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Laptop purchase

Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:11 pm

I'm looking to purchase a new laptop. Mine quit on me in the middle of a fantasy draft. It came back on, but hasn't been very reliable. Any suggestions on an affordable laptop without the bells and whistles? Any brand names to stay away from?
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Postby agp » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:16 pm

Asus and MSI are your go-to's for pure bang for buck. With those brands (especially MSI) you are not paying a large chunk of money for the badge as you would with Apple, Sony, Dell, and likes. What you do with your laptop (CPU-intensive programming, games, videos, etc) will determine what specific model will be good for you.

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon Aug 27, 2012 3:54 pm

I just need to surf the web, store some pictures, play some online poker, and avoid freezing and slowness. I don't ask for much.
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Postby 432521 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 5:40 pm

you can get some really cheap ones like HP or Toshiba for about 399 and it will work for what you want to do Future
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Postby DavidNY » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:32 pm

I picked up an Acer AS5750Z-4835 on Newegg when it was $349.99 for a friend, they like it.

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Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:24 pm

What do you guys think about refurbished laptops?
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Postby 432521 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:31 pm

From my understanding refurbished items are usually gutted and the parts that were broken get replaced with new parts. I have never actually boughten a refurbished item because I like new things... that sounds so wrong, but I never take the chance. Usually though the refurbished item has the one year warrently like the new item so if you are comfortable with it I wouldn't see how its not a good option for you
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Postby Moneytalks » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:21 pm

I vote for Toshiba, reliable and pretty affordable IMHO
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Postby InCreditWeTrust » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:13 pm

Either Macbook pro, Sony Vaio, Samsung 9 series, are three laptops you should look into.

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Postby 432521 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:50 pm

InCreditWeTrust wrote:Either Macbook pro, Sony Vaio, Samsung 9 series, are three laptops you should look into.


For the things that he needs to do and his want to keep the price on the low side I don't think he would need to shell out 1.2k for a macbook pro
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