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#1 moota1514

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Posted 11 February 2017 - 11:31 AM

Hi my sister is looking for a laptop she asked some of her friends on Facebook if they have an old one going cheap but I don't know if buying a second-hand one is a good idea.

she just wants something cheap for day-to-day surfing Emails and just buying online products she wont is playing games.

Lives in the United Kingdom.

Edit: Moved topic from Which tablet should I buy, to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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#2 Kilroy

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 02:18 PM

A tablet might be a cheap and easy solution.  You should be able to pick up an Android based tablet for $50 US or so.  After that you're looking at $150 to $250 laptops.  You might try looking at refurbished machines.  A lot of these are lease replacements from companies and are in good shape.  I picked up an HP desktop for $150 that I use to scan hard disks and may use as an emulator machine later.



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Posted 14 February 2017 - 02:22 PM

A tablet might be a cheap and easy solution.  You should be able to pick up an Android based tablet for $50 US or so.  After that you're looking at $150 to $250 laptops.  You might try looking at refurbished machines.  A lot of these are lease replacements from companies and are in good shape.  I picked up an HP desktop for $150 that I use to scan hard disks and may use as an emulator machine later.

Ok thanks for great help.



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 07:57 AM

Would recommend Lenovo 310 perfect machine for a routine normal usage. 



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 04:57 PM

I'd second a tablet for a cheaper option that'll do more than enough.

Any half decent Android one (the cheap Chinese cloned ones are virtually never cheerful) will do fine. Most have good enough apps to cover all bases too.

 

I know Tesco had their own ones (Hudl) that were supposedly quite good bang for their buck. 

Tablets are also cheaper than Laptops on the whole too.



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Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:18 AM

Best Buy has the Lenovo - 100S-14IBR for $179.99.  You have to sign into a free Best Buy account to get the price.  Don't know how long this will last.  This is a very low end machine, but will do what your sister wants.






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