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Computer Question--Laptop for wife.

 
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08/18/2010 02:12 PM
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Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Ok heres the deal. My wife is going to our new house with her mom for a week to set it up and wants/needs a laptop to take. I usually take care of all the puter problems we have. Daughters and wife always changing shit- downloading god knows how much trash.

I was looking at Dells and Toshiba but there are so many out there. I really want to get her a used macbook -or Macpro like I go our daughter but she doesn't want an Apple. Have no idea why. She is not very computer literate .

If you could please throw out some products you or friends have used that are good. Looking to spend between $600.00-700.00.
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08/18/2010 02:15 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
you know, a lot of people have told me negative things about Gateway computers...
BUT! The first computer I ever bought was a gateway and it lasted almost 7 years.
They laptop my daughter has now is a Gateway, about 5 years old...HEAVY use since i bought it...still runs really well

So i'd recommend a Gateway hf
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08/18/2010 02:16 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Ok heres the deal. My wife is going to our new house with her mom for a week to set it up and wants/needs a laptop to take. I usually take care of all the puter problems we have. Daughters and wife always changing shit- downloading god knows how much trash.

I was looking at Dells and Toshiba but there are so many out there. I really want to get her a used macbook -or Macpro like I go our daughter but she doesn't want an Apple. Have no idea why. She is not very computer literate .

If you could please throw out some products you or friends have used that are good. Looking to spend between $600.00-700.00.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 276543

Dells are pretty good in that price range. I don't like Toshiba, they used to be a player in laptops but not anymore. Apples are good for non tech users, and supporting them is easier. Windows base PC's have a lot of badware problems that you won't have with Apple.
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08/18/2010 02:21 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Ok heres the deal. My wife is going to our new house with her mom for a week to set it up and wants/needs a laptop to take. I usually take care of all the puter problems we have. Daughters and wife always changing shit- downloading god knows how much trash.

I was looking at Dells and Toshiba but there are so many out there. I really want to get her a used macbook -or Macpro like I go our daughter but she doesn't want an Apple. Have no idea why. She is not very computer literate .

If you could please throw out some products you or friends have used that are good. Looking to spend between $600.00-700.00.
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Get her an Ipad.
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08/18/2010 02:23 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Cheap netbook + Ubuntu.
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08/18/2010 02:29 PM

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I have a Toshiba and love it! I also have a MacBook Pro, and love that.
As far as your wife and daughter changing things and downloading things, why not get a laptop, set yourself up with an admin. account on it, since you always have to take care of their mistakes, and set them up with limited accounts so they can't change things.
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08/18/2010 02:31 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
I have a Toshiba and love it! I also have a MacBook Pro, and love that.
As far as your wife and daughter changing things and downloading things, why not get a laptop, set yourself up with an admin. account on it, since you always have to take care of their mistakes, and set them up with limited accounts so they can't change things.
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No man, just get her an ipad since you already got a laptop.
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08/18/2010 02:41 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
What is she going to use it for ... and what operating system is she used to?

To replace a crashed laptop I recently bought a new Lenovo (the old IBM Thinkpad line) with Windows XP for two reasons ... Windows XP being the main one (all my office computers are still running XP and I wanted continuity) AND the Lenovo's have a reputation for holding up well.

I got the cheapest one available ... and waited until it was on sale ... and I think I spent $550 for it from Microcenter. (a computer superstore with about 12-15 stores nationwide)

If it is strictly for traveling use the small Netbooks make MUCH more sense since they are so much smaller and lighter ... but alas they do run slower, MUCH slower. I have one of those which is strictly a "road machine" for short term trips, or multi flight trips only. (I needed full functionality because of some business software I HAVE to use at times so I needed a Windows operating enviroment also).

I am considering the new Apple iPad since it is also light weight and does much of what I need done, alas it won't run some of our business's software that I need access to when on the road. For a non business user though it may be your best option since it seems to be a great Internet Access type of machine.
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08/18/2010 02:47 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
whatever you get, best put a keylogger on it.

more n more american women are having affairs that were initiated during chat sessions with strangers.

if she's between ages 15-30 guaranteed she's a whore and planning to cheat.
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08/18/2010 02:51 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Well she wants something light BUT I want ( cause she will just give it up after this for 6 months or so)
Intel-Icore
4gigs of ram DDR3
320HD ( at least)
camera

I like XP but am using win7 now and will go back if 7 sux.


She wants to be able to cruise the net and skype for what its worth. The problem being that she will drop this like a hot rock when she gets home then I will pick it up so it has to be more functional.
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08/18/2010 02:56 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Cheap netbook + Ubuntu.
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Cheap netbook + Ubuntu lite (or Puppy Linux)
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
whatever you get, best put a keylogger on it.

more n more american women are having affairs that were initiated during chat sessions with strangers.

if she's between ages 15-30 guaranteed she's a whore and planning to cheat.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1072324



Thats funny- my wife is the last one to cheat. She one of those to fukkin honest people.Also were getting to be about 50 but were brought up by the Beatles so everything is groovy.
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08/18/2010 02:58 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Cheap netbook + Ubuntu.

Cheap netbook + Ubuntu lite (or Puppy Linux)
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1072259



Seriously she'll think its an Africa made computer . Made by mud eating people or she will adopt ANOTHER dog.
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08/18/2010 02:59 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
get her a pc with one of intel's "i" processors. they come in i3, i5, and i7. our gateway laptop with a i5 processor is fast as fuck.
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08/18/2010 03:01 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Cheap netbook + Ubuntu.

Cheap netbook + Ubuntu lite (or Puppy Linux)



Seriously she'll think its an Africa made computer . Made by mud eating people or she will adopt ANOTHER dog.
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Tell her to try it. She'll be mesmerized by your advise!
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08/18/2010 03:03 PM
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I have used Dell for a decade and I've only had one major issue when the motherboard burnt out months after buying it. It was a quick fix because they sent tech support to my house to fix it the next day. Other than that ZERO issues. I just bought another Dell laptop a few months ago. This will be the seventh one in my family.
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08/18/2010 04:56 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
i7 has Hyperthreading (?) against i5. But this is pretty unneeded these days. the i5 is a Quadcore and most software doesnt use more then 2 cores. So an i5 has more than enough power. I know, cause i ordered one a few mins ago on amazon
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Ok heres the deal. My wife is going to our new house with her mom for a week to set it up and wants/needs a laptop to take. I usually take care of all the puter problems we have. Daughters and wife always changing shit- downloading god knows how much trash.

I was looking at Dells and Toshiba but there are so many out there. I really want to get her a used macbook -or Macpro like I go our daughter but she doesn't want an Apple. Have no idea why. She is not very computer literate .

If you could please throw out some products you or friends have used that are good. Looking to spend between $600.00-700.00.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 276543


You're letting your wife go stay with her mom??? Are you fucking crazy??? Thats DOOOOOOOOM
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The best comp I had was IBM. I have nothing but problems with Dell. 4000 dollar xps gaming system and have had it in for repairs five times now in two years. Three other dells are sitting here with fried motherboards. Never go Dell again. I am typing on a Gateway and it is really nice but don't know to much about them.
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08/18/2010 05:19 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
another vote for iPad -- for what she wants to do that will work.
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08/18/2010 05:21 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
"she doesn't want an Apple. Have no idea why. She is not very computer literate ."

You answered your own question right there.


Tons of cheap laptops about. Ebay!
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08/18/2010 05:21 PM
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I love my macbook. been freezing up a lot lately though. dam porn
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Sounds like a good swap :D
Everything is permitted..
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08/18/2010 05:28 PM
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my last laptop I married was a bitch of a thing to have sex with..
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08/18/2010 05:28 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Not sure what bells and whistles you want but for normal usage check this out:

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Unless your editing videos or doing rocket science why spend more?

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08/18/2010 05:32 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
I don't mean to advertise, but check out these Monster Computers

[link to www.cyberpowerpc.com]

They are similar to what the company AlienWare was
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08/18/2010 05:40 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
Asus has some good laptops. Very rugged and inexpensive.

I'm sure gatewaye, dell and others do too. All the components are sourced from China anyway.

The key is to get the best deal and hassle free warranty you can in case something goes wrong.
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08/18/2010 05:42 PM
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Re: Computer Question--Laptop for wife.
If you want top of the line, no holds barred, slap yer momma in the mouth computing power, look no farther than

SAGER

[link to www.sagernotebook.com]

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