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Dell 15R/17R for Mom for Xmas


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#1 techhatesme

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 12:12 AM

Ok, so the family has decided to buy a laptop for my Mom for Xmas and I was designated as the person to choose one(yay me and also ironic since mine is currently infected). Anyway, after some brief discussion, it was decided we'd get her a Dell laptop. My sister has one and she really likes it. I was thinking of the 15R or 17R Inspiron laptops, I think the bigger screen might be nice. This computer will most likely become my parents main computer since the other one they have is really old and really slow.

Budget: 500-700

Main Purposes: Email, browsing the internet, purchases, maybe SOME pictures

Software: Windows 7 Home (which comes with the computer), whatever limited MS office comes with it

No gaming, no watching movies

I believe they generally have one or two windows open, but I'm not sure since I don't live with them.

So my questions are: Do you think this is a good computer? for my parents? Other possible suggestions?

It seemed to get good reviews no matter where I looked, but since I saw this forum I thought I'd try it out. I just want to get them a good, solid computer for everyday stuff, nothing fancy.

Thanks in advance for any advice/opinion given. :)

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:38 AM

The laptop would do the job easily but i usually don't suggest buying Dell laptops because of their quality isn't that great when compared to other brands such as Toshiba, Asus. Also 15R and 17R are kinda a overkill for those basic computing tasks.

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 05:21 PM

Hi,
I bought the Dell 15R i5 http://www.dell.com/au/p/inspiron-15r-n5110/pd.aspx?c=au&cs=audhs1&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn I don't think it is overkill but will be around for a long time.
Delivery time was fast less than 7 working days.
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Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:06 PM

Hmm...thanks for the advice guys. I'll keep checking some stuff out, but good to know.

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 04:06 PM

I as well really don't recommend dell.. My expirience with them a few years back was good but now there stuff is bad. I would go for the link killer posted. But myself would go for an asus laptop. Something like: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230139 Its a bit more than what killer posted but I has a little bit faster processor it is also a 17 inch display. :)
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