm you received this. (Not sure if you do this if it will go to my email or what.)
If you would like some feed back from the forums here, you will need to provide us with a little more information.
What are you currently using?
Try to tell us a little more about the computer, ie Processor speed, amount of Ram and hard disk size/ usage
Assuming that it is a Windows based computer, Right click on My Computer icon and then left click on Properties.  This will give you some computer information.  If you go into my computer and see the Hard Disks, you can right click on them and then properties and it will tell you size and usage.
Then some information on the intended usage.
ie Internet, Email,
Do you work with photos, Video?  Is there a program that you have to use.  If there are several, you should advise as some of the older ones will not work with Windows 7.

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