Thanks once again Doug, your input is always welcome and mostly helpful,,, truth be told I'm a plug and play type of silver surfer so though I love tech I'm more confused by it than comfortable. When the time comes I will pull up your post again and go step by step. Thank you my friend.
Riverdalesd, good to hear from you. I've pretty much given up on minis, you've consolidated my thoughts on that. I've seen a lot of Dell rebuilds on Amazon, the ones I've read up on have SSD and HDD built in along with a DVDdrive, all I want it for is day to day stuff like storing my writings and photos plus emails and stuff, all very basic as you can tell. I'm not a gamer apart from Freecell,.
Richard, I'm kinda working on a budget so having all I want built in so I don't have to pay out on periforals is key. The family came to visit Perth a few years ago when the temp was over 40° C, the beach was very welcome and the bottle shops...lol
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