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OC75

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I have just started workin for myself and need to purchase PC and/or laptop asap!. I will need to go to clients sites, so am thinkin a laptop is best but should I purchase a cheap laptop and a good quality PC to keep in the office at home, or just go with a good quality laptop for all needs. I won't really have much need for any specialist software packages. I reckon at this stage I would need, word, excel, powerpoint, access, adobe professional and visio. I am veering towards choosing Dell or HP but not exactly sure why. So what's my best options? I am guessing I will need back up support as well.

I will also need to buy printer, scanner, copier. I am thinkin HP office jet combo range. I shouldn need to print large volumes but I might occasionally need to print a few hundreds pages. I would need an inbuilt doc feeder. Again your advice would be greatly appreciated.

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OC75

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So what laptop should I buy. I will buy a detachable hard drive for backup. I reckon will need 2 -3Gb ram and no more than 250GB hard drive. Please note the programmes I need to run when advising.


Most of my documents will be text based, but occasionally will need to print presentations, shoudln't need very high qulaity images. Will need document feeder. Again any tips on make n model.

I am afraid myt level of knowledge is v low, so I virtually need it chosen for me!!

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raziel08

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My advice would be to buy a single laptop. This will safe you money and will take the hassle out of synching the files between the office pc and the laptop. Hp are good for printers so thats a good choice.

By the way are you just printing text documents or colour images?

As for dell they charge a little bit too much for a basic laptop so consider another supplier such as cclonline. They have a wide range of laptops which aren't too pricey and they have good technical support. You could also try aria.co.uk

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