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Windows 7: New Laptop for Wife

27 Jul 2010   #11
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

If you have a CompUSA store near you, check them out. You can also shop online with them. CompUSA.com - Computers, Laptops, Televisions, Software, and Electronics from the All-New CompUSA!


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27 Jul 2010   #12
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

yeah i hate the return policy thats why im not going to buy online to be shipped more worried about they won't let me return and loosing more then getting what i paid i know one place fry's electronics they dont do a 15% best buy i think is a little bit over priced on some items but im willing to look since i can't build i laptop myself

I just dont want to be caught in a situation where i would have to tottaly loose my mind to get justice I basicly going to scout from what i hear from the forum and see if i can get the same price at a retailer that way i know i can take it back immediatly and with a reciept in thiere face they have to eat it which in the long run helps me since they are shipped in multiples to these companies

so im going through walmart.com bestbuy.com staples even sams club the best deal so far was the toshiba

seems like toshiba might be the choice after thinking about it more i can probally stretch another 150.00 just because most of the better one's are near the 600.00 dollar range but even with that increase im still round a 550.00 budget because im still keeping in mind the taxes are atleast another $ 60.00 on top of the $550.00
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27 Jul 2010   #13
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

compusa had a pretty good deal on a refurbished celeron 900 but would it even be wise to go that route i mean that is a single core cpu isnt it ? CompUSA.com | RB-PSLY0U-03F02F | Toshiba Satellite L455-S5000 Refurbished Laptop PC I also was pondering this one as well CompUSA.com | PSLU0U-08D035 | Toshiba Satellite L505-LS5014 15.6 Notebook PC also im not really finding any deals with a amd based laptop intel seems to be dealing these pretty steadily http://www.compusa.com/applications/...&Sku=T71-15630

ok can someone tell me from highest to low on the rating wise or what would be more prominant choice
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27 Jul 2010   #14
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Celeron is the bottom of the barrel for computers. IMO
Refurbished...BE CAREFUL. Might be buying someone else's problems even tho they have been checked out.
Take your time as you have over 2 weeks to make this big call.
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27 Jul 2010   #15
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

that is very true i apreciate the wisdom

The right choice always leads to a happy day or rest of my anniversary lol
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27 Jul 2010   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have never seen a decent PC in Walmart - so better obstain. The Lenovo looks OK, but I would not buy from CompUSA. NewEgg is the most decent company on the web. I never had any trouble returning things to them. I draw your attention again to the Asus from NewEgg that I posted earlier.
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27 Jul 2010   #17
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@whs are there any laptops with a higher rpm5400 i know im starting to relize that is pretty slow I wonder how fast startup would be ?

are most laptops drives at those speeds 5400rpm looks like alot of them are rated at that
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27 Jul 2010   #18
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

5400 rpm is normal for a laptop. Start-up is fine on my computer. I don't see any slowdowns that I think a higher RPM would fix.
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27 Jul 2010   #19
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
@whs are there any laptops with a higher rpm5400 i know im starting to relize that is pretty slow I wonder how fast startup would be ?

are most laptops drives at those speeds 5400rpm looks like alot of them are rated at that
Yes, laptops with 7200RPM disks do exist. But they are outside your price range. There are even 17" HPs that have 2 disk bays so that you can add a SSD or fast HDD for the OS. The cost around $750 (last time I looked in BestBuy.
But I would not worry too much about the load time. Granted it is a little slower, but it is not a world of difference. On 2 of my 3 laptops I replaced the HDD with a 80GB SSDs because I had only 1 bay. But that costs another $150 (appr.).
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27 Jul 2010   #20
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

@whs and petey7 Im so glad you guys are schooling me on this a desktop i could put together in my sleep but a laptop is a whole other animal

I used to think laptops were easy to choose from but as i find out more and more there are little details i have to consider very much unlike my desktop

Im very apreciative of this whole thread i been helped pretty much with the questions i will repost when i buy the laptop of course and show you what i ended up with
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