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Been keeping my head in the sand, but now it's time to reach out for help!

About getting a new computer, that is.

For the past 10 years or so I have used either an iMac or Macbook Pro for work and pleasure, but both are now long in the tooth and really need replacing. And I'm disappointed with the new offerings by Apple - (1) I hate the idea of having to use peripherals and dongles so that the computer itself can be as thin as a credit card and (2) I no longer am willing to pay the prices asked for a Macbook with a 15 inch or larger screen.

So, my initial thoughts are to go back to an MS-based PC for everything except music. (For music, I would either recondition my existing Macbook Pro as a music only server or retire it and get a Mac Mini).

But this post isn't about music so much as it is about all other uses. I've been away from the MS operating systems for so long and don't even know what the current version of Windows is these days. The Office applications I should be fine with because I've been using the Office Suite for OS forever (particularly Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel). So, as long as I can find a way to transfer all files and email history over, that should be fine I guess. Another option would be to get a new basic iMac, which are priced low because a new version is rumored to be coming out soon. Would love the big screen and continuity, but then I wouldn't have any laptop.

I'd appreciate any advice. I'm turning to this forum because I feel like I know most of you and because it has always been a good resource for almost any kind of advice because you're all wicked smaht! :-)


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Topic - Been keeping my head in the sand, but now it's time to reach out for help! - JoshT 08:06:43 01/11/17 (60)

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