I ordered a new laptop computer for myself with the assistance of my brother-in-law/computer consultant.
He likes (and uses himself, although one far, far more advnaced and 'tricked out' than I would ever need or want): DELL. Dude!
My son also has a Dell Inspiron--bigger screen--and really likes it.
I am in the learning curve. Since my technological skills are still in the stone age, it is a very steep learning curve.
The sound is on. That was my motivation to get my own computer. Mike, being quite hard of hearing, always turns off the sound. This has driven me crazy for far too long. So, for that reason alone, I am happy. Still, there is a lot of playing around and getting-used-to ahead.