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

Thread: New Laptop

  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 121,501, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    oldman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    5,016
    Points
    121,501
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 473
    Given: 1,311

    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: 129,220, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ianoconnor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    7,984
    Points
    129,220
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 930
    Given: 1,976

    Re: New Laptop

    Dell Outlet



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 669,058, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 60.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    3TrueFans's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    26,669
    Points
    669,058
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,275
    Given: 432

    Re: New Laptop

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



  4. #4
    Legend
    Points: 396,277, 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
    24,510
    Points
    396,277
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,334
    Given: 1,088

    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: 7,368, Level: 25
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 182
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    216
    Points
    7,368
    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: 85,799, Level: 91
    Level completed: 14%, Points required for next Level: 1,651
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    6,514
    Points
    85,799
    Level
    91
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 341
    Given: 0

    Re: New Laptop

    Alienware



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 172,864, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Farnsworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    9,272
    Points
    172,864
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,168
    Given: 736

    Re: New Laptop




  8. #8
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 72,388, Level: 83
    Level completed: 56%, Points required for next Level: 762
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranCreated Album pictures
    TXCyclones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    TX
    Posts
    3,548
    Points
    72,388
    Level
    83
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 466
    Given: 324

    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: 34,544, Level: 57
    Level completed: 25%, Points required for next Level: 906
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    TruClone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Eldridge, IA
    Posts
    1,517
    Points
    34,544
    Level
    57
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 130
    Given: 213

  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 163,449, 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
    9,459
    Points
    163,449
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,183
    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: 349,608, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    00clone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Iowa City area
    Posts
    13,322
    Points
    349,608
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4,009
    Given: 1,035

    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.



    Quote Originally Posted by cowgirl836
    moar yoga pants, please.

  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 109,078, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 44.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Gunnerclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Beaverdale hood
    Posts
    7,367
    Points
    109,078
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,456
    Given: 1,329

    Re: New Laptop

    What is a "Dell"?


    Rhoads out!

  13. #13
    Addict
    Points: 110,643, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 30.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    JP4CY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sommerset
    Posts
    7,313
    Points
    110,643
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,092
    Given: 425

    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.



  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 51,626, Level: 70
    Level completed: 34%, Points required for next Level: 924
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    VeteranSocial50000 Experience Points
    Cydar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,605
    Points
    51,626
    Level
    70
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 496
    Given: 433

    Re: New Laptop

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



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 172,864, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 12.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience PointsRecommendation Second Class
    Farnsworth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    9,272
    Points
    172,864
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,168
    Given: 736

    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: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM