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Updating present "setup"

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Twopence Mon 15-Feb-21 12:41:47

During the past year I have saved quite a bit of money and am thinking about updating my present technology.
At the moment I have a desktop computer, which is very cumbersome, takes up a lot of room and has a lot of trailing wires. I use it for shopping and internet banking. I also have a Samsung tablet which is coming to the end of its life and will probably need replacing soon. I've been a bit reluctant to use it for banking and shopping, but find it very convenient for emailing, doing puzzles, following Facebook, gransnet and generally surfing the internet.
What I would like to do is to replace the desktop computer and tablet but I would like some advice as to what to replace it with. Do I go for a laptop or an iPad, together with a smart phone? We have a TV which I understand could probably be converted to go online. I have a large collection of CDs and am very keen on music so wonder about streaming music in the future. I've also wondered about Alexa or the equivalent.
Sorry its a bit of a long screed but I would be interested to hear about other people's "setups" and any useful tips as to the best way of getting up to date.

henetha Mon 21-Jun-21 11:13:11

Oh, thank you MaizieD, I appreciate that. I really will try to make a decision and upgrade soon. smile

Marydoll Mon 21-Jun-21 12:13:30

henetha, the initial bugs with Windows 10, have been fixed. It just takes a bit of getting used to, as it is different from the previous Windows set up.

Also, you just have to Google any queries and you will find lots of helpful solutions. I have been using it for ages on a daily basis and have experienced no problems.

rockgran Mon 21-Jun-21 12:22:54

I'd hate to be without my desktop mac. It is quite slim with all the gubbins onboard and has a wireless mouse and keyboard. I like my phone and tablet but things are so much easier to see and manoeuvre on a desktop. Plus it has huge storage which I like to use in case there is a glitch in the wifi signal.

henetha Tue 22-Jun-21 11:16:31

Thank you Marydoll. That's very reassuring.