I have an aging HP lap top and an aging Apple mini with a large monitor. Both have recently decided to be uncooperative. I'm looking for a solution to replace one and most likely both. I don't want to put the time into researching the best solution when others have this knowledge at their finger tips. I'd like to describe what I'm looking for and the job is the the contractor to make specific recommendations on computer brand, hardware type and components so that all I have to do is point my mouse and make a purchase.
Additionally, I'd like an opinion if my mac mini is completely gone or if it is worth a repair.
Mac Mini issue:
It has begun to turn off on it's own and the fan makes a loud noise as it blows air.
Serial Number: YM9392SA9G6
It will reboot, but it will run with the fan blowing full blast after a while, even when the computer is seemingly turned off.
The power button will not work to turn it back on, after it has turned off on its own. I have to unplug the power cord, then reinsert the cord, then the power button will reboot the computer.
I work from home with a combination work in the field and from the home office. The office desktop computer (currently the apple mini with the big monitor) is additionally shared by my family. If the mac is doomed, then I would like a solution that I can conveniently share work from my new lap top and the desk top. In other words, I would like to use my desktop with the big monitor when I'm at home and my lap top when I'm in the field, without being inconvenienced with file moving and other annoying things when working from two computers.
Lap top requirements:
I work with Office suite products;
abode products (sparingly);
I'm not a gamer;
I want fast internet speeds (of course);
I work with large images, plans, graphic files
I would need a medium to large storage capacity (Store a lot of files for work)
I would want a large screen (more than 15")
I like the sleek design of the apple products but I don't like the apple prices (of course);
I would like the best value on the market
I would want the office suite and an option for some select adbobe products (powerpoint, Ai, Id, PS
If the mac is dead and I need another desktop
I would want a large monitor (my apple monitor works fine, but would it work with a PC or just another apple desktop...which I'm open to either)
Same as the requirements above
Again, the ability for these to work seamlessly with one another.
Again, I don't think I need a custom solution, but just the right combination of off the self products at the best value.