If it wasn’t for Yeast’s vlogs, Manalive would also be pretty mysterious.
I’ll trust you with my blanket. That I crocheted myself.
That’s very true! If it weren’t for them being brothers he would be even more mysterious
I miss being mysterious. I would be willing to trust either Josiah or Franklin with my life if it came up.
…if it came down to it, I probably would trust them with my life. But I wouldn’t trust them with my pizza (I don’t trust anyone with my pizza)
Prepare yourself for a rather lengthy post featuring computer advice from my brother.
Mac vs. PC:
Apple hardware does tend to be more expensive, but feels nicer to use and can be easier to service (sometimes). and there are exponentially fewer options to sort through than all the PC market. Used you can get a decent 2010-2011 macbook ~$300-500, depending on condition. A 13″ Macbook Pro is probably about what you’d be looking for and should last a while.
Make sure it has or can run the latest MacOS; Apple now provides their office suite for free from the app store – which can handle MS office files – so that’s a plus (as well as iMovie & Garageband).
If you were looking at a new machine, read this (or at least the first part): http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/how-to-buy-a-budget-laptop/
For used machines:
Lenovo, Dell and HP machines will all be pretty reliable *if* you are shopping for models that are commonly used for business – since they are used in such high volume for corporate customers you will find them (and parts for them) all over eBay for pretty cheap.
Thinkpad: T- series (T410/420/510/520) (Be careful of -s models, i.e., T410s – they only have a limited number of ports to plug things in compared to the normal models)
HP: EliteBook or ProBook series
Dell: Latitude, Precision mobile, XPS (Inspiron is the home-grade series)
Example: Thinkpad T410 with i7 processor & high-res display was $200 (admittedly, a steal), to which I added an SSD ($100) and more RAM (~$50). It’s got plenty of power to do some graphics and audio work.
You want at least an i-series processor (i5 or i7) rather than the Core 2 Duo machines.
As much RAM as possible
Nothing less than Windows 10
Adding an SSD will make a *huge* difference in performance on an older machine – budget an extra $100 to upgrade it if at all possible.
Also pay attention to screen resolution – get as high a resolution as possible. Many 15″ PC laptops have the same screen res as the 14″ siblings and are more expensive because people think bigger is always better.
For portability look at 13-14″ computers, 15″ gets big and heavy. Favorite size so far is 14″ with a high-res display. Also look for high-capacity batteries, the Lenovos at least have an option for 6-cell or 9-cell; the bigger the better.
You will probably have to buy a copy of MS Office, though you should be able to get a student discount. Try to get the full install version (a one-time purchase) rather than Office365, which is a subscription service.
You’re brother is really confusing and uses words that I don’t understand.
But imma do research I promise.
I have an issue with buying things from ebay, as I would like a warranty, because I know nobody that fixes computers.
I understood everything about getting ms office and such. And the screen resolution stuff.
But you lost me when you started talking about adding SSD and such.
I appreciate the input and will do more research. Thank you, carrots brother
Pretty sure you can get warranties from eBay sometimes. What was confusing you?
An SSD is Solid State Drive. It’s an enhanced hard-drive.
I would just prefer to buy new…but like…not the newest thing coming out (cuz those tend to have issues)
I’m not too worried about price. (That makes me sound like a stuck up, rich person. I ain’t, I’m just willing to pay good money if something is going to last)
…it has happened. I got a laptop.
I can’t buy games, as I am broke. In a few weeks I’m buying a nice DSLR though. But games are on the back burner for now. I did play unfair mario, though.
Haha, nice. Don’t forget Zelda and the Lampshade of No Real Significance. You’ll really like the twist at the end.
Wait you can play Zelda on PC?
Also, Kristen, if you can…I would love to watch you play Undertale. 😀 If you can record that would be AMAZING
but don’t feel any pressure. Just tell me what you think of it as you play ^.^
It’s a ripoff browser game.
What does that mean?
It’s not official or canon.
The laptop (technically a 2n1 that I also bought a wacom tablet for) came with video editing software (one I’ve never heard of) and an audio editing software (one I’ve never heard of) and a few different music things. And a photo editer.
In a fee weeks I’m buying a DSLR so I can start actually working on photography, because my phone isn’t cutting it. I’ve also been drawing with the wacom tablet (I “drew” an anatomically correct heart) (I traced it, because I need to get used to using the wacom)
Technically I could record myself playing undertale (when I can afford to buy games…cuz my laptop with the wacom tablet, accident protection, and case were…a tiny bit more than I expected) (camera with 2 lenses will only run me 600 or 700 before accident protection), but we shall see. Not a no, not a yes. It depends on when it is, where I am during that time. What’s going on. Etc. But we shall see, as my face my not like cameras.
You can get software to record your computer screen. What’s the software?
The software I have, or the software you are talking about?
Movavi is the video editor that came with it. Some music mixing software that doesn’t look fantastic. I forgot the name of the audio editor one. Photo editor…I forgot that one too.
Yeah, never heard of it. It’s probably not super great.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Franklin knew what it was, though.
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