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computer laptop advice
« on: September 01, 2009, 10:56:35 PM »
My 15 yr old is turning 16 in 2 weeks . Looking at an new computer for her .  Does anyone use this computer or any advice on what laptop
dell
http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/notebooks/laptop-inspiron-10/pd.aspx?refid=laptop-inspiron-10&s=dhs&cs=19&ref=lthp

Toshiba
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=9371477&type=product&id=1218093383615

Thank you
Rick
« Last Edit: September 01, 2009, 10:59:04 PM by info »

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Re: computer laptop advice
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 11:15:14 PM »
Rick,

That is like comparing Apples to Oranges, one is a Netbook and one a Laptop and for overall computer performance the BestBuy would be much better IMHO but for convenience the Netbook can be handy...

Plus the Laptop would qualify for a Free Windows 7 upgrade when released (based on the information on that page)

Personally if I was buying one for my daughter (which i will be in about 6 months) I would jump all over that BestBuy deal myself...

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Re: computer laptop advice
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 11:18:35 PM »
thank you
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Re: computer laptop advice
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 11:38:39 PM »
I agree with Bob.

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Re: computer laptop advice
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2009, 12:18:51 AM »
By the way I have a 14" laptop and a 8.9" Netbook, both were bought with the idea of using as a backup, get me out of the house occasionally purpose, and I use the Netbook now much more then the Laptop, the convenience factor for monitoring purposes and light work is outstanding...

But I would not want either as a Main machine but could see the Laptop you are looking at as a main machine with the addition of a Keyboard and Monitor when sitting at home and portable for those times when mobility is needed...

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Re: computer laptop advice
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2017, 08:58:34 AM »
Not relevant to this thread but I've just bought a Windows 10 notebook for only 95. I'm really amazed at its performance:price ratio. It works a treat and is very fast for an Atom processor. No problem streaming video.

When I reflect on it, the Win 10 alone would cost me more, and it seems to be complete with all the bells and whistles, and it comes with cut-down versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. I guess MS is giving it away to promote Win tablets.

I bought it at http://www.stephanis.com.cy/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=6808&tt=graphic&lang=l2&p_id=338235 and I see Amazon are offering it at 72 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Archos-Cesium-Tablet-Z3735F-Processor/dp/B012TAEHTS/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1486627923&sr=1-1&keywords=archos+90+cesium
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Re: computer laptop advice
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2017, 01:50:31 PM »
104 for UK dwellers :-(
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Re: computer laptop advice
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2017, 02:38:21 PM »
104 for UK dwellers :-(

Reckon they must have upped the price in the last 24 h :(
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Re: computer laptop advice
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2017, 04:13:02 PM »
Would that really run WD? i got an 8" galaxy tab and its pants, not running anything decent on it. its
primarily used as a monitor for my CCTV, opening stuff is slow as hell, it reminds me of the Nokia
Symbian phones, thats how slow it is  lol :/

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Re: computer laptop advice
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2017, 08:33:13 AM »
Would that really run WD? i got an 8" galaxy tab and its pants, not running anything decent on it. its
primarily used as a monitor for my CCTV, opening stuff is slow as hell, it reminds me of the Nokia
Symbian phones, thats how slow it is  lol :/

I don't see why not. I can't try it on mine, as it doesn't have a serial port for the data in from Davis and I don't have an adapter. It certainly does not give the impression of being sluggish. OTOH, I have an Android tablet of the same make that is decidedly sluggish.
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Re: computer laptop advice
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2017, 08:40:36 AM »
I was gutted when i got the galaxy tab home, my note 3 pisses on it lol

 

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