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#402725 - 05/24/15 05:55 PM What not to buy?
brickboo Offline
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What computer laptops do I want to stay away from for under $600. Pleas step up and help me PLEaSSSE
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#402726 - 05/24/15 06:19 PM Re: What not to buy? [Re: brickboo]
mirza Offline
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It would help if you would specify what are you going to use that laptop for.
But here are some:

http://bestlaptopadvisor.com/best-laptops-under-600/
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#402727 - 05/24/15 07:08 PM Re: What not to buy? [Re: mirza]
hammer Offline
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Boo,
HP and Dell have taken a big step backwards the last few years. Take a look at ASUS or Samsung for Windows laptops. Not sure if they are in the price range you posted.

Deane

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#402728 - 05/24/15 07:56 PM Re: What not to buy? [Re: brickboo]
brickboo Offline
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Just computing. Not one game, no videos to speak of. Surfacing facebook word processing etc. Watch youtube some but not every day Like I've done the last two years. Got my Sons dish and a 55" TV now.
Does this help?
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#402729 - 05/24/15 08:05 PM Re: What not to buy? [Re: brickboo]
hammer Offline
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Boo,
With Windows based computers it is good to buy as much processing power that is affordable because later software updates will need it. Don't go below on I5 processor and get an I7 if possible. Hard disk size is the same. Seem like newer software takes up more space with each new version. Good luck with your choice.

Deane

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#402730 - 05/24/15 08:12 PM Re: What not to buy? [Re: hammer]
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Originally Posted By: hammer
Boo,
With Windows based computers it is good to buy as much processing power that is affordable because later software updates will need it. Don't go below on I5 processor and get an I7 if possible. Hard disk size is the same. Seem like newer software takes up more space with each new version. Good luck with your choice.

Deane


Good advice !!!! Exactly what I would have said clap

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#402731 - 05/24/15 08:23 PM Re: What not to buy? [Re: brickboo]
brickboo Offline
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Hammer what's i3, i5 ,i7 denote?


Edited by brickboo (05/24/15 08:24 PM)
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#402733 - 05/24/15 09:02 PM Re: What not to buy? [Re: brickboo]
hammer Offline
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Boo,
I3, I5, and I7 are the processor names with I7 being the fastest. There are dual core and quad core processors. The Quad core processors are the better ones. I don't remember if the I7 is dual or Quad.

Boo, any young person at a major store like Best Buy can provide you with good info. Also you can go to www.cnet.com and find articles about " best laptops". www.pcmag.com is another good resource.

Deane

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#402736 - 05/25/15 01:11 AM Re: What not to buy? [Re: brickboo]
abacus Offline
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Hi BrickBoo

If you are sure you are not going to be using music, video or gaming software, then go for a laptop with a fast Intel I3 processor (You are wasting money with an I5 or I7 for your use) 4GB of Ram & a 250GB SSD (Solid State Drive), I would also recommend you go for at least a 15 screen.

If you need extra storage at a later date, you can pick up a USB 3 portable drive for minimal cost. (This also has the advantage that all valuable information can be stored away from the laptop as well as being able to be used with other computers) Also remember that if you have broadband (With an unlimited Data Plan) you can use cloud storage for extra space.

Finally try out the keyboard and screen to make sure you are comfortable with them. (This is a vitally important point that most people miss)

Hope this helps

Bill
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#402743 - 05/25/15 06:02 AM Re: What not to buy? [Re: brickboo]
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