Hello, vast reading audience. I'm in the market for a couple of things in the next few months, so I thought I'd open up the "floor" to comments.
The first is a Blu-ray/
player. My old DVD
player has recently gone about as dumb as a cheerleader stereotype. The very nice man at the shop tells me it
makes much more sense to replace it and upgrade to Blu-ray than to spend the
money on repair.
My desired features are fairly minimal, I don't have HD TV, so I just want a good picture quality, easy-to-use, fast loading player. I'd also like to aim at keeping it under $150.
The second thing I'm looking for is a new computer. This device on which I'm typing has been very good to me; I wrote the best things I've written yet on it, but it's also really old and runs like a dog being kicked uphill.
Here again, my needs are fairly simple. I don't game; I don't mess much with photos (hop) or digital photography. I just need something on which I can browse these here interwebs, write, and download, store, and copy music files.
Desktop or laptop doesn't really matter. I've only ever had a desktop PC, and I don't think I've ever missed having something more portable. But if I found one that met the above needs but was more reasonably priced than a desktop, well then I'd be a fool not to consider it, now wouldn't I?
PS: Oh, and here, I'd like to keep the price around $650.
Any thoughts, or am I in dreamland?