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Recommendation for a computer for office use. Mostly Zoom / Office / Chrome. 3.5-4.5K

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I would love to get a recommendation for the computer For a friend. I'm even happy if you will More than one recommendation, So that we can choose what is more appropriate in comparing the advantages and disadvantages of each computer.
Before I dive into the details, the first important thing to say about the computer is that its primary use will be zoom. Therefore, there is a great emphasis on the quality of the Camera, And a microphone.


1. What is the maximum budget? Is there an exception if necessary?

3.5K. Exceeding 4.5K.

2. What useful computer (games, graphic editing, office work, HD content, for example), is there a specific example of a game or software?

As mentioned, the computer is intended for office work, but will use heavy zoom when the camera is of very high importance, And a microphone.

3. Is there a need for peripherals in addition to the computer (for example: keyboard, mouse, And screen)?


4. Is there a basic component that does not need to be included in the specification? (Eg Drive Which already exists and can be added to the assembly)


5. How important is silent computer operation? 

Do not know how relevant it is on the computer , But quiet operation is desirable (so that it does not happen that in the middle of a zoom call a noisy fan starts working in the background).

6. Is there a limit or preference for the physical size and weight of the computer, lights, etc.?

Preference for size 15.6 ". It is also possible smaller (14" as a minimum option).
Bright keyboard (with Hebrew and English captions).

7. Is it necessary to include an OS / Office (if so, preferably a preferred version) and / or a computer in the store?

Operating system (Windows) - required. - No (and in general, if the Office Micro - then not at all).

8. Is there a preference to purchase the computer from a specific store? If you can not specify a residential area.

Residence - Rishon Lezion. Priority: ksp or ivory (but not required. As long as the warranty on the computer provides an answer. I will detail in section 12).

9. When is the purchase of the computer planned (it is highly recommended to request a short specification from the time of purchase)?

soon. There was a desire to buy the computer this week.

10. Are there any special requests regarding ports and connections (eg Type-C or FireWire) or overclocking?

Type-C can be nice (one that knows how to connect to a hub and get both PD charging and connection to another screen. Does not know what to call a fix). But it's really not mandatory. It is possible to get by without it if it makes it difficult to find a suitable computer.

11. Is there any peripherals that will be connected? If so, which one? (Docking station if computers \ One screen or another)


12. Additional notes, detailed and miscellaneous details:

According to the member's requirements:
12.1 Warranty - Required 3 years. If possible to the customer's home - excellent. If not, then have a service center in the center (the closer to Rishon Lezion, the better).

12.2 Purchase - exclusively from the country.
12.3 Keyboard - Here too it is important that the keyboard is comfortable and pleasant to work with.

12.4 Weight - up to 2 kg.

12.5 - With a large volume (I guess that means a computer with two drives. One for storage (mechanical) and one for the operating system and software (SSD). If indeed the recommendation is for a computer with two drives - it is important that the computer comes with the drives inside and not one that can be added Drive. The reason: he's not one who knows how to mess with computers. I'm not one who likes to take responsibility for others' computers when messing with them. Especially not when they are new).
12.6 - He had a demand for high memory. I guess 8GB will be what he needs, but I can't say for sure.
12.7 Connecting a Camera / Microphone / External Speakers - Not an option. Both because the friend does not like such preoccupation, and also because it means that he will have to carry them with him when he moves around and this makes it awkward for him (I note this, because I personally tried to think of not emphasizing them in searching for specifications to increase supply and thus lower costs, but Unfortunately this is not something that will be acceptable to the friend).
12.8 Enough to be reasonable. As long as it is not bad, acceptable to him.

12.9 Although a final section, but of very high importance: the ambition is that the computer will serve it for the next three years (and if possible more - what good). For certain operating systems (especially Windows) and software, there is a tendency (which usually makes sense) to become more and more demanding over time. the goal is try Find (as far as possible to predict the future and budget constraints) something that will be relevant throughout this period. That is, the goal is not to settle for a computer with specifications that will only fit the current requirements of the operating system / office, but one that will be a little more than it needs to be "immune" to requirements updates (again, as far as can be guessed and within budget limits).

Any help on the subject would be welcome.

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It's easier to find a bride than With all these requirements, and more in the set budget and more these days.

Only missing is a requirement for a gold-plated keyboard ....

Come to say, it is highly desirable to be flexible in the requirements, especially regarding the quality of mic and speakers - .

That the friend is not ready is nice, but even in-depth reviews do not emphasize

On reviewing these components, also and mainly because they are quite basic in the vast majority of mobiles,

Almost regardless of their price level.

Those who want more, are welcome to connect quality outdoor equipment.

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Hi A-10,

thanks for the reply.
The truth is that this is after we have already gone through the list of requirements and reduced it.

If I understand you correctly - the problem is actually in the microphone / speakers / . If so then the following questions will be:
1. Is there anything that can be recommended if the requirement for a microphone, And will a camera become such that they will be of reasonable quality? The use of this zoom is actually for the purpose of his work and he does it several hours a day. I do not think I will be able to download it Completely From this demand, but if they do not make customers leave him and for him he will not find himself asking the other side to repeat what they say too many times (speakers), on the other hand ask him to repeat his words too many times (microphone), and can see what he shows To them (even if it's something he wrote and sketched on a page) (camera) - I guess he will not get mad at it.

2. There is at all Which can be recommended (within budget) when the demand for speakers, microphone and camera remains as they are, and the compromises will be in other things?

3. If the requirements remain as they are - what budget should he target? Is there a specific computer that can be recommended?

4. Suppose I can convince him to connect external devices (microphone, And speakers) - how much money does he have to put aside for these accessories? there is , Specific microphone and speakers that can be recommended? Which computer can be recommended in this case in the budget (which already takes into account the cost of the accessories. That is, that the price of the computer together with the accessories will not exceed the upper limit of 4.5K)?


Thanks again for your help : )

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You see, not everyone needs to hear the other side, but only he does not?

So even Airfoods and the like, or God forbid Can solve the mic / problem .

And you can buy a camera Small and good.

Awaiting feedback regarding the option I suggested.

From here we will see where we are headed .....

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Thanks again for the response,


As for headphones, from my acquaintance with him this is a less good option. He sits for a good few hours in front of the computer zooming in every day, and even then he is not the most connected / enthusiastic from ear to ear. Rainbow headphones also seem less relevant to me. So the option is + Microphone (is in the room alone while zooming, so no problem in terms of speakers).

Anyway, I checked in front of him and conveyed the message to him. Confirmed me a compromise in terms of speakers, And a microphone for something standard.

Budget for other requirements: 3.5K, or With an exception (we decreased the budget for the exception, in favor of the three external devices: , Microphone and camera).

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