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Hi all,
I am going shopping this week for a new computer. Do you have any suggestions for what I need to make life easier for Turking?
 

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Laptop or desktop? Price range?

My advice to most people is, build it yourself! Find deals on every individual part and save lots of money while getting a better overall computer!

If that's not up your alley, my advice would be to be patient and try to find computer deals on sites like slickdeals/newegg. You're going to want to look for something with an SSD and decent processor (although pretty much anything can be used for turking, this will save you some pain.)
 

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I was curious if Laptop or desktop makes a difference. But I am hoping to find a laptop. I don't know how to build one even though I am sure you are correct that would be cost effective. I'm not sure what an SSD is or does. What do you consider decent for a processor and what general guidelines for specs do you think should I be looking for when I shop?
 
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Thank you so much! You have been a big help. I have the opportunity from my parents who want me to go to the apple store and buy a new computer that I can use to turk on but this is much stronger than what the customer service recommended for me to buy and is much more affordable. Maybe Apple is not the way to go right now. I appreciate all the input.