2 weeks ago I closed on my house. AWSOME!!!! But when I got home from work that night my computer wasn't working and had this weird message on the screen. I called my buddy who is a computer wiz. He said he has seen this message before and every time was unable to fix the computer. Basically said it crashed and it's done. Crap! I bought it 4.5 yrs ago relatively cheap from best buy. 512mb ddr, 80gb memory desktop. Nothing special. Just your basic computer.
I was looking at new computers lastnight at best buy. I would like to keep the next computer under $500, as I use it simply for the basics. There was a emachine tower that has 1gb ddr, 160gb memory , vista basic $300. & an acer laptop w/ 2gb ddr , 250 gb memory , vista premium for $400. Which 1 do you guys like? I've never been a fan of laptops, but that's cuz I have no experiance with them. But for $100 if the acer is a handsdown winner over the emachine , I'd buy it. Again, my plans are just to surf the internet, and type word documents and itunes etc..... and maybe a game or 2 here and there ( but gaming is minimal and I m not lookn for big graphics or sound.) thanks guys