CapeCoaler wrote:Buy a Dell from small business, get US support.
Image your Windows machine on a regular basis and you have your a** covered.
You can clean the crap out of your Windows and make it like new; it just takes some time and knowledge.
The advantage of buying a business class computer from Dell and some others is it does not have the trial junk software pre-installed. Business's want a plain jane machine, so should you. I've got several Dell business computers and I've been happy. I'd also recommend a "wired" router not a wireless one. More difficult to install because of the wiring but not subject to eavesdropping. Yes there is encryption but that slows networking speed. If you need a wireless connection to a roaming laptop install the connection as an "access point" so you can easily turn it off when you are not using the laptop. Learn how to re-install your operating system from scratch. Practice doing it while the computer hardware and
software is still under warranty. Dell will send you a new (refurbished) drive with a clean OS free while under warranty if you have virus issues you can't get rid of. They even pay for return shipping of the drive.