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Purchase template: Buying new laptop for school/home

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#1 cwhitebn


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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:10 PM

Hi there, this is my first post on this forum. I'm looking to buy a new laptop for home and school use. Typically I spend a lot of time web browsing, using Microsoft Word and Adobe pdfs to write papers and research. Occasionally I'll spend time on YouTube but never more than a couple hours a week. my courses are all online so sometimes I need to video conference. I like to leave programs running so I sometimes have 5-8 chrome browsers/tabs open, 2 word programs open, some music playing and maybe 5-10 pdfs open. 


I'm upgrading cause the laptop I have now is about 7 years old, an HP...fan is always making noises, none of my USB ports work, battery doesn't last more than 10 minutes. I'd like something that can browse the web fast, I find my laptop now lags when trying to open Microsoft word..takes forever some days. Any advice would be good...I'm not into computers much so been reading about AMD vs Intel, 2 cores vs 4, etc. One laptop I have in mind is listed here at Best Buy... 





Laptop or Desktop? Laptop

My budget for the new computer is: $400-$600 CAD

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? Email, browsing, documents

What software do you intend on using on the computer? Microsoft Office, iTunes, Adobe



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#2 OldPhil



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:29 PM

Now a days Acer, Asus, Toshiba and Dell lead the pack, all modern processors will amaze you.  8 or more gigs of ram is a must, a big plus is an SSD drive for speed and durability.  An SSD takes away the fear of the accidental that can knock a spinner for a loop. Your price goal is pretty easy to meet, the function and overall speed will thrill you for quite awhile. The choice between tower or LT to me is only a space/portability issue, I love my LT's but my tower is my favorite.



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