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  • #16
    Originally posted by comad View Post
    Yes, I want at least 500 SSD even better 1TB, 14" or 15.6" (non touch) OLED screen, very fast i-7 6770HQ or similar CPU,
    16 GB RAM, Illuminated Keyboard, good graphic card, long life battery... how much could be...where to find?

    Check out http://www.sagernotebook.com/home.php That checks off most of your boxes. The ram and storage is upgradeable too.

    I can't wait till oled TV's are more affordable, but I don't think I would want one for a computer screen. It would suffer from screen burn pretty quickly I would think.
    Canadian bacon is a fraud !!!!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by wheelin 48 View Post
      It might be fine but it's hard to give advise when you haven't said what or why you want a laptop and what type of things you want to do with it. Do you want touch screen? Do you need a DVD player? Is performance a major factor?

      Walmart is fine for a lot of things but personally I wouldn't buy my first laptop from them. I'd go to Best Buy or Costco so you could touch it, try it out, talk to someone and explain what your looking for.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by wheelchairbarbie View Post
        I know this may not be a practical choice, but I'd recommend an Apple computer in the future. I've had mine for 8 years, and it still runs better than my 3 y/o PC.
        True that!
        I still use a PC , but my daughter has a refurbed MAC for over 7 years now and it never quits!

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        • #19
          Originally posted by wheelin 48 View Post
          I responded yesterday, but my post never showed up ....weird?


          Just to help ya out a bit when shopping......

          CPU (central processing unit) - is the brain of your computer, ever task you ask your computer to do, such as opening a browser or watching a video, the CPU is what does the work. Most laptops and PC use intel's CPU's. Their core series is i3,i5,i7. You want at least an i3, which is fine for your use.

          Memory/RAM (random access memory) - this allows you to have multiple applications running at once, so your CPU doesn't have to keep repeating tasks. More ram won't make your computer faster, but not having enough will make it slow. You want at least 8GB (gigabyte)

          Storage - again SSD vs HDD. SSD have no moving parts, it's faster and quieter. Typically come in sizes of 128gb, 256gb,512gb and 1 tb ( terabyte -1000gb)......a typical HD movie on amazon video is around 1-2 gigabytes. SSD are more expenisve.

          So it really comes down to what you want to do and how much your willing to spend. If you don't want to spend more than 400 then its fine for your basic computing needs.

          Better yet, if it doesn't have to be a laptop, you can build a PC - its way easier than you think.
          Canadian bacon is a fraud !!!!

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          • #20
            Check out http://www.sagernotebook.com/home.php that checks most of your requirements. Also look into external GPU's, I think that is going to become a bigger thing.
            Canadian bacon is a fraud !!!!

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Random View Post
              If you are a new user with simple needs, starting with Apple might be okay. But switching from PC to Mac was the worst and most tragic decision of my technological life, with repercussions that have yet to end.
              I had win for 20 years and switching to mac was a totally opposite exp. for me
              C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Mac85 View Post
                I had win for 20 years and switching to mac was a totally opposite exp. for me
                I switched to Mac when Windows XP became obsolete. Very pleased with Mac.

                I think a lot depends on what you are using the machine for .

                I did pick up a mid-range Acer laptop with SSD and Windows 10 during the holiday season sales. It's not my main computer but I am pleased with it and like to stay familiar with both Windows and Mac platform.

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                • #23
                  Ok, anyone actually use a touch screen on a laptop? And anything newer/better than an i7 on the horizon? (I'm too lazy to look).

                  I was going to replace my 5? year old laptop a while ago, but after finding that i7's were still the best Intel had to offer, I just replaced the broken baseplate. The new baseplate is breaking again...and the question of new or fix comes up again, lol.

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                  • #24
                    Just enough OS to run an HTML 5 browser

                    Originally posted by wheelin 48 View Post
                    just want something for internet usage
                    You may be better of with a Chrome book. This is just enough OS to run the Chrome browser. Many apps are moving to the cloud where someone takes care of updates and backups for you. All you need to do is update the HTML 5 client which a Chrome device will do for you.

                    You can work on a Doc, Sheet or Slides on Drive. Log out and login elsewhere and all your changes are there too. The application only receives edits and pushes screen changes back via HTML 5. Very light on network usage compared to sending Office files up and down to the cloud.

                    The constant breakage feature of Microsoft Windows is missing.

                    Taylor made (avoid the constant breakage feature to begin with)
                    https://enterprise.google.com/chrome/devices/

                    Roll your own (if you want to fix the constant breakage feature yourself)
                    https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os
                    http://zagam.net/

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Andy View Post
                      Ok, anyone actually use a touch screen on a laptop? And anything newer/better than an i7 on the horizon? (I'm too lazy to look).

                      I was going to replace my 5? year old laptop a while ago, but after finding that i7's were still the best Intel had to offer, I just replaced the broken baseplate. The new baseplate is breaking again...and the question of new or fix comes up again, lol.
                      I've been using a Lenovo laptop with Win 8.1 and touchscreen. It can be convenient at times. Not a must have feature for me.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Andy View Post
                        I just replaced the broken baseplate. The new baseplate is breaking again....
                        what are you - having sex with it?
                        C5/C6 Complete since 08/22/09

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