Buying a new Laptop help and suggestions welcome
Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:47 PM
I want to buy a new or used laptop. I perfer new because I watched an episode of Judge Judy that would've had me in tears if I was the buyer. So if it was used it has to have some type warranty on it I don't want to be stuck with a problem. Also, I have a fear of being sold a computer used to steal all my personal information. So here is what I am looking for Definately a Laptop, with a 17inch screen or bigger, lightweight, WIFI, DVD (I don't care about BlueRay) I guess anything higher than half a TB hard drive 2 or more gb of ram and I really don't care about anything else. I don't want to pay more than $500 for it. If anyone recently just bought a great Laptop can you share your experience and any tips. I will use this laptop for School and I will be adding office Excel, Word, PowerPoint they have one called University Office thats $99 at my school. I am kinda clueless on the difference between regular office 2010 and this University version. Any help will send me in a good direction. Here are a few I was looking at:
Model: HP g7-2017cl $424 at Sams Club
HP Pavilion G7-1261NR $498
HP 17.3" Pavilion G7-2010NR $499
Posted 14 August 2012 - 06:57 PM
Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:35 AM
Desktops can be planned long term. A decent chipset, and it will last you a decade...as mine did. Just upgrade the parts here and there when they wear out or become obsolete.. Notebooks? Tablets? I am sorry but, you can spend 2000 dollars, and it will still be a piece of crap after 3 or 4 years... less so, but a piece of crap all the same. A piece of crap that will be left out in burning hot heat, frigid cold (by which I mean in your car) be tossed in the back seat like a sack of potatoes after a long hard day, be dropped, by you, your loved one, the dog, a child, it happens.. Just grab something short term. My laptop is 6- 8 years old, and is slow for modern standards... but I put a netbook edition of ubuntu on it, and it works fine for just about everything I need from it...
Don't shell out a lot of money for a notebook... heck. There's a keyboard I want that *no price announced yet* would probably be more expensive then I would want to pay on a notebook..
Posted 15 August 2012 - 07:27 AM
hopefully you dont mind it because i dont know how hard it would be to find one without it today.
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