Computer newbies forum: Macbook Air or a Dell (PC)

by: firecorona April 22, 2013 3:38 PM PDT

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Macbook Air or a Dell (PC)

by firecorona - 4/22/13 3:38 PM

Let me start by saying, my only use for the computer would be to get online using the internet and Microsoft Word and Office products for work. I will not be using it for video editing or gaming.

I have owned a Dell XPS M140 that I have and still works, but is in bad shape since 2006. My wife had a HP DV1000 that no longer works for a year now. And my aunt gave me a Dell Latitude that has stopped working with a broken hard drive last month.

My brother gave me a Macbook (white shell) five years ago and the hard drive went out and now doesn't work. I'm thinking of purchasing a new hard drive for it but the Apple Store said they have stopped making parts for my model.

So, I wanted to know if I should buy a harddrive and repair the Mac, or should I purchase a Macbook Air or another PC. I don't think we need a pro.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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