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Buying new computer

Susan

I'm thinking about buying this computer.

Dell Inspiron 15.6 Touch HD AMD E2 Quad
Core 4 GB Ram 1 TB HDD Windows 10 with
software and lifetime tech support.

It is a touch screen but I would use a wired mouse.

Is there a problem with a touch screen or anything
else on this computer that could cause additional problems.
I will use an external keyboard and sit as far away
as possible from it.
Thanks,
Susan
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Re: Buying new computer

Marc Martin
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I think the technology in touch screens MAY make it worse than a regular screen, but as usual with any sort of electronics, it's often pretty hard to predict if a given model will be good or bad.

Marc

 
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Re: Buying new computer

entityfree
i think that drawing tablets could be better or those types of devices where the pen does the touching instead of relying on your body electricity, for the purposes of navigating.
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thero
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A solid state drive instead of a HDD would be better.
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JDark
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Is there a way you can try before you buy.  You will want to make sure there is not some kind of chip like a smart chip in it.  I have a Macbook and it's the adapter that is bad. I use wired mouse and keyboard across the room and I put shielding fabric over the bottom part to block those waves. I have been too sick and or otherwise busy for my usual sewing or I would make some kind of RF fabric tube to put the whole adapter in. I recently took a parts machine and put in the 8GB of memory from it to my mac and some other like things, I may swap the speakers if I ever get a day I am up to it. I am avoiding the day of getting a new one as long as I can. I am running into issues w/ my OS and all the later releases are not something I want to live w/. I may eventually get another used one if I can find a good one and turn this into a windows system if what I have now gets too out of date to use.

I have had bad luck w/ getting a Dell machine to not fall apart-bad quality control. I have heard a lot of ES seem to like them.

I could always try to find a good used windows machine, but on my budget it's not doable now. I think it's unlikely mac will bring out any usable OS in the future. I know many are still using windows 7 and what comes with it.

Anyone try chromebook?  What are they like and do they have emissions?
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