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Windows 7: New Laptop for Wife

27 Jul 2010   #21
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Keep in mind in 99% of cases, you can only alter the RAM and HDD. If you get only 2GB of RAM, it usually isn't hard to upgrade. Just hold on to the old RAM in case you need to make a warranty claim.


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27 Jul 2010   #22
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I usually buy from Newegg but whyen the prices are close and I can wait I'll order form Tiger. Since I live in California I have to pay tax on a Newegg purchase with Tiger I don't so it's sometimes worth it.
I don't know if anyone has linked this site cause I didn't read the entire thread, but with the information you've been provided this could give you some idea of what's avalible and pricing to expect. Laptops, Notebooks, Laptop Computers, Cheap Laptops, Notebook PC at TigerDirect.com Good hunting hope this will help some. Fabe
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27 Jul 2010   #23
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
I usually buy from Newegg but whyen the prices are close and I can wait I'll order form Tiger. Since I live in California I have to pay tax on a Newegg purchase with Tiger I don't so it's sometimes worth it.
I don't know if anyone has linked this site cause I didn't read the entire thread, but with the information you've been provided this could give you some idea of what's avalible and pricing to expect. Laptops, Notebooks, Laptop Computers, Cheap Laptops, Notebook PC at TigerDirect.com Good hunting hope this will help some. Fabe

Fabe,
In early posts we went over where to buy and what not to buy and check on return to stock and cost of warranties.
He's got a pretty good idea, I hope, on laptop for his wife. Going to be a surprise for her in 2 weeks. Nice gift huh?
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27 Jul 2010   #24
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Very nice gift. Thanks for the heads up. Fabe
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27 Jul 2010   #25
polarbear

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Been using most laptops for many years... Toshiba and then Panasonic would be my choices... both Intel based... GL and hope the wife enjoys...
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27 Jul 2010   #26
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

yeah I dont want to go lower then three gigs of ram because im getting a 64bit os unit 4 preferably but im working with a small budget

Also i am leaning towards toshiba since they seem to have a better build for a more reasonable price I see alot of other brands with not even half the specs that are priced more then they should will keep everyone posted in the next two weeks to see what i actually come up with
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27 Jul 2010   #27
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I just bought a new ACER Aspire 5251 from Walmart for $298.00. It has all you mentioned. It is not the fastest laptop I've ever seen but it meets all my needs. I got it at my local store and they had plenty of them.

Acer Support - Acer Aspire 5251 Notebook Series Specifications

Walmart.com: Acer 15.6" Aspire AS5251-1513 Notebook PC with AMD V-Series Processor, Webcam, HDMI Output and Windows 7 Home Premium: Computers
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27 Jul 2010   #28
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
yeah I dont want to go lower then three gigs of ram because im getting a 64bit os unit 4 preferably but im working with a small budget

Also i am leaning towards toshiba since they seem to have a better build for a more reasonable price I see alot of other brands with not even half the specs that are priced more then they should will keep everyone posted in the next two weeks to see what i actually come up with
My family (including aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) has bought exclusively from Dell for years and have always liked their customer service, but the next time I buy a laptop, I might go with Toshiba. That should give you an idea of how much their computers impress me.
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27 Jul 2010   #29
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

wow that acer looks pretty good and has a good onboard graphics hd4250 256mb i could have 2 more gigs added for less cause of the money i would save the intergrated graphics caught my attention even though she won't use it for games

I'm sure the quality of movies and videos will look very impressive
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28 Jul 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
I just bought a new ACER Aspire 5251 from Walmart for $298.00. It has all you mentioned. It is not the fastest laptop I've ever seen but it meets all my needs. I got it at my local store and they had plenty of them.

Acer Support - Acer Aspire 5251 Notebook Series Specifications

Walmart.com: Acer 15.6" Aspire AS5251-1513 Notebook PC with AMD V-Series Processor, Webcam, HDMI Output and Windows 7 Home Premium: Computers
I hope you will be happy with it. I would not have touched it. The combination Acer and Walmart is too much.

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I'm sure the quality of movies and videos will look very impressive
I don't think you will notice much of a difference.
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