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Suggestions for a new laptop


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#1 tmgreene364

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:19 PM

Going back to college and our main household computer bit the dust, so I need to get a laptop that can do double duty.   Looking for something with a fast processor and plenty of memory.  I have no clue what I'll be getting into with my classes (it's been close to 20 years since I was in college!), but household uses include bill pay, light correspondence, Genealogy (have lots of photos and records I scan and save on an external hd, but the program will be on the laptop), internet surfing, attempts at writing, email, and if possible, handle WoW.

 

Generally, I don't keep multiple programs opened at once as I've never had a computer that could handle it.

 

Since I'll be paying tuition and buying books, the less expensive the better, but hubby and I are prepared to spend 750 - 1,000. 

 

I've found a few I like, but before I spend any money, figured it would be good to see what "you all" had to say on the computers out there.

 

Thanks!



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Posted 29 March 2014 - 06:43 PM

You will probably not need a "fast" computer by today's standards, as you are not gaming or running high usage applications. (media production etc.)

 

A laptop with an i3 core and 4gb of RAM will suffice for your needs if using Win7, I'm not sure about Win 8 requirements but I imagine they are fairly similar. If the price difference is minimal you may consider moving to an i5 and 8gb of RAM, but you probably don't need it.

 

Reliable brands at the current market include HP and Lenovo. Dell are in a particularly bad phase at the moment.

 

Hope this helps a little. I'm sure there are others here who can offer other insight that adds to this. :busy:






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