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Old 02-06-2015, 06:14 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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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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And then the fight started...


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Old 02-07-2015, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I would rather get a cheaper laptop with an I3 and 6/8GB of RAM and go for an SSD than a higher end laptop with a mechanical drive. HDD subsystem is still the major bottleneck in day to day performance.
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:48 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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Most of the Chromebooks on Best Buy's website only have 2 GB of memory, so isn't that a major deterrent for buying one?
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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No. Chrome OS doesn't need the same kind of specs that a WIindows laptop might. There's no huge amount of software installed. Everything basically runs through the Chrome browsers.
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Old 02-26-2015, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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One is at $349, but the rest are within the price range stated.

Five cheap laptops that are worth a gander | Windows Central
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:43 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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for christmas 2010 i bought 3 asus-eee's for $650 from cdw... only one of them is currently out of commission. battery wouldn't charge a little over a year later. it was more worth getting a new pc rather spend $50 for a new battery.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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If I raised my budget to $400.00 with a 2-in-1 as a definite possibility, would you fine folks recommend a Toshiba, Dell, HP or another brand for that price?

Edit--just noticed a few Toshiba Satellite Radius units in my price range on the Best Buy website, so any recommendations would be welcome, including other brands such as Lenovo.

Thanks!

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Old 10-15-2015, 06:25 PM
 
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I was walking around in Best Buy the other day and noticed that they had more than a few laptops priced under $300. For a person who just wants to surf the Web and send emails, any cheap laptop should work just fine.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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One reason why I modified my question by raising my budget ceiling from $275 to $400 was to accommodate the recommendation of someone in this thread who recommended that I buy a laptop with an i5 system instead of an i3 system, whatever that refers to, but since I'm not a gamer but have also seen numerous 2 in 1 sub-$300 laptops at Best Buy as well as Office Depot, should I stick to the under $300 products out there?
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