Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: New Laptop

  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 125,816, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    oldman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,102
    Points
    125,816
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 499
    Given: 1,407

    New Laptop

    We are getting my daughter a laptop for her birthday. Suggestions?


    "Just remember, what you choose to do with each day is very important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it" -ET

    "I'm trying not to sweat the small stuff in my life, but there is a definite learning curve." -CE

  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 132,102, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    8,040
    Points
    132,102
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 989
    Given: 2,120

    Re: New Laptop

    Dell Outlet



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 673,085, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    27,362
    Points
    673,085
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,870
    Given: 543

    Re: New Laptop

    Based on the amount of information given I'd say buy a pink one with a screen and a keyboard.




    Eyes closed, head first, can't lose.

  4. #4
    Legend
    Points: 397,834, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    24,749
    Points
    397,834
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,703
    Given: 1,244

    Re: New Laptop

    I 2nd the dell outlet. Same warranty on "refurbs" that you get on new. The refurbs arent necessarily remanufactured. Most are just open box returns.

    I tend to stay away from recommending the throw away systems you can get at dirt cheap prices at local retailers.



  5. #5
    Walk On
    Points: 7,517, Level: 25
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 33
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    218
    Points
    7,517
    Level
    25
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 11
    Given: 0

    Re: New Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    I 2nd the dell outlet. Same warranty on "refurbs" that you get on new. The refurbs arent necessarily remanufactured. Most are just open box returns.

    I tend to stay away from recommending the throw away systems you can get at dirt cheap prices at local retailers.
    Definitely Dell Outlet, make sure you watch for the 20-30 percent off coupons



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 86,735, Level: 91
    Level completed: 63%, Points required for next Level: 715
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,665
    Points
    86,735
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 406
    Given: 0

    Re: New Laptop

    Alienware



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 176,839, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Farnsworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    9,550
    Points
    176,839
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,276
    Given: 780

    Re: New Laptop




  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 79,587, Level: 87
    Level completed: 69%, Points required for next Level: 563
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranCreated Album pictures
    TXCyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    3,713
    Points
    79,587
    Level
    87
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 580
    Given: 393

    Re: New Laptop

    Age of daughter? Regardless of what you get, if your daughter is under 12 years old keep her off of the stupid kid sites like Webkinz (if that's still a "thing") or where they can play online flash games. The amount of malware that gets onto the computer from those sites is insane. I had to wipe the hard drive three different times and start over because of how badly it bogged down the machine. We had bought her a Compaq for $350. It was a great laptop for about 6 months.



  9. #9
    All-Star
    Points: 35,563, Level: 58
    Level completed: 10%, Points required for next Level: 1,087
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    TruClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Eldridge, IA
    Posts
    1,532
    Points
    35,563
    Level
    58
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 138
    Given: 218

  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 163,605, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clonefan32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    9,464
    Points
    163,605
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,191
    Given: 11

    Re: New Laptop

    Get her a Macbook. During college/grad school I went through 3 different PCs. I have had my Macbook for 3 years now and have yet to have even a small problem.



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 371,292, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 81.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    00clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Iowa City area
    Posts
    14,872
    Points
    371,292
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,952
    Given: 1,298

    Re: New Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    Get her a Macbook. During college/grad school I went through 3 different PCs. I have had my Macbook for 3 years now and have yet to have even a small problem.

    Of course, it can't be related to how the PC's were treated in college and how the Macbook gets treated now that you're out...nope.





  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 117,219, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 24.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Gunnerclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Beaverdale hood
    Posts
    8,075
    Points
    117,219
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,897
    Given: 1,550

    Re: New Laptop

    What is a "Dell"?


    Rhoads out!

  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 114,314, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 18.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    7,522
    Points
    114,314
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,246
    Given: 472

    Re: New Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan32 View Post
    Get her a Macbook. During college/grad school I went through 3 different PCs. I have had my Macbook for 3 years now and have yet to have even a small problem.
    I'm in my 30s now and in college I was on Strangesearch a lot "perusing", and never burnt thru computers that fast.


    Quote Originally Posted by AdamJGray View Post
    I'd get a Rascal Flatts tramp stamp for free.

  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 52,354, Level: 70
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 196
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience Points
    Cydar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,694
    Points
    52,354
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 601
    Given: 476

    Re: New Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnerclone View Post
    What is a "Dell"?
    Attachment 22382



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 176,839, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 17.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Farnsworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    9,550
    Points
    176,839
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,276
    Given: 780

    Re: New Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    I'm in my 30s now and in college I was on Strangesearch a lot "perusing", and never burnt thru computers that fast.
    I agree. Don't want to turn this into an apple vs. pc war, but I don't understand how people blow through computers so quickly. I've had machines for 8+ years with heavy use on them and they never 'die'. Usually I'm I choose to upgrade as processing speed/memory/etc has advanced so much over the 6-8 year lifespan, not because I've run them to death. I torrent and everything like a mofo on them as well.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.TV
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • September 5, 2015
  • 07:00 PM