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    Default Recommendations for a laptop??

    We have an old Toshiba which still works fine , but slow. Wifey is now interested in using it for some streaming video and would like faster, + larger screen.

    Any reason to spring what seems to be GiMormous bucks for an apple??? Looks like I could get a swell Dell for ?? $1000 ?

    HP is having a blowout sale at the online store. Looks like I could get a beauty for ?? $800 out the door???

    I have read that there are chips calle i3, i5, and i7. A radio guru said you should skip the 3, but the average joe does not need the 7. What's the 411 on that???

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    If most of what she will do is movies and surf the net, you might consider an iPad.

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    The IpadŽ does not even come close to a Real Laptop.


    I guess it is what ever floats your boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonL View Post
    The IpadŽ does not even come close to a Real Laptop.


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    Not until they make one with a 17" screen!

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    Maybe, but I think it is more handy.

    I sit in the yard with it, use it on the workbench in in the garage, or the countertop in the kitchen.
    Carrying a full laptop seems like a burden now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacher_chick View Post
    Maybe, but I think it is more handy.

    I sit in the yard with it, use it on the workbench in in the garage, or the countertop in the kitchen.
    Carrying a full laptop seems like a burden now.
    It's amazing how everybody has to have big screen 3D TV's, then they want to watch TV and streaming movies on their cell phones or IPads!
    Oh yeah; and they want to do email and Facebook on their TV's LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Not until they make one with a 17" screen!
    Even better! 21.5 inch tablet screen! Android to boot!!

    Though, in reality a 800$ laptop is not unnecessary unless your doing some intense graphic editing or gaming. Heres a mid range lenovo laptop that can pretty much do what you need plus more, 499$ With 2 Rebates
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    Quote Originally Posted by cacher_chick View Post
    If most of what she will do is movies and surf the net, you might consider an iPad.
    I was just going to recommend a Macbook Pro or a Mac. If you're willing to shell out $1,000.00 for a laptop or computer alike, then you might as well consider looking into a Mac. Go on Amazon.com. You may find better prices on there and save yourself from going to a Mac store. The Macbook Pro and Mac are both versatile and have large monitor displays. Their performances are also tremendous, in terms of running multiple programs simultaneously.
    Last edited by Brandon124; 06-12-2012 at 10:14 AM.

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    I recommend you to buy lenovo laptop , i am using this . Its a best choice for laptops..
    I am using this laptop form last 2 years.. Its working fine..

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