Jonathan is a gamer and he just discovered how much more powerful a PC is for gaming than consoles like the PS4 or XBox One. Leo says it's true. PCs can have more powerful processors in both CPU and graphics. There are better screens, and keyboards and mice are more accurate. If Jonathan is a hardcore gamer, PC is the way to go.
Richard is ready to upgrade his Gateway XP desktop to a new computer. Should he buy a Dell or Lenovo? He bought his daughter a Dell Latitude. Leo says that Dell is great, and the Latitude is a great business model PC. In fact, Leo's entire business office uses Dell.
Will he get the same TV directly from Dell than the big box store? Leo says that getting it from Dell.com will be the most recent computer and that's better. The Big Box Stores will have older, year old models.
LaVerne is ready to buy a new computer and printer and would like to know what Leo recommends. Leo says that if Laverne wants a laptop, then she should wait a few months until the new Haswell processors come out. Battery life will be doubled once that happens. She'll want to look for a 4th generation, Intel processor.
On desktops, there's really no need to wait and he recommends an i5 processor for most people. 4GB of RAM is the minimum, but no more than 8GB is really needed.
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Leo says it's important to know that Windows 8 on the desktop or laptop may look the same as Windows 8 on the tablet version, but it's not. Windows 8 phone is not the same either, and applications from the desktop will not run on the tablet or phone.
Coe wants a desktop computer that can handle video editing. Leo says he'll save a lot of money getting a Windows PC as opposed to a Mac. Leo likes the Dell desktops. He also would recommend avoiding going to a big box store because they offer “house brands” or brands that are last year’s models. Best Buy is a good place to go. Since Coe is doing video editing, he really should get 8 or 16GB of RAM.