The time has come for me to replace my old computer and I haven't a clue what to get. My old one cost me 50 quid from a car boot sale years ago and it is not coping with what I want to do. It can't run a firewall (whatever that is), because it's too old or not big enough or clever enough (can you tell I don't understand computers?). It keeps catching viruses and running slowly. Last year I asked the computer man about upgrading it and he said it's like putting Jag wheels on a Ford Fiesta, it won't turn it into a Jag.
I can afford to spend up to £500 but I'd rather not if it isn't necessary. I use it for shopping, ebay, emails and browsing. I don't need it for business use, it's just a hobby. I would like to get a decent digital camera sometime in the future so I'll need it for that too.
Should I go for a package complete with a monitor, printer, keyboard etc. like they sell in Tesco? What specification should I look for?