My main PC should be reasonably fast, used for business, Bible research, daily this and that.
It should have robust memory and related stacks for many browsers (yes, Onetab) and programs open.
No gaming, but lots of multi-tasking.
Windows 10 Pro (alternatives that will run my Windows programs well? Windows 7??)
256 SSD (maybe 512)
1 Terabyte Disk is nice, but not necessity - maybe simply 512 SSD es suficiente
16 GB memory
Speedy Gonzalex processor and decent Graphics
chips are complex, since you have the i5 i7 i9, and various models, and AMD - this will probably be i7
It looks like the Dell Refurbs, and some HP are good deals through:
Overstock (good variety)
Dell (if real special)
I also might want to check the good old PowerSpecs from Microcenter.
Probably pass on TigerDirect, Amazon, Ebay
Do you get a 3-year warranty for $50 ? True, these are not printers, not much goes wrong.
The SFF, Mini, Tower, etc questions is a puzzle. I don't mind the Tower for long-term expansion and simplicity. If I have an SFF I could take it on a trip. I have one that is a few years old, Lenovo, maybe that is the one I would take.
Spiceworks good conversation in 2018, note the HP Mini got a solid nodhttps://community.sp...-fixes-pros-and-cons
It looks like I want to spend $400-500 on the Black Friday specials, although if there was a reason I would go more. Gaming stuff is often in the 700-1000 range, but that has its own graphics specialties.
And do I want a separate Linux box for fun and play? I do have a real old one, about 5+ years old. I probably should play with that one first (cost about $25, Craigslist)
Tablets - got my iPad as the main one. Pretty happy there, know how to buy on Craigslist when needed. Generally people want too much on Craigslist, but since Apple does not discount much, that is an exception. In the Android world, I am always wondering about playing with something like the Google Pixel, but the Apple iPad seems sufficient. Smooth.
Chromebook - a 4GB one for $100, new or refurb, might make sense. Maybe take in car. There are times where it might be more appropriate than the Tablet.