Rella, how do you like that Dell? My nextdoor neighbor won't buy anything but Dells. My daughter recently bought a top of the line MacBook, and says it's the best machine she's ever owned, but I'm not willing to drop that kind of money on one.
I have had two Dell desktops and 2Dell Laptops and one Lenovo.
Both laptops were bought from QVC and the one had the hard drive die when it was not quite a year. Dell sent a box and replaced the hard drive and sent it
bac to me with no charge.
I know a lot of geeks who like Lenovo and one sold me the one I have.... For a long time I would be using and it would ut off an die and I would need to restart
several times a day. My geek could find no issue in his shop and at some point to me it must be my electricity... That is a true story.... obviously I do not use him anymore (plus he sold me an older machine claiming it was a couple of years newer) and after 3 years or so, it is working perfectly now.
So, for me I would likely always choose Dell. And they work with my HP printer.
As to Mac.... I know people swear by that but I myself have been a bit leery.
If you are eating up your battery on your laptops an't you use the cord with it.
I do nothing on mine without them being plugged in unless I take it to another location for a few min. Then plug it back in.
And as other have suggested... maybe you can get your system working as it should. Even if you need to get a pro to do it.