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Need A Laptop suggestion

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Pbman, Feb 10, 2009.

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  1. Pbman

    Pbman Thread Starter

    Sep 5, 2001
    My daughter wants to buy a new laptop. She can't afford a mac. She does the following-

    Internet surfing

    We're hoping to get someting with in the $450- $650 range, if that's possible

    Like most people we have a Best Buy near by plus a Microcenter. If you feel mail order would be better let me know
  2. topazbest


    Aug 25, 2003
    Daugher went off to college...bought her a DELL laptop....reasonable, plus tech support over the phone.....quick , easy buy! $ 399
  3. Deathblow


    Oct 7, 2003
    Hp, Dell, Gateway, etc, all have deals out there. We got my mother-in-law a very nice Gateway (P4 3ghz, 2 gigs ram, 17" widescreen, etc.) for under $500 for Christmas at Radioshack. If you have one nearby, might want to check a Circuit City, since they're slashing prices and going out of business.
  4. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    No matter which brand or model you decide to buy, make sure it has a dual core processor of 2.0 GHz or faster and at least 2048 MB(2 GB) of RAM. Windows Vista is more processor-hungry and memory-hungry than Windows XP.

    The 15.4" widescreen models are the most common ones and should do fine for her. The larger 16.0" and 17.0" will likely price you out of the $650.00 range.

    A good-quality padded carrying case with several pockets is needed and will run $50.00 - 60.00.

    "Best Buy" is a good place to shop for one and will give you plenty of choices.

    Don't get sucked into an expensive extended warranty or spending over $100.00 to install antivirus and other stuff.

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