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#1 6 years ago

In the market for a laptop for the Mrs. I have some ideas, but was wondering the thoughts of our illustrious gurus. She doesn't need much, really just uses it for browsing the internet and some stuff (like Office and Photoshop) for a home business she does on the side.

She also watches a lot of TV shows on it. Doesn't need to have a massive screen, but something with enough power to give her a quality viewing experience.

And probably the most important piece of the puzzle, I don't want to spend a lot of money.




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#2 6 years ago

I recommend greatly that you take a look at the new HP Stream line. They are great quality and ideal for this kind of user.


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#3 6 years ago

The difficulty here is finding a laptop that's cheap but doesn't have a craptastic screen, but is not a Chromebook (it doesn't sound like a chromebook will fit her needs). If you don't mind being a bit low-res for the size, the Inspiron 17 5000 non-touch has a 1600x900 17" screen and decent performance. Check out this list for a few other good ones: The 10 Best Budget Laptops | PCMag.com

Can you tell us what's important? Do you want 1080p for movie-watch or can you settle for 720p or 900p? Does long battery life and light weight matter, or is performance more important? And what do you consider an acceptable price for you? (preferably 2 prices, one price you'd pay for the perfect laptop, and one you'd pay for a decent compromise)




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#4 6 years ago

FileTrekker;5758221I recommend greatly that you take a look at the new HP Stream line. They are great quality and ideal for this kind of user.[/QUOTE]Those do look pretty good, but I didn't see any with a DVD drive. I think she wants a DVD drive.

[QUOTE=D3matt;5758296]The difficulty here is finding a laptop that's cheap but doesn't have a craptastic screen, but is not a Chromebook (it doesn't sound like a chromebook will fit her needs). If you don't mind being a bit low-res for the size, the Inspiron 17 5000 non-touch has a 1600x900 17" screen and decent performance. Check out this list for a few other good ones: The 10 Best Budget Laptops | PCMag.com

Can you tell us what's important? Do you want 1080p for movie-watch or can you settle for 720p or 900p? Does long battery life and light weight matter, or is performance more important? And what do you consider an acceptable price for you? (preferably 2 prices, one price you'd pay for the perfect laptop, and one you'd pay for a decent compromise)

The Inspiron 17s don't look too bad.

I'd say the long battery life and light weight are more important than performance. On the movie side, she just wants to be able to watch shows clearly.

$300s-$400s is my preferred range. I'm willing to go up to the $500s-$600s range.




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#5 6 years ago

It is for your Mrs you cheapskate so go to the higher range :p




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#6 6 years ago

She doesn't need fancy!




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#7 6 years ago

did you check macbook pro?




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#8 6 years ago
Paul_mc;5758922did you check macbook pro?

Did you read the thread at all?


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