Dot Nerds! Assemble!
I have a digital quandary. As you know I'm moving stateside soon and am currently sorting thru what crap to take with me. I shipped my desktop PC over from UK to Ireland last year - but to get stuff all the way to US (without knowing my address) is a different matter. I want to take nowt with me!
So, my digital needs are:
-Personal PC to download music and movies on
-Ability to view/listen to said music and movies (either on a laptop screen or thru connecting to a TV)
-Surfing inappropriate websites
I upgraded my desktop with a spanky graphics card with an HD output about 12 months ago but everything else is stock. I pondered taking this to the PC store and asking them to re-fit it all into a smaller case, along with a RAM upgrade, BluRay Player and perhaps a 1TB hard drive and windows 7 - but that might be expensive for what is now a 3+ yr old motherboard and CPU based system.
I would like portability - as this thing has to go to US and god knows where after that. I pondered MCE laptops or just a new laptop with a TV Tuner but am hesitant about the results (and costs).
Finally, I found this article which seemed to address my problem. However, it basically requires throwing away my existing PC (with spanky graphics card).
I'm confused and lost in the digital wilderness and need advice - please, lord of the nerds, come to my rescue and advise me....