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#1 Just_One_Question

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:47 PM

Hey, what do you guys think about the Lenovo V510 laptop as a first computer for someone who's never used a computer before? It comes at $600. It would be mainly used for light, regular tasks. My budget is $700.

 

CPU - 2.4Ghz Intel Core i3-7100U processor

RAM - 8GB DDR4 2133Mhz

SSD - 256GB

Screen - 15.6", 1080p Full HD

 

Is this good for the money? Are there any other better options for up to $700?

 

Thank you!:)



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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:51 AM

Laptops Under $700 At Amazon

 

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:14 PM

Hey, thanks, Louis!:)



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:26 AM

CPU is slightly low range, but for those needs, it would be perfect.

Good SSD, good RAM, good price. (is that US dollars?)


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 07:39 AM

Thank you for your help. Yes, that is all converted into US $. The laptop costs $600. My budget is $700. I will try a bit harder to find one with the same specs, but with an Intel Core i5 processor - I guess that would make for an uneventful experience for the person who would be using it. She hasn't operated a computer before, so I want things to go relatively smoothly. :)


Edited by hamluis, 19 August 2017 - 09:25 AM.


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:53 PM

Just a thought...these retail machines come loaded to the gills with garbage-ware and trial ware. That stuff should be removed, and then the unit will start running at the speed it is supposed to, plus freeing-up gigs of space otherwise taken up by useless junkware. A lot of this trial-ware terminates at a certain date, and then just sits on the hard drive doing nothing and taking up space. For example, Microsoft is notorious for loading trial Office on the laptop, then it nags you to purchase a full license and shuts down after a time period expires.


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 03:21 PM

All the prices I have listed is for a laptop with FreeDOS, mate.:)



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Posted 19 August 2017 - 05:01 PM

Ok - no problem there- but what programs are you going to run on DOS? 

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She hasn't operated a computer before, so I want things to go relatively smoothly.

I assume that this is for someone else who is not computer-experienced. DOS commands are not easy to learn and use, and applications that run on DOS are antiquated. Evidently you are not going to run Windows?


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Posted 19 August 2017 - 05:08 PM

No, no, I am sorry, I misled you. Let me elaborate. Most new computers in Bulgaria (where I am going to purchase it from and use it in) are sold with FreeDOS preinstalled, which is the equivalent of buying a PC without an OS for almost all people, since almost everyone installs a copy of Windows after purchase one way or another. There are also buyers who prefer some Linux distros, so they install that. Also, of course, there are people who will do dual-boot or use ChromeOS, or some other OS, but these are a minority. I plan on installing Windows 10 after purchasing the laptop, as I have a copy of it. :)


Edited by Just_One_Question, 19 August 2017 - 05:10 PM.





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