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Old 12-03-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Heading to the NW, 4 sure.
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I am way behind these days re: a good Laptop. I want to get one for my wife
with about a 14" screen, and not wishes to pay over $400.00.
Her needs are basically "Ebay" use and document saving/printing/pictues/letters.

I am very confused about brands/memory/etc.

Your help is appreciated.

HW
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:39 PM
 
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Look in Asus, Lenovo/IBM, Acer and Toshiba. Asus being the best but might not fit your budget.

As for hardware, most Laptops out there now will be good enough for those purposes.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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Thanks, I am of the ACER age and or HP.
Been seeing a lot obout the ASUS.

thanks.
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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My Acer has been a decent laptop but customer service does not exist and it is loaded full of bloatware. It took me two days just to remove riduculous programs I did not want.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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I am way behind these days re: a good Laptop. I want to get one for my wife
with about a 14" screen, and not wishes to pay over $400.00.
Her needs are basically "Ebay" use and document saving/printing/pictues/letters.

I am very confused about brands/memory/etc.

Your help is appreciated.

HW
Honestly, for your needs you could go to Walmart.com and find a laptop for under 400 bucks that could more than adequately suit your needs.
I'm not joking......try them
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:18 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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The three Acer machines in our house were really easy to clean up when new. I removed McAfee AV, Norton online backup and MS Office trial, then loaded up all the free stuff from ninite.com and was finished the same day.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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My Acer has been a decent laptop but customer service does not exist and it is loaded full of bloatware. It took me two days just to remove riduculous programs I did not want.
I will agree that Acer's customer service is not great and that their stuff has increased with bloatware.

Its pretty easy to remove Acer's bloatware in Add/Remove programs though. HP on the other hand is not so easy. They integrate some of their crap deeper which could cause you to restore the system.

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Old 12-04-2012, 12:35 PM
 
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Here ya go;

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006P8Y8YU/..._am_us?ie=UTF8

Though you'll probably find something with better hardware from one of the other manufacturers.

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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I will say that the build quality of the Acer was far better than that of a Toshiba Satellite that I tried....Yes the programs were not integrated; it was just tedious to pull them off and I still had some shell type features (like energy management, etc.) that were redundant with windows features I really did not know waht to do.

Asus makes a lot of the motherboards other companies use, correct? That makes them an option in my book.

Wow that Asus looks nice for the price!
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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I will agree that Acer's customer service is not great and that their stuff has increased with bloatware.

Its pretty easy to remove Acer's bloatware in Add/Remove programs though. HP on the other hand is not so easy. They integrate some of their crap deeper which could cause you to restore the system.
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I will say that the build quality of the Acer was far better than that of a Toshiba Satellite that I tried....Yes the programs were not integrated; it was just tedious to pull them off and I still had some shell type features (like energy management, etc.) that were redundant with windows features I really did not know waht to do.

Asus makes a lot of the motherboards other companies use, correct? That makes them an option in my book.

Wow that Asus looks nice for the price!
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