Looking for an inexpensive laptop.

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  1. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator

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    I don't need anything fancy but I do want it to be fast. I can't stand laggy PC's. I just got off Amazon and holy crap there are way too many to choose from.
    The cheaper the better, I don't game or anything like that. Although I do watch movies on them from time to time. Basically I just surf the web hangout here and watch YouTube videos. I would also like to be able to use my Bluetooth speaker and headphones with it.
    Thanks for any help you can offer, I don't know anything about these damn things. Heck I still use Windows 7.:yes:l:l:l
    Would also like the largest screen I can get because of old eyes.

    Thank you.
    Dan
     
  2. widgeon

    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Get one with backlit keys.
     
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  3. Clayton

    Clayton Moderator Moderator

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    I am looking some myself with pretty much the same specs and I to only have Windows 7 on my tower computer. LOL
     
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    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Buy some "super geeks used computer
     
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    num70 Elite Refuge Member

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    Read the CNET reviews on the latest Chromebooks and choose the one that best suits your budget.
    https://www.cnet.com/topics/laptops/best-laptops/best-chromebooks/
    We have 5 of them in the house. We don't game or anything but other than that, there's nothing that can't be done on them. And if one gets dropped down the stairwell, you're not going to cry about it because they're cheap.
     
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    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a Chromebook and loved it for everything that you described. I now have a MacAir, because I need capabilities that I did not like or were not available on the Chromebooks.

    The only thing that I would caution on is that some of the low price Chromebooks do not have good resolution, I didn't really notice it until I got my Mac.

    I think I paid $225 ish for my Chromebook (four years ago), still works fine.
     
  7. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum Moderator

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    My wife has an Asus*
    It's ok but it's a little slow.
    And it's constantly updating things.
    I'm sure there is a way to stop that but we both suck on computers.

    Which ones do you have or tried?
     
  8. Zane

    Zane Senior Refuge Member

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    www.newegg.com is the best place to buy anything PC related. Usually have the best prices and shipping usually takes a day or two. I've built 3 custom desktop computers and all parts have been ordered from them. If you get a defective part, they will replace it free of charge no questions asked.
     
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    seiowa Elite Refuge Member

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    Windows will get porn viruses.
    Mac is where it’s at.
     
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    The_Duck_Master Elite Refuge Member

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    For most people if you're only interested in doing stuff on the web and media related (movies and music) a Chromebook type device is the way to go these days. Most no longer need and are no longer well served by the features of traditional laptops. What you describe is perfect for a Internet browser with a keyboard (Chromebook). Store everything on the cloud and don't worry about hardware failure losing your stuff.
     
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