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Purchase Template: home use Laptop

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#1 biren


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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:55 PM

My budget for the new computer is: 
$500-$550 (approx. Rs. 30,000 - INR)
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? 
Web Browsing, email, streaming videos, audio calls, etc.).
What software do you intend on using on the computer? 
Chrome, (IE?) MSoffice or OpenOffice, vlc, skype, etc.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? 
some. sometimes.
Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? 
mostly, no... but I tend to have lot of windows open.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?

yes, i may.





i have the following laptop, which i may give to my son:


TOSHIBA Satellite A100 PSAA8C-TA702C

1.67 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Duo
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache

120.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity

2038 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory




my requirements:



dvd writer

atleast 2 USB 

ethernet jack

bluetooth (if possible)

hdmi (if possible)


min. 14" display





is it better to have laptop without os and preloaded s/ws? if it comes preloaded, is the original CD of OS given along? 


if i get a choice, should i go for win7 or win8? i am new to both. i have been using xp since years. can i keep using xp - i have an original version available.




thats about it.



please also suggest something that seems 'out of the way' - i am pretty 'green' in this things.


thank you. grateful for your support and help.







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#2 dmssargent


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Posted 11 June 2013 - 02:54 PM

If your coming from XP try to stick with Windows 7. The only reason not to is if you want to do a lot of research of tweaks to make it run better and feel more friendly to you. Wi-Fi is almost guarrented just verify the laptop Wi-fi module is supported by your router.

Most companies no longer include the OS recovery CD but let you burn it yourself.

Look for something mainstream, entry-level with bluetooth, hdmi, and Ethernet.

Does the following computer work for:


Windows 8, if you do not like you could buy a Windows 7 license.

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