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Windows 7: need advice on good windows 7 laptop.

20 Dec 2015   #1
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 
need advice on good windows 7 laptop.

had some questions...

  1. what brand and model should I get? does brand even matter?
  2. what processor should I look for? I don't need top of the line but I don't want something too slow either.
  3. where is the best place to buy this laptop? ebay or somewhere else?
  4. how much can I expect to pay for something decent?
  5. are refurbs a good idea?

thanks for any tips you can offer.


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20 Dec 2015   #2
Baddog22556

Windows 7
 
 

You can buy good laptops for under $300 or maybe an Asus ROG G751JY-DH72X for $3000 or
anywhere in between. You asked a general question so here are general answers. If you give more
specific details on what it will be used for there will be more specific laptops to be recommended.
Good luck.
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20 Dec 2015   #3
macgig

Mac OSX 10.6.8, Win 7 home premium sp1
 
 

$3000? if I had that sort of money id get a mac laptop. Id be web surfing and emailing for the most part.... low end stuff... nothing too fancy.
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20 Dec 2015   #4
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

1) Not a Dell
2) an i5 or equivalent to whatever they`re putting in a laptop nowadays
3) There is no best place, but definitely not Ebay, not for a new one anyway
4) $500 to $700 at least
5) No
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20 Dec 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
We have no idea of where you're located at least pick a country and state if you want real help

Manufactures well that is sort of a narrowing piece and yea I'd stick probably with Dell/ Asus or MSI depending on your budget and needs,

I got a cheapo Gateway M-series laptop that has latest now almost 7 years and bought it through Home shopping network also bought a Acer miniature desktop from them too = who would of thought both would still be alive and kicking today both in the 5-600.us range
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20 Dec 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Dell is garbage, so is their support and so are their motherboards, pure garbage.

Go Steelers
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20 Dec 2015   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I've never owned a Dell there build a pc stuff was always out of my price range

Hey you live in Jersey isn't against state law to cheer for the Steelers
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20 Dec 2015   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

We don`t have a football team, so those rules don`t apply.

Or a Baseball team, or a Hockey team etc etc etc
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20 Dec 2015   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Best is to study the ads that come with the Sunday paper. A reasonable laptop with an i3 CPU costs $300 to $350. The i3 is a decent CPU good enough for normal office work and internet. I personally would look for an i5 because I do some video work.

I always replace the HDDs in my laptops with a SSD. That is an extra $60 to $100 depending on the size of the SSD. The HDD you recover makes an excellent external disk with a caddy.
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20 Dec 2015   #10
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Agreed, replace the hard drive and max out the ram.
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