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Old 06-25-2018, 05:37 AM
 
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Hy, I need to buy a new Laptop, I would like to spend about 400/500 €, I don’t need of particular performances, I use it mostly for email, Word and Excel, can someone give me some indications?
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Old 06-25-2018, 09:43 AM
 
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Hy, I need to buy a new Laptop, I would like to spend about 400/500 €, I don’t need of particular performances, I use it mostly for email, Word and Excel, can someone give me some indications?
For simple work, not heavily graphics work, any laptop today will suffice!

But ...
How computer savvy are "you"? Can you take care of ever occurring "problems", and you will have problems down the road! Not a computer nerd (since you are asking), make sure that wherever you buy it, you can have service done or get help.

Next, will you only use it on its own, or will you use external devices with it, such as a separate monitor, keyboard and mouse and an external drive for back-ups? Then make sure you have a few HDMI and USB ports available.
Without an external monitor, find the screen size "you" can read comfortably! So look at the one you like to buy.

Realise that there are many people "out there", who seem to upgrade forever, so there are used ones for sale, refurbished with very good warranties, within your budget. When in luck, you may find one that even has the latest processor and a (relatively) high cost digital hard drive. Also look at the maximum RAM you can afford.

I very seldom buy new equipment just because of the fact I described above. So I can get a 1000 dollar unit for almost half the cost and be happy for many years (like 5 or 6) and then buy another used one because the latest Operating Systems and old equipment do not seem to work that good together ...

So read up on reviews, look for good warranties, after service/help, and a screen size that "you" can read.
At least one HDMI port, several USB ports (preferably USB3), and how "fast" does the unit operate?
Since you mentioned "Excel", insist on a keyboard with a separate numerical input section!

Keep in mind that even a very fast computer is still a slow one when it comes to working on the internet that is slow form the beginning!
Your budget is not that high for a good new one, so look for used units.
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