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02 May 16 20:59
Date Joined: 22 Oct 02
| Topic/replies: 291 | Blogger: callataxi's blog
have a tired ,slow windows vista system and need a new pc really.

been advised to get an apple mac, assume cant go wrong with one of those?
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Report pxb May 3, 2016 5:44 AM BST
With a Mac you pay a few hundred for the fashion statement it makes.

If you don't run MS apps, Word, Betangel, etc., get a Chromebook. Cheap and none of the Windows hassle, no viruses. I've used one for 4 years and wouldn't go back to Windows if you gave me a PC for free.
Report callataxi May 3, 2016 7:58 AM BST
ok cheers. im looking for a desktop, so assume either apple mac or chromebook can run betfair

and any software perfectly?? only ever used windows so a bit in the dark with these.
Report Over2.5 May 3, 2016 11:33 AM BST
lenovo desktop.... brilliant quality. look no further
Report pxb May 4, 2016 12:20 AM BST
Chromebooks only come in laptops. It's basically a Chrome browser with access to cloud applications. It can't run WIndows software.

A Mac can't run Windows software either (without some serious dicking around). So it can't run Betangel for example.

A word of advice. A friend asked me to setup a new Windows 8 computer for them. It was a horrible experience. Tablet touchscreen features on a laptop was a terrible idea. Get a demo of whatever PC you intend to buy as it will be very different to your current Vista machine. TBH a Chromebook will be most like what you have now.
Report longbridge May 4, 2016 11:04 AM BST
@pxb agree Win 8 is horrible but if the OP is buying new he should get it supplied with Win 10 which is pretty much OK.
Report pxb May 5, 2016 12:07 AM BST
I haven't seen Win 10.
Report zoom_top May 5, 2016 7:45 AM BST
I use an HP with win 10 - no problems. I went for fast delivery of data In the punting busibess fast computers are essential, so you need a powerful computer. Say at least I Core 7  64 bit  3.40 GHz or more.- DESKTOP
Report Over2.5 May 5, 2016 10:43 AM BST
windows 10 is excellent
Report Westender May 5, 2016 2:14 PM BST
Does the OP own a Colour TV yet?
Report pxb May 6, 2016 5:28 AM BST
Processor speed is irrelevant. But 4GB RAM is a minimum. The new site gets unstable when RAM is low.
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