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Windows 7: What laptop should I get?

21 May 2009   #1

7600.20510 x86
What laptop should I get?

My father wants me to set him up with a cheap laptop. He never owned or really even used a computer before. Believe me when I tell you, all he will be doing is using it for e-mail, light web browsing and most likely nothing else.

Any really cheap ones to recommend here? I'd like it to be able to run 7, though. I don't think that would be a problem for any recommendations given.

Thanks a lot.

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21 May 2009   #2

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Hi wait a while, and then buy a cheap laptop with windows 7 already installed on it and you will have a $300 OP on it, as well as a new laptop
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21 May 2009   #3
Crunchy Doodle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

If his eyes (or his eyes with corrective lens) are pretty good, maybe a netbook would do. I've been seeing refurbished 10" netbooks for $300 like this:

Acer AOD150-1165 Blue Netbook, Intel Atom N270 1.60GHz, 1GB, 160GB, 10.1'' WSVGA,WebCAM,6-cell,Windows XP Home, Factory Refurbished - L-LU.S620B.011-R -

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21 May 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86

Ah, ok thank you. I will check that out but no, he has very poor vision. He uses cell phones and apps with no problems so that may be alright.
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23 May 2009   #5

Win 7 x64

I generally build my own systems and historically have hated Gateway, but I just setup a T-Series a relative bought and was delightfully surprised by the quality of their new line.

Gateway Official Site: Shop - Notebooks - T-6345u Laptop Product Details

$400 - Gateway® T-6345u - 14.1" LCD
Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core T3400 Mobile Processor1 (2.16GHz, 667MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache)
Genuine Microsoft® Windows Vista® Home Premium (32-bit) with SP1
2048MB 667MHz DDR2 Dual Channel Memory (2 x 1024MB Modules)2
250GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive3

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