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A computer is often the hub of the home. Despite the ubiquitousness of smartphones and tablets, most people still turn to their trusty computer when it’s available to them. Which makes any decision over a future computer purchase Getting a New Computer, Part 1: How to Transition From Your Old PC to Your New One Getting a New Computer, Part 1: How to Transition From Your Old PC to Your New One Ahhh! The joy of a new computer! An opportunity to start fresh and leave all the worries of your slow, dusty, old computer in the past. However, whether you've just purchased a new computer or... Read More one that cannot be rushed.

You need to think long and hard about the next computer you’ll be buying. And when you’re done thinking we want you to take part in this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.

Apple Hates This Result…

To answer this week’s question please scroll down the page until you see the poll staring back at you. But first, we need to look at the results from last week, when we asked, “What Brand Of TV Do You Own?

Out of a total of 580 votes, 16.7% chose Sony, 31.9% chose Samsung, 9.7% chose Panasonic, 11.7% chose LG, 3.3% chose Toshiba, 2.4% chose Sharp, 4.5% chose Philips, and 19.8% chose another brand of television set not featured in the poll.

This is a strong win for Samsung, Apple’s new arch enemy What Do You Think About Apple's Win Over Samsung? [MakeUseOf Poll] What Do You Think About Apple's Win Over Samsung? [MakeUseOf Poll] This week's poll question is: What Do You Think About Apple’s Win Over Samsung? As of this week owe Apple 1 billion dollars for patent infringements, made especially by the Galaxy S and Galaxy S... Read More . This win suggests Samsung has found the right combination of affordability and quality, which combine to make their television sets a very tempting purchase.

In terms of the other brands mentioned, Vizio cropped up several times in the comments. Vizio isn’t a company I was previously aware of, as they appear to operate solely in America (I’m British). Still, their TVs were praised during the discussion, so Vizio is clearly a brand people trust.

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Comment Of The Week

We received a lot of great comments, including those from Vipul J, Lakshay K, and Xoandre. Comment Of The Week goes to Bill L, who won with this comment What Brand of TV Do You Own? [MakeUseOf Poll] What Brand of TV Do You Own? [MakeUseOf Poll] You probably watch more television than you should. Whether this is a good thing is a discussion for another day, but what we're interested in is what brand of TV you currently own. Read More :

I bought the LG 37 inch with 1080 HD. Screen size was a priority due to our smaller viewing space. This particular model actually cost more than the 42 inch screens around it, but hey,…size once again matters. I am currently in the market for a bigger house because I really want a bigger TV.

We chose this comment because not only does it contain a euphemistic joke about how size matters (always appreciated by my infantile mind), it talks of buying a bigger house in order to be able to buy a bigger TV. That is true commitment to the cause of television viewing. And I would totally do the same thing.

Polling Planned ‘Puter Purchases

This week we want to know all about your next computer purchase. We have kept the poll simple, only differentiating between the major operating systems Which Operating System Should You Choose for Your Next PC Which Operating System Should You Choose for Your Next PC Buying a new PC? You have more operating system choices than ever. Which should you choose? We'll give you an overview, along with advantages and disadvantages. Spoiler: There's no one best option! Read More , but the comments section is open for those who want to give us more details.

Are you sticking with Windows? If so, will you take a chance on Windows 8.1, try to source a copy of Windows 7, or wait until Windows 9 is released? Are you a Mac? If so, what makes you choose Apple over all the the alternatives? Are you more inclined to use Linux? If so, which distro will you be installing?


Please use the poll above to tell us what your next computer purchase will be, and then take to the comments section below to tell us your reasons for picking Windows over Mac, or Linux or Windows, etc. Remember, there’s an awesome T-shirt in it for the person responsible for the coveted Comment Of The Week.

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