It's all about the user. I haven't had a virus in, many, many, many years. You just have to be a careful user, stay up to date with the latest Windows patches, don't be tricked into installing software and you'll be OK.
haha very true...im cursed against technology anyways.
OP i would honestly recommend going to Office Depot or Best Buy Etc. they have raelly knowedgable people (at least ime) and their warrantys are awesome
my HP has broken down 4 times (yeah im cursed) first time, my shelf on my desk fell down and landed on my computer and broke the screen....sent it home to Office Depot where i bought it, (they now know my computer as the Hawaii computer
) they sent it in to their main people, fixed it and sent it back to me.... no charge.
2nd and 3rd times, the hard drive literally burnt out....wouldnt work at all, sent it back both times....they sent the "Hawaii computer" back fixed....this last time was windows 7 wouldnt load on my computer...just a blank screen...some wiring in it was messed up...i took it in to the store here and had it fixed for free, since it was a software malfunction.
so to end my needless story, i would recommend going into a computer store, spelling out what you need, and they are really good about getting exactly the right computer for you.
theyll also load windows 7, microsoft, and anti-virus protection there in the store for you....at leas my guy did