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Need A Basic Laptop -- Recommendations?

Q: Need A Basic Laptop -- Recommendations?

Hi,

Right now I am in the market for a VERY basic laptop, which will be used for internet browsing. Of course it needs to have a wireless card.

I'd like to keep the price under $600-650, keeping in mind that I don't want any crappy brand.

~Simon

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Hi Forum,I have just performed a fresh install of windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I  am at present sat with the bare essentials of the install (no protection or security) I am looking for suggestions to what are the best (BASIC) things to install to protect my PC without going overboard and clogging up my resources which led to the re-install in the 1st place.Thanks for any input.Edit: Topic moved from Windows 7 to General Security ~ Computerxpds

A:Fresh install (win7)....Basic Security Recommendations?

Hello there Since you just performed a clean install, the first thing you will want to do is to get an AV up. I recommend Avast!, BitDefender or Microsoft Security Essentials for free non-commercial everyday use.For AM protection you can use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or Emsisoft Anti-Malware.Once you have a good AV & AM protection, we can address your other concerns.Regards,Alex

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Hello,

My son has just signed up for "Just Basic" course. (not Visual Basic)
He has never done any programming.

I talked him into this basic course, rather than starting out with Java or C, or Ruby, etc., as I thought with
absolutely no prior programming experience, this would be a good way to start, without being overwhelmed.
Hope so.

Anyway, would like to get him some supplementary books on BASIC.
There are apparently zillions of them. Hard to make a choice for me.

Might anyone please recommend a few "really good" ones in their opinion for someone just
starting out in programming/BASIC ?

(any other thoughts on would be most welcome)

Much thanks,
Bob

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Hello all,

I'm looking to buy a used laptop in January, after the christmas season has died down. The purpose of this laptop is singular. I want to run Ubuntu 64 bit, with the cinnamon UI. As you can probably guess, I'm going to be using it to learn Linux. That is its entire reason for existence in my life.

I'm not even thinking I'm going to be doing anything crazy with it either. Web browsing, email checking, word processing, music listening, movie watching. Its going to be a basic end-users machine. I do know I want a quad core processor, 6-8 gigs of ram, and I want the weight to be under 5lbs. But everything else I'm up in the air about.

My price ceiling is $350. Not one penny over.

I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a website, or a place to search around on. So I came here and wanted to ask, does anyone have any suggestions on laptops with all this in mind?
 

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I'm looking to spend about 1000 dollars, maybe a LITTLE bit over on a laptop. I plan to use this for college uses ranging from essays, internet use, programming in C++ and higher, basic microsoft office things, video/audio editing, and maybe a little bit of entertainment on the side.

Also, I don't want it to be too heavy, I'll be bringing it with me to a lot of places. Also, i'll be working on it at home with my wireless network. Is there anything else I should describe?

So basically I'm just looking for a laptop within that price range that could do all of the mentioned above. ANy ideas? Show me like some links or names with prices...thanks!
 

A:Laptop Recommendations for PC?

any reccomendations?
 

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Anyone has any recommendations on what would best laptop be in the 1100-1400$ price range?

Should i go for macbook?

And any place where i could get one that works on 220Volts electricity?
 

A:Laptop recommendations

Depends on what you want to use the laptop for? Gaming, word processing, etc...? Can we assume that since you are asking if it can run on 220 volts that you live somewhere in Europe?
 

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I could use some advice...

My computer recently bit the bullet and I am in the market for a new laptop. Its purpose will be solely for work use, which will include research and writing.

I was thinking about a mini notebook. I've heard some things about them - that you can hook up the computer to a larger screen when needed, though light enough for you to transport anywhere easily.

I really don't have much time on my hands at the moment to research, that is why I'm reaching out to the techspot community.

I am a new member; however, my several interactions with the techspot community have been favorable.


Thanks,


b
 

A:Laptop recommendations

Give us your budget and we'll take it from there.
 

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Hi, everyone. I'm looking to buy a new laptop within the next few months, and I was wondering what your recommendations would be.

In the past, I've been a big fan of Dell. I feel like they make a quality product and, if something goes wrong, they ship out a new part (usually overnight - I've had it arrive in less than 24 hours). However, I don't like the designs of their new notebooks. They are thick, made of plastic, and just cheap looking (and boring). Furthermore, they don't have both an eraserhead pointer and a touchpad (they just have the touchpad).

I'm also interested in IBM, but I don't know enough about ThinkPads. I hear they're the best, but IBM has also just been sold to that company in China. Do you think that will affect their quality? Anyone know how IBM's warranty operates? Also, does IBM ship a Windows disc with its computers (or one of those compaq-like "System Restoration" discs)?

I really like the WiFi on/off physical toggle switch on some HPs and Vaios, but I'm not too sure about the quality of their computers. I don't believe Dells or IBMs come with such switches, but I would really like that on my next computer.

Also, my price range is $2000 or less, after warranty and Office 2000 Small Business. I need 802.11 B & G.

I was thinking about getting Bluetooth support as well (for a Bluetooth mouse), but those that I've worked with (all have been the Microsoft version) h... Read more

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I don't think the "IBM" PC products will be going down the drain for at least a year or two. The merger of such huge business takes time and until then everything will be done the good old way.

HP and Sony do make good notebooks. I don't really understand what is so good about the physical WiFi switch tho..

You do not want a bluetooth mouse. You avoid all kinds of compatibility problems by using a plain PS/2 or USB mouse.

Centrino has better battery performance since all the system components are designed with low power consumption in mind.

I am a big an of ThinkPads myself. Those things are literally bomb-proof. They also come with TrackPoint which IMO is way better than those touchpads thingies and IBM laptop keyboards are very good. The Darth Vader style looks may not appeal to everyone though.
 

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Hi guys
I have been trawling to web to try and find a reasonably priced laptop, basically for web and office applications, anyone come across any good bargains lately?
Thanks in advance
 

A:Laptop recommendations (UK)

whats you budget and is that all you need it to do - simple business use?
i have found the HP dv5094ea an excellent machine £799 from staples/johnlewis
 

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Hey Guys,
I'm looking to buy a new laptop in the near future,
I'd preferably like it to be 64 Bit with a good processor,
A Good Nvidia Graphics Card,
Not a Mac,
4 Gb Ram,
15'' + Screen,

Any recommendations?

Thanks
 

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My boss wants a new laptop. He wants at least 80GB and wants it to be very light weight with a long lasting battery. Does anyone have any recommendations on a good quality laptop? Thanks.
 

A:Laptop Recommendations please

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx/latit?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd
 

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I am looking to buy a laptop for under $1000 Canadian that has the capabilities to stream my external HD webcam onto a chatroom of a maximum of 200 people will potentially viewing up to 4 cams myself without any lag or crashing as this is a quick way to lose potential money. I know a bit about computers but not enough to make a confident decision on which to invest my money on. Anyone have any thing they think would be #1?
 

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Hello all,

Planing to grab a new laptop in the near future and wanted to do some educating for it.

Not sure what type, but I will be doing a clean install, putting in an SSD and replacing the memory. I want to do this correctly so if I was setting this computer up today, would following these tutorials in order be a good start?
1. Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

2. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

3. RAM - Test with Memtest86+

4. Internet Troubleshooting Guide

5. Reliability Monitor - Reset

6. Optimize Windows 7

7. System Repair Disc - Create

Edited: removed original step 2 process dealing with ssd drives, and just sticking to standard SSD instillation

There are so many tutorials that offer so much info, but too many to narrow down. Just looking to the pros for some advice, but if it's already a tutorial it makes it a lot easier so if there is something else to read I'd appreciate any advice. Thanks

A:Tutorial recommendations for new laptop

You don't need to tweak the SSD unless problems arise then one of our SSD experts will advise you. The optimize steps are the only tweaks I would consider otherwise.

Once you swap in the SSD and check it's detected in BIOS setup, just proceed with the steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

If you choose to use a secondary HD for data, then copy your backed up User folders there, rightclick each to link it to the related Library - Include a Folder - Windows 7 Forums.

But I'd get a large enough SSD so all the programs, page file and hibernate file (if you use it) fit on it, since they benefit most from the speed.

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Hi all! This place has always provided some good information, so Im hoping you can do it again! I'm on the verge of purchasing a laptop/notebook computer. I would mostly be using it to play games on while I have down time during my job (breaks, etc.) and like a portable DVD and to hook-up to my network at home. My problem is I know little about laptops - never have worked on one, fixed one or really used one. I am currently thinking of getting an HP or Toshiba - both with 3.0/3.2 Ghz, 17 monitor, 60-80gig HHD, Nvidia 5200/5600 video, 512 or 1gig memory, DVD/CD-rw, wireless "g", etc.

What whould you recommend? I was told that the CPU on a notebook is not the same as a CPU on a desktop (quote from someone else :"1.7 ghz mobile is equal to a 2.6 desktop cpu"), is this true? Also, is there a site that gives information on notebooks/laptops - CPUs, memory, etc.? Any and all help would be appreciated.

TY!
 

A:Notebook/Laptop recommendations please!

ANyone?
 

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(Terribly sorry if this is in the wrong section)

I'm looking for a new laptop to buy, but i'm really not sure how to find one that will match my needs.

Here is what i'm looking for:
-Dedicated GPU for mid-end gaming (games like DOTA 2, TF2, and maybe Tribes:Ascend)
-Decent processor for mid-end gaming
-A moderately light design for carrying around in a bookbag (meaning a maximum screen of 14'' in. is preferred)
-Long-lasting hardware
-An absolute maximum pricetag of $1000, prices significantly lower than that are very welcome
Thanks a bunch to all those who reply
 

A:Solved: Laptop Recommendations?

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Hi All

We are looking for Recommendations for a Laptop/Notebook for a 6 year old that is very gentle with computers who has some physical disabilities, (so easy to use with as few detachable parts as possible)
We are looking for recommendations for a laptop/notebook as per below

Dvd player
More than one USB port
Touch screen
(No detachable keyboards)
Easy to use built in keyboard
Wifi
Ethernet port
Pen (if needed) for whichever Laptop is mostly recommended
I have looked at so many but would really love to hear from those with laptops with the above needs as to which they would recommend the most, as her school uses a Windows environment and she does do homework via online, it would be best i think (do not really know) for a Windows computer

Thanks in Advance for any suggestions

Cheers

Serena
 

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So on my main PC I run without any antivirus software, and while dangerous, I'm usually very careful with what I download. I know I should have something monitoring my computer, and between my main PC and laptop (which I share with gf), I think it may be time to get a non intrusive antivirus software running. I always see stuff like Norton but from what I hear it's bloated. I want something small and effective, and something people on this forum would run.

Thanks for any suggestions!

A:Got a new laptop, need antivirus recommendations

You ask a question we got a lot here at Bleeping Computer. We created this topic to help you get started with getting that answered. Please take a look here: Answers to common security questions - Best Practices Prevention & Choosing an Anti-virus or Firewall and here How Malware Spreads - How did I get infected. That will give you the foundation to refine your search. Once you have read those please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may still have.

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So, I sold my old PC, and now I (well, not I in particular) need a laptop which would be about as powerful, preferably a bit better. Specs of old computer:
Celeron D 2.66 GHz
1 GB DDR 400 RAM
80 GB SATA HDD
Radeon X800GT 256 MB
XP pro

So, any cheap laptops that would match this PC?
 

A:Solved: Laptop recommendations...

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I want to get a laptop cooler. Can anyone recommend one that is comfortable while it sits on your lap. I'd like to sit on the couch with laptop without my legs getting hot. Thanks.
 

A:Recommendations for a laptop cooler

This is the way I'd go. Aerogel is our nanotechnology future with a R50 per square inch rating.
 

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I'm trying to help my mom buy a new laptop, but I don't have much experience with lower-end computers. I'm hoping someone can help point out a good laptop or laptop maker.

She will be using the laptop for simple tasks: email, web browsing, and Netflix watch now. Because she is using Netflix watch now the laptop will need a video output, preferably HDMI to minimize cables. She would prefer a larger screen, so web books are pretty much out of the question. Battery life, portability, touch pad, etc don't matter because she will use the laptop at home 99.99% of the time. Also, she doesn't have a need for an HDD larger than a few GB.

She wants to spend as little as possible, and is not willing to pay more than $500.

Any ideas/input? Thanks!
 

A:Laptop recommendations wanted

Jesse

Check out the Dells:
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-laptops?~ck=anav
 

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Hello everyone!
I'm a newbie to PC gaming, I have been playing "Dayz" on my HP laptop, but the graphics quality and lag I experience is rather annoying! So I'm looking to replace a few components on my laptop but I have no idea where to start or what to change, so I've come to Techspot looking for advice!
bear in mind I don't want to blow the bank on loads of expensive upgrades
here are the specs, any suggestions?

Microprocessor AMD Quad-Core A4-5000M APU with Radeon HD 8330 Graphics (1.5 GHz, 2 MB cache)
Chipset AMD A76M FCH
Memory 4 GB DDR3
Video Graphics AMD Radeon HD 8330 Graphics (up to 1.98 GB)
Hard Drive 750 GB 5400 rpm SATA
Up to 24 GB partition for system recovery

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...foCategory&cc=uk&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5399488

Thanks in advance
 

A:Recommendations for my laptop upgrade

Unfortunately most laptops do not have the option of replacing components. Your options for this HP Laptop is: upgrading your RAM to 8GB (or more depending on how much max RAM the laptop allows) & changing the Hard Drive from the 5400 rpm to either a 7200 rpm or better yet a SSD. Laptops are not component swappable like the Desktop computers are. Most laptops have parts soldered in on the motherboard. You might be able to eliminate some "Lag" with the RAM and Hard Drive changes, but if you are looking for a drastic improvement, I would suggest a laptop more suited for gaming.
 

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I need a laptop that is:
~$1000. (less preferred ) (rebates are good also)
Light (um... 4ish lbs?)
Screen size doesn't really matter.
60gb or more hd
512mb or more ram.
That about covers it...
(I'm just looking for a REALLY good computer around my price range)
oh yea, please no dells... i don't like them personally, and they're pretty heavy.
 

A:Laptop Recommendations needed!

Have a look at the toshiba laptops.

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/srch.to

They seem to have quite a few in your price range.
 

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http://www.xoxide.com/coolermaster-notepal.html

Just googling around and saw that one.........mind not set on anything, but I have a 17" Toshiba Satellite GIANT
 

A:Recommendations for laptop cooler

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Yo guys,
Just interested in getting a laptop which can play pretty much all the latest games to a decent standard, under 750 quid, I mean I was thinking about the Alienware M11X but it has no CD-drive, but the Dell Studio 17 looks pretty decent

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/p.../studio-1747?c=uk&l=en&s=dhs&cs=ukdhs1&~ck=mn

Any other recommendations?
 

A:'Gaming' Laptop Recommendations <£750

http://www.coastwaycomputerstore.co.uk/product/Acer+Aspire+5942G%7B49%7D524G64Bn+%7B49%7D+Core+i5+520M+2.4+GHz+%7B49%7D+15.6%22+TFT -- £810.69.

Cheapest I've seen. Although seems to be priced between £800-900.

Been using one of these for a while. Only bad thing is the widescreen tft is only 1366 x 768. But for me, I wanted it to be able to play current titles for a while so thought a lower native resolution might be one way of making it last a bit longer.
 

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Hello everyone:

Back in 2014, I purchased a Dell Latitude e6500 laptop computer used from eBay. It has been a good laptop for me, and I like the build quality of the computer.

Due to the age of the computer, it's pretty much impossible to upgrade the computer unless I'm willing to shell out lots of money. With the amount of money that it would cost for me to upgrade that computer, I'd be better off buying a different computer. I only paid $200 including shipping for the computer back then. Even if I were to upgrade the computer, I still wouldn't see the speeds I'd hope for because of how old the computer is.

So here's what I'm looking for. I'm looking to buy either a new or used laptop computer. I've got up to $350 to spend on one. I would like at least an intel i7 processor of some sort, 8GB or more of RAM, would prefer an SSD drive. DVD drive is still a requirement for me, backlit keyboard, at least 15 inch screen or larger. legitimate copy of Windows 10 home or professional. Primary use for this computer would be web browsing, use of microsoft office applications, I need to run a VM on it with no problems because I am taking a linux class, and I might do a little gaming with the computer too as well as some video editing.

I would prefer that it is a business style type of laptop computer as they tend to be built with better quality components compared to other laptops anyone can buy. I would prefer not to get an ... Read more

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I'm looking for a laptop that will snap into a docking station. I haven't been very successful so far. What I find primarily are docking stations that plug into a laptop's USB port. The two problems that I have with these are that they generally don't seem to do video well, and they generally don't let you close the laptop, which leaves a clumsy setup for staff as they use it. I have a few Targus docking stations, but they're really not being used much. I'd like to simply replace desktops with the docking stations, and it seems that finding a laptop with a snap-in bottom would be ideal.

Any good recommendations for this?

Thanks.
 

A:Laptop docking station recommendations?

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Hello every one...

Am in need of some quick advice... Am mainly a desktop gaming guy and fairly new to laptop gaming.. you could say a fish out of water when it comes to laptops.

Any ways, am about to be deployed with the Army and in the market to purchase a good gaming laptop to take with me in the range of 800-1200$.

I been looking and there are way to many options to pick from. I mostly been looking at Toshibas (A355D model) and recently at ASUS (X83Vb-X1 model) laptops. The main use will be primarily for gaming and web chatting with the fam back home while am overseas.

Suggestions and recommendations will be highly appreciate it.
 

A:Gaming Laptop Suggestions/Recommendations

have you thought about the HP dv5t? it has some serious graphics with a Nvidia 9600m GT. i do not know what it would cost but from videos i have seen on YouTube it is pretty impressive. you should look at the reviews for it. the only con i have found is the battery life and it can run a lil hot.
 

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Hello, I'm currently trying to buy a laptop for college and I would like people's opinion on what a good laptop would be for a video editting. What specs would I be looking for a laptop that can edit videos smoothly? I'm currently considering on getting an Asus G73JH-A2 (http://www.amazon.com/Republic-Game...ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=pc&qid=1271822651&sr=1-1). I know this laptop is designed more for gaming, but is there any other laptops that would be render videos and edit? My main concern is that the graphics card is not as suited for video editting and more towards games. I'm opening to any suggestions to other laptops or tips. Thanks in advance!
 

A:Thinking of buying a new laptop, recommendations?

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I would greatly appreciate any suggestions or comments on my desire to purchase an inexpensive (but decent quality) used laptop to purchase for Web surfing primarily...almost only.

I have an existing desktop connected to a cable modem via a USB connection, but I would greatly appreciate also being able to use a laptop for Web surfing while I'm sitting in my nearby armchair watching TV....okay, I'm a type "A"...so what!?...hah!

I would especially appreciate comments on how inexpensively this can be done, while at the same time trying to acquire a quality viewing screen and reliable (although dated) brand of laptop. Given that my technical knowledge is very limited, I'm assuming that the processor power/speed and RAM amount are only somewhat relevant, but the other components are largely irrelevant for web surfing purposes.

The only other types of info I would appreciate are recommendations on how best to connect this laptop to my cable modem. I'm not sure yet whether it would be more practical to use a (split) wired connection somehow, or would it be necessary to purchase a router and receiver cards for both computers.

I have seen on Ebay that there have been Pentium III, IBM, 14 inch screen laptops, supposedly in good working condition, that have sold (by firms with a very high feedback rating) in the $60-$90 (approx) price range. Would a model such as that be considered recommendable for my purposes, or am I asking for trouble buying a (too)... Read more

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I'm looking to replace the battery in a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop and I'm looking for recommendations on a good place to get one. I usually purchase from BestBatt.com but they don't carry a replacement for the Dell Inspiron 1501. So, I'm looking for another place.

I've found one on Amazon.com for $30 or so but the mixed reviews make me cautious since other sites list the same battery for $60 or more.

I have also had a good experience with ebatts.com but they sell a replacement for more than I would prefer to pay.

Any recommendations on reputable sites for laptop batteries?

Thanks!

Peace...
 

A:Solved: Replacement laptop battery: looking for recommendations

Got the 7800 mAh for my 1501 about 2 years ago from Battery Depot. Don't recall what I paid for it, but way less than Dell. You might also want to take a look at Amazon.

Raybro
 

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I recently purchased Windowsģ 7 Home Premium 64bit MSI G Series GT780DXR-405US laptop (http://www.msimobile.com/level3_productpage.aspx?id=336) and SAMSUNG S27A950D monitor (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=982723).

I am now looking to purchase a Universal Docking Station and hence looking for your recommendations. I should be able to connect multiple monitors in the future.

I looked at Plugable USB 2.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station with DisplayLink DVI/VGA up to 1920x1080, Audio, Ethernet, and 4 Available High-Speed USB 2.0 Ports @ http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Univ...NXAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323381796&sr=8-1 But not sure how good this is.

I am REALLY looking forward for your recommendations.

Thanks a LOT in advance.
 

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Hi there everyone I'm a noob and a first time poster and I admit these things freely. I'm looking into taking some free intro level computer science courses and possibly more later on. I need some advice on an affordable laptop that will suffice. I currently have an approximately 7-8 year old Dell that has been through a lot. It's time for an upgrade.

Thanks all.
 

A:Laptop recommendations for free online CS courses

Budget and currency....?

T.
 

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I am looking for affordable recommendations for a laptop or chrome book for my 9th grader. She's not a gamer, btw. Thanks!
 

A:laptop recommendations for high schooler needed

What do you consider 'affordable' ? What are you willing to pay ?

Is she familiar with a Windows computer already, and/or a Chrome book one ?
 

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This would be primarily for a Dell Precision M6400 laptop which is running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.
It has a Dell Wireless 1510(Broadcom 4322) 802.11b/g/n wireless device, but its speeds are very slow in Windows 10, even with my 200 Mbps cable service.
I would prefer a USB2 model with a single or dual antenna, but a small "thumb drive" looking one would be okay.

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Hallo.

I'm looking to buy a new laptop. I could say I'm spoilt for choice and just want someone to decide for me, but the truth is that I'm kinda bewildered by the number of options out there. The last time I bought a laptop was back in 2007, and with new-fangled things like i5s and i7s, I haven't a clue about what I should buy.

I will be using this new laptop for the following things, in order of their importance:

1. Producing music
2. Viewing high-resolution videos
3. Less-intensive stuff like surfing the Internet and listening to music

Some more stuff of importance:

1. The main software I use for music production is Ableton Live. I also use various other VSTs. My current laptop only has a GB of RAM [remember, I bought this in 2007], so it has a hard time running all these things together, poor thing. On top of that, my current OS is Windows Vista Basic 32-bit, so you can imagine how slow things can get. Considering all this, I think an i5 processor and around 4GBs of RAM should be good enough for me. All laptops seem to come with Windows 7 64-bit, so it's not really like I have a choice there, but that's alright.

2. I watch a lot of anime [Japanese animation], which is mostly released in 720p/1080p resolutions. My current laptop has integrated graphics, so there's quite a bit of lag when it comes to rendering the aforementioned resolutions. So, something with a decent enough graphics card [say, a GB of dedicated memory] will ... Read more

A:Laptop recommendations for music production and hi-res video viewing.

I'm not going to recommend a model, just make a couple of comments. I have a 17" laptop and like the large view on it. I write/perform/produce music as well, so I don't know if I'd put money in a separate laptop soundcard. The cards you mentioned are not pro-level cards... you may want to look into a separate usb sound device from Focusrite, Tascam, or Avid. You can still use the internal card for portability, but for multi-I/O and midi recording and high fidelity you want a good audio interface. Look on zzounds.com, musiciansfriend.com, sweetwater.com or other music equipment sites.
 

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Hi! I'm looking for a hard shell case for my laptop. I found many for Yoga and X1 but nothing for T470. Can you recommend me one?

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I am getting a new laptop for Christmas and will be using Win 7 64bit for the first time.

I've been using Win XP and since I was the only one using the laptop, I only had an admin account which I now know is a big no-no.

So.....

I will be creating an admin account and a user account with UAC for my personal laptop.

1. What will I use the admin for?
2. Which account do I install and run virus/malware scans?
3. which account do i make system restores?
4. which account do I uninstall the bloatware from?
5. What actually happens if my user account gets messed up with malware etc? Does that mean my admin is still clean and perfect?
6. Will the user account be able to see network places and share with my external HD?
7. What are some of the first things to update when i turn it on for the first time? Is there a proper way to install all of the windows updates? Do i do them all at one time or restart after each install?

Maybe just a little run down on the basics. I appreciate any do's and don'ts as this is a new computer and I want to do everything right at the start.


Thanks so much

A:New laptop with Win 7 and some basic questions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by janeydoll


I am getting a new laptop for Christmas and will be using Win 7 64bit for the first time.

I've been using Win XP and since I was the only one using the laptop, I only had an admin account which I now know is a big no-no.

So.....

I will be creating an admin account and a user account with UAC for my personal laptop.

1. What will I use the admin for? Installing elevated level apps
2. Which account do I install and run virus/malware scans? any user
3. which account do i make system restores? any user
4. which account do I uninstall the bloatware from? any user
5. What actually happens if my user account gets messed up with malware etc? (use admin to clean or create a new user)
Does that mean my admin is still clean and perfect? (possibly but not probably)
6. Will the user account be able to see network places and share with my external HD? (YES)
7. What are some of the first things to update when i turn it on for the first time? Is there a proper way to install all of the windows updates? Do i do them all at one time or restart after each install? (your call some install all some one at a time. be sure to have a restore point)

Maybe just a little run down on the basics. I appreciate any do's and don'ts as this is a new computer and I want to do everything right at the start.


Thanks so much



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