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#1 RRibaudo

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 02:28 PM

I currently own a MacBook pro which will continue to be main laptop, I'm just in need of a cheap windows laptop either new or second-hand of eBay or wherever that i can run a handful of programs for my job and studies. I had planned on bootcamping my Mac but I don't have enough space to do so. Im looking for something lightweight to carry around with me . Any windows laptop suggestions would be great!

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 02:35 PM

There are, IMO, numerous laptops which seem to come forth daily.\

 

I use Amazon.com to get a feel for what's available and at what prices.  You might take a look at both the new and refurbished laptops available to  hone in on what you may want, price points, and such.

 

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 02:51 PM

There are, IMO, numerous laptops which seem to come forth daily.\
 
I use Amazon.com to get a feel for what's available and at what prices.  You might take a look at both the new and refurbished laptops available to  hone in on what you may want, price points, and such.
 
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Thanks for that information
Do you have any suggestions of windows laptop ( brand or models ) that I can start looking at ?

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:54 PM

IMO, If you are looking for cheap laptops I suggest Acer, they are cheap and good. I am using one from 5 years :P



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Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:19 AM

Rather than take someone's suggestions re specific models...I believe it's time for you to do a little research.  I don't advise people how to spend their money...since I don't know how much they have...why they want to spend more than I would...and so on.

 

You are the only person who can decide what's best for you.  The number and proliferation of laptops and the variety of prices...makes any blanket statement by anyone...unacceptable, IMO.

 

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 02:24 AM

My windows laptop I have been using for 5 years is extremely lagging, I decided to get a new one. My brother recommended me the ASUS laptop, and I'm going to purchase one on bestbuy or promopure.



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Posted 08 November 2017 - 09:38 AM

I have had laptops from Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Dell, and HP and each and every one of them has been fine and lasted for years.   The Acer, my first and an XP machine, is still in service (offline) for some software that has no modern equivalent.

 

Most laptops are put together using very similar components.   It is more a matter of finding something with adequate processing power, RAM, and storage space for your intended uses.  My experience leads me to the general observation that people often "overbuy" in the processing power realm, get less RAM than is ideal (4GB is the bare minimum I'd even consider these days, 6GB would be better)and are being convinced that SSDs are the only way to go, which is a big mistake if lightning speed (and I do mean lightning speed) is not absolutely essential and you need copious storage space for whatever it is you're doing.

 

Also, if you do not already own one, you should acquire a USB 3.0 external hard drive at the same time and maintain a regular backup protocol for this machine and any others you own.   This is the cheapest insurance you can acquire against catastrophic data loss.


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