Hello guys, I've recently read an article about the pros and cons of buying vs building here: Is Building a PC Really Cheaper than Buying One?
I need to get a computer that is mainly used for watching lectures, youtube videos, and surfing the net. No gaming or any other intensive computer use.
I always thought building would be better long term since you can just switch out parts, but then again, is it? (honest question)
What would be my best option here? Would a desktop laptop, a pre-build laptop, or a custom built desktop be ideal in terms of replacing a 2000 windows XP Dell family desktop? If this helps, the budget should be around $2-3k but preferably focused on the best bang for the buck, and it will be used and not replaced for many years.