What you should be asking yourself is how much do you know?. Can you sort out any software problems on your own, if you mess up can you reinstall the O/S, reinstall drivers etc. If you can, then pick a system from the ones on offer at the price you are prepared to pay that will give you what you need. Otherwise go for a manufacture with a low cost help line, if you don't and you have to spend a lot of time phoning the bills can soon mount up. As for a particular manufacture, every body will have their own favorite and every other one will be rubbish, look in the review section of this forum and take it from there.
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