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

Thread: New Laptop

  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 141,064, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    oldman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,601
    Points
    141,064
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 692
    Given: 2,152

    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: 137,605, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Urbandale
    Posts
    8,377
    Points
    137,605
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,340
    Given: 2,899

    Re: New Laptop

    Dell Outlet



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 717,872, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 51.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    30,336
    Points
    717,872
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8,468
    Given: 901

    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: 415,650, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 21.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    bos's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    26,041
    Points
    415,650
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3,461
    Given: 2,532

    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
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 8,234, Level: 27
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 516
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    229
    Points
    8,234
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 14
    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: 91,982, Level: 94
    Level completed: 39%, Points required for next Level: 1,168
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    7,870
    Points
    91,982
    Level
    94
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 928
    Given: 0

    Re: New Laptop

    Alienware



  7. #7
    Legend
    Points: 213,103, 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
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    11,377
    Points
    213,103
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,092
    Given: 1,149

    Re: New Laptop




  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 124,677, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranCreated Album pictures
    TXCyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    4,527
    Points
    124,677
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,493
    Given: 858

    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: 39,618, Level: 61
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 732
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    TruClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Eldridge, IA
    Posts
    1,609
    Points
    39,618
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 187
    Given: 258

  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 165,157, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 20.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Clonefan32's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    9,675
    Points
    165,157
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,354
    Given: 18

    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
    Speechless
    Points: 422,680, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 68.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    00clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Iowa City area
    Posts
    19,619
    Points
    422,680
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 8,327
    Given: 1,916

    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
    Legend
    Points: 170,021, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 26.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Gunnerclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Beaverdale hood
    Posts
    12,731
    Points
    170,021
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 5,321
    Given: 2,823

    Re: New Laptop

    What is a "Dell"?


    Campbell In!

    @8GuardLineup





  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 136,010, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 14.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    8,786
    Points
    136,010
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,162
    Given: 806

    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: 58,448, Level: 74
    Level completed: 94%, Points required for next Level: 102
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience Points
    Cydar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,030
    Points
    58,448
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,001
    Given: 852

    Re: New Laptop

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



  15. #15
    Legend
    Points: 213,103, 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
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    11,377
    Points
    213,103
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,092
    Given: 1,149

    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: TBA
  • Football Season Opener vs. UNI
  • September 3, 2016
  • 07:00 PM