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New Laptop for a Reasonable Price


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#1 rlight

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 11:24 PM

I need to replace and old Acer laptop that my wife has been using for about three years.  We bought the old one for under $300 and it has work pretty well for our needs.  We do not need anything too fancy.  All we do is the occasional internet searches, Facebook and email. My wife does not want a touch screen, we are basic folks.  I looked an Acer at Costco for about $600, with a touch screen.  Which was more than we wanted to spend.  

 

What would you recommend that is decent quality but not too expensive?



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 07:34 PM

At its simplest, given your needs, start with the budget. I don't know what you are willing to spend but start there. There are plenty of basic laptops on the market that will meet your needs. Since you live in the States try Walmart, Costco, Staples - anywhere you can actually play with them, at least to the extent of trying out the keyboard.

 

The actual brand is probably less important than that you feel comfortable with it. And you will find that all the major manufacturers make laptops in your price range - Asus, Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovov.

 

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 08:03 PM

I need to replace and old Acer laptop that my wife has been using for about three years.  We bought the old one for under $300 and it has work pretty well for our needs.  .... We do the occasional internet searches, Facebook and email. My wife does not want a touch screen....What would you recommend that is decent quality but not too expensive?

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Posted 23 May 2016 - 11:05 PM

I agree with Chris Cosgrove for a cheapo just get what feels good to you with the basic hardware you think will suit your needs.  I see them all the time for 250.00 US at Bestbuy and even O.Deopt, Wallmart.  I would try to get all Intel but the AMD will ususally be cheaper.

 

What is the issue now, do you really need a new one or can you do a reinstall with the old?  Remove all the junk that is making it slow...maybe?


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