Hi all
first of all
HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!!!

I've tracked some good threads and found wonderful info in this website both for my laptops - I bought twice following the reviews read here - and my tablet.
now is time for a desktop request because I badly need one

the real point is the fact I am very undecided about what to choose as OS - will it be a MAC as I had for 5 years - or shall I try Windows 8 - as I am quite interested in the photo-retouch possibilities of a touch-screen- ?

please find below the answered questions alongside my sincere thoughts about my next best friend!


  • General Questions

1) What is your budget?
not a problem. of course spending something less would be better, but I am not very much restricted here. nothing too low budged surely though.

2) What size desktop would you prefer?

d. All-In-One (Think iMac) - the one and only I want

3) Country: ITALY

4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

not really

5) What tasks will you be performing with the desktop?

internet, photo/video editing/playing music (no gaming)

6) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?

not much (if not at all)

7) Do you mind buying online without seeing the desktop in person?

I would prefer in person only

8) What OS do you prefer? Windows (XP or Vista or 7), Mac OS, Linux, etc.

this is my problem actually
I am very undecided after 5 years with MAC Os if I should try windows 8 or not. I've heard is very good but I also read very negative comments about it!

  • Build Quality and Design

9) Are the desktop's looks and stylishness important to you?

yes. I would like something stylish

10) When are you buying this desktop and how long do you want this desktop to last?

3 years would be the best

  • Desktop Components

11) How much hard drive space do you want; 40GB to 2TB?

at least 500 GB

12) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, a DVD Burner, a Blu-Ray-R drive or a Blu-Ray burner?

a Blu-Ray-R drive should be enough

13) Have you entertained the idea of building your own?

not really

can I hope for something nice?
thanks in advance for your help!