My garage business uses the internet for all invoicing, lookups etc. We have just gone back to BT after having problems with Talktalk being unreliable. We do not seem to be getting the internet speed we should, BT have been doen and checked it out and say their end is fine so I am thinking I should upgrade my computer. What is the best spec I shopuld be looking for? I'm only interested in running th internet on it not loads of other programmes.
If it is purely for business and not gaming or video/photo editing then replacing it should not be expensive. I'd be more interested in why you have issues with your inet speed at present before you look into replacing the whole thing. As already mentioned your distance from the exchange can make a difference to the line speed and quality. If your current machine is still connected to the inet pay a visit to this site and run the program. It will give you a basic idea of how fast your connection speed is. Im on a connection with BT that states 'upto 8mb' In reality i normally get around 6.9mb on download and 400kbs on upload. This is reasonable for where I am and the distance to my local exhange.