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    Actually Norton is already paid for till June, since I can put it on more than one computer. I'm going to read up on Microsoft Security Essentials first (never heard of it till now) before I do anything on Norton. Thanks.
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    When I posted the link to the HP Pavilion computer at Amazon.com that I was thinking of buying, the price was $649. I just went back to the site, and it says there are only 2 left in stock, and the price is now $792. How is that for price gouging?

    Edit: Now it's $900. "Do I hear $1,000?"
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    I'm not going to definitely say that AVs you pay for might not be better but I do know from experience with my own computers and quite a few others that MSE and other free programs do an excellent job when coupled with common sense approaches to web surfing. I use this as well as Malwarebytes and some other things and have had excellent results. Doesn't mean I can't get an infection since they are coming out with new ways to screw people on an hour by hour basis but I am like a lot of people who stick with what works for them. The most important thing though is for you to do what you feel most comfortable with. I would hate to tell you to drop Norton and get MSE and a week later you come back and say your computer got infected. I really shouldn't have said you were wasting your money because that is not totally right.

    Good luck with whatever you decide.
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    I've found out that Microsoft discontinued MSE for Windows 8 (which I will now wind up getting). 8 has a program called Windows Defender, which works only if it detects that the computer does not have another anti-virus program. Since Defender is something new, and sounds sort of like a benchwarmer, I'll probably stay with Norton for peace of mind.
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    Don't rely on Window's Defender for sure. It's been around since Windows Vista and is not a true AV.
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    I bought my wife a 27" iMac last year. She loves the thing. I'm not a big fan of Apple but I'll admit to liking the iMac. Got a pretty good deal on a refurbished one directly from Apple. It's quiet, fast, and has amazing screen resolution.

    As far as the printer goes, I'd go buy a new one and make sure it allows for wireless network printing. If you're going to get an all-in-one computer, don't clutter the area with a printer and cables.
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    I got a great deal on a Epson Artison 835. Best all-in-one inkjet printer I've ever owned & it's wireless. Got it for $90 & also got a Samsung lazer(b&w only) ptr for $50.
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    i got an iMac last month and couldnt use my old reliable HP printer...ended up by a brother wireless printer/scanner/copier.
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    I'm thinking of the HP Envy 20-d094 with 20" screen. It is a touch screen, but does not come with wireless mouse or keypad. I have a wireless mouse and the keypads are not that expensive. It can be purchased from Best Buy for $699.99 with free shipping.
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    Sounds good, I'll take a look at it. I have an 18" screen on my present Dell. For the life of me I don't understand why people need a 23" or 27" screen on a desktop computer, but they seem to be standard now. Is it to look at from across the room, or for the full impact of games or something? When I'm reading a computer screen, I don't want to have to keep turning my head like I'm watching a tennis match.

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