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Looking To Buy A Laptop


carlie

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I am considering buying a laptop for someone very special

as a gift. If possible I would like to purchase it on line and have

it shipped to me.

This person is not yet computer literate and I do not foresee that

they will do much more than email, photos, perhaps learn to burn audio/video

DVD's and CD's and surf the net a bit.

I would prefer to stay middle of the road on price, if possible trying to

find out the best deal available with a trusted supplier (US company too),

for around 5 - 6 hundred bucks.

I'd appreciate some suggestions.

Thanks for your help, sharing your knowledge and experiences.

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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I am considering buying a laptop for someone very special

as a gift. If possible I would like to purchase it on line and have

it shipped to me.

This person is not yet computer literate and I do not foresee that

they will do much more than email, photos, perhaps learn to burn audio/video

DVD's and CD's and surf the net a bit.

I would prefer to stay middle of the road on price, if possible trying to

find out the best deal available with a trusted supplier (US company too),

for around 5 - 6 hundred bucks.

I'd appreciate some suggestions.

Thanks for your help, sharing your knowledge and experiences.

Hi Carrie, my Dell just went kaput, mother board needs replacing, so I bought me a new one. it is a Lennvo 15.5 screen. I paid $859 new in the box. I am going to get my son to rebuild the old Dell and let him sell it.

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How about an Apple? Or a notebook? Or a "mini" computer?

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Carlie,

I have bought one Dell desktop and two Dell laptops in the last ten years. The latest being a laptop for my daughter going to college last Christmas. You cant go wrong with Dell and I did it all online and shipped to my house. My desktop I am using right now is a 2002 model, and works great.

I haven't been on their site in a while, however, I would think any of there lower end laptops would fit the bill nicely, just be sure to get the features you need. If you are not sure, a call to Dell wouldn't hurt, just don't let them UPGRADE if you really don't need the extras, that can run up the bill. You know the deal.

Really, any of the reputable companies are probably good enough and will work well for you. I haven't heard of any turkeys (ha,ha, Thanksgiving being Thursday) lately.

Hamslice

Also, I am by no means a computer geek. Just a user that gets frustrated when things don't work like they are supposed to.., and I have no complaints with Dell..

“There is no hook my friend. There's only what we do.”  Doc Holiday 

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How about an Apple? Or a notebook? Or a "mini" computer?

Wings,

A notebook might be good but I don't know anything about

what notebooks can do.

I'm a technology dummy : -)

It makes me feel lost.

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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Carla - isn't notebook just a new name for laptop. Or are you thinking "tablet?" My last two have been Acers and have cost between $250 - $350. One is a mini. I don't think I'd buy anything else these days. They don't come w/a lot of useless programs(that I don't use), for that price, either. jmo

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