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New Laptop

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Clint, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Hey Guys,

    we are looking at updating our 5yo laptop.
    My wife is mainly going to be using it for studying. (word, excel, power point etc) and internet.
    I will be using it solely for perusing this site.
    Kids will be using it for occassional surfing.
    We will not be using it for gaming.

    We have narrowed it down to a Ci5, as I dont think we'll need a Ci7.
    We were initially looking at a HP but are now leaning towards a Toshiba.
    Would appreciate thoughts and feedback.
     
  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Just get the cheapest one that suits your needs. The ci7 is a bit better future proofed but really I still use an old dell laptop for doing silvertails development and my work one is only a year old.

    My advice on computers is always the same the most expensive one will suit your needs just as much as the cheapest one. Most of us just use it for surfing and general office duties, that uses the smallest fraction of your computers power so don't waste money
     
  3. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Laptops are about 2 years behind their desktop counterparts

    I spent $1k on basically the fastest thing i could get my hands on (rated 3rd fastest at time of purchase)
     
  4. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I've always found dell's pretty good and cheaper than a lot of others as you buy them online.

    Search online for a coupon and get it for even less moolah.

    Then I arrived in Canada and saw that we pay bucketloads more for anything electrical in good ol sunny australia.

    damn you gerry harvey!

    Anyway - I use Dell, and have a HP touchpad, seems most work fine.

    As Dan said, depends on your use, emails, excel, writing, and inet surfing for me with some games so my needs (computer-wise) are easy to satisfy.
     
  5. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Look at the internet store PC meal in any case,they are on EBAY
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If you have friends in hong kong or even north America get them to get prices for you, even with dell. My company orders all their computers from dell north America and then reship to australia. Works out cheaper
     

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