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Old 01-14-2015, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Florida & Cebu, Philippines
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Yup they have a HP for $249.99 at Office Depot/OfficeMax which is now one company, should do for the job.

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HP Pavilion Laptop Computer With 15.6" HD Dispay & AMD Dual-Core E1 Processor, HP 15-g070nr
The 15.6" diagonal HD LED-display with 1366 x 768 resolution offers brightness and clarity.
Features 4GB of memory to run your programs.
They also have a Dell and a Toshiba for the same price, look HERE
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I have a friend who has a Chromebook, and he is delighted with the performance for streaming live programs. But for general computer home use, it has a lot of shortcomings.

Keep watching online sources, check every day. A couple months ago, I got a Dell Latitude with Windows 7 for $135, new-looking in the box, which I am completely satisfied with, it's now the only working machine I have, and it does everything I want;.
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Old 01-22-2015, 12:05 AM
 
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Slickdeals
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Old 01-25-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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I'm in the market for a new laptop for mundane things such as we surfing and watching TV shows, and was wondering if I should consider spending more than $275 for a new laptop?

Any tips and suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks!!!
Using your needs as a guide I suggest a 13" HP stream for 229. Staples has advertised a 15.6" Toshiba for 349.99 for the last three weeks. Chromebooks are limited but the cheapest of the lot with prices hovering around 179. Microsoftstore has signature series laptops that are bare bone models a priority on speed.

Happy shopping.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Basically, here is now I would look for the best deal on a computer.

Go to Amazon and enter the exact name of a popular laptop similar to what you are looking for. Click on "Used from . . " prices., and see a list of offers. Go down the column of vendors, looking for the ones with very high ratings. Just after the five gold stars, click on "98% positive", and you will see a list of current offerings from that vendor, and look for a refurbished model. The highly rated vendors will be competently refurbished, and ship same or next day.

My Dell Latitude D531 came three days after I ordered, in the original box, $139 including shipping.
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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What's the warranty on the refurbished?
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Old 02-04-2015, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What's the warranty on the refurbished?
At that price, I can get two, and keep the second one as a reserve, in case the first one fails within waranty period. Does anybody ever actually get any warranty satisfaction from a budget-priced computer?

Mine, for $139, came with a 30-day repair-or-replace warranty.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:02 PM
 
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Thanks, and a good way to look at it.
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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I'd say it's better to get a high res tablet than a POS 1366 x 768 cheap laptop.
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:15 PM
 
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And then the fight started...
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