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Jess.

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June 1 2015 12:55 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I know this has been made before, but technology changes so whatever. I am a macbook pro user, have had mine since 2008 and I think it's finally time for me to get a new laptop. If money wasn't an object, I would get the Macbook Air because I love Mac, am used to the OS, etc. However, for $1000 (or more), I can't justify it since I don't use my laptop for a ton of stuff.

So PC people, recommend me some laptops, I would want to keep it under $500 since I really don't need it for anything fancy (mostly just Microsoft Office, which I wouldn't purchase with the laptop).
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Bashar al-Asad
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June 1 2015 1:02 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
macbook air
Davey.
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June 1 2015 1:07 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Whatever kate micucci uses.
Kate micucci is an angel and i would spend my last day on earth with her.
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June 1 2015 1:07 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I'd go with dell. Highest quality imo
brian.
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June 1 2015 1:12 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: Jess.

I know this has been made before, but technology changes so whatever. I am a macbook pro user, have had mine since 2008 and I think it's finally time for me to get a new laptop. If money wasn't an object, I would get the Macbook Air because I love Mac, am used to the OS, etc. However, for $1000 (or more), I can't justify it since I don't use my laptop for a ton of stuff.

So PC people, recommend me some laptops, I would want to keep it under $500 since I really don't need it for anything fancy (mostly just Microsoft Office, which I wouldn't purchase with the laptop).

do you specifically need microsoft office? if using google docs instead of that is feasible, you can pick up a chromebook for a few hundred and i know a lot of people who are into those for just basics of using a computer. if you need actual office, the basic HP Pavilion line is all starting in the $300-600 range and you probably wouldnt need to stray too far from that in options.
Jess.
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June 1 2015 1:14 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I don't know if I need it, but I think it would be good to have if I'm working on things at home for work and just for general usability since I've had trouble with the formatting on Google docs. I would get MS Office for free, so I'd rather get a PC that's compatible with it in case I do end up needing it.
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June 1 2015 1:25 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I have a Microsoft Surface tablet, and could not be happier. i used the Surface Pro3 for a while and recently moved over to the 3 (non pro and smaller). I use lenovo for work and they have also been solid.
pahulkster
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June 1 2015 1:25 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
My girlfriend and I both have Acer laptops and they are great. Not too expensive and we've never had any issues. They are both a little bigger too, but we use them at home. Both can travel fine, but it's not something I would carry around like a tablet.
tom.
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June 1 2015 1:34 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
if you hardly use your laptop, you probably don't need a new one. i would just clean up your macbook.
or get a really baseline refurb like this one: click here for link
Jess.
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June 1 2015 1:38 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Originally posted by: tom.

if you hardly use your laptop, you probably don't need a new one. i would just clean up your macbook.
or get a really baseline refurb like this one: click here for link



yeah, I might wipe mine and refresh it, but I figured I would prepare.
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June 1 2015 1:41 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
that's your best bet imo. unless any of the hardware is shot, i'm sure you'd find setting up a new windows laptop far more annoying.
brian.
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June 1 2015 1:43 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
also, you can just install windows on your macbook via BootCamp
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June 1 2015 1:44 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
(never done that, but it's a thing i know several people do)
Jess.
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June 1 2015 1:50 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
I don't really need windows on macbook. The OS is fine, my laptop is just old, I'm out of hard drive space so I can't update it, and I can't even buy more storage space since they don't support my super old model anymore. I mean, 7 years is pretty old for a laptop.
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June 1 2015 1:57 PM   QuickQuote Quote  
Toshiba Satellite is a solid option for a cheap but decent laptop.


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