New Laptop

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  1. oldman

    oldman Well-Known Member

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

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  3. 3TrueFans

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

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    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. bpmdu

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    Definitely Dell Outlet, make sure you watch for the 20-30 percent off coupons
     
  6. Clonehomer

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  7. Farnsworth

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  8. TXCyclones

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    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. Clonefan32

    Clonefan32 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. 00clone

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    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.
     
  11. Gunnerclone

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    What is a "Dell"?
     
  12. JP4CY

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    I'm in my 30s now and in college I was on Strangesearch a lot "perusing", and never burnt thru computers that fast.
     
  13. Cydar

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  14. Farnsworth

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    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.
     
  15. Gunnerclone

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    What does Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady" have to do with this?
     

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