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Old 09-04-11, 10:47 AM
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Recommend a cheap computer

I am looking for a cheap laptop or desktop for my mom (less than $500). I am hoping for something that will last her at least 2 years. She only uses her computer to browse the internet and to play card games.

How are the Lenovo computers?
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Re: Recommend a cheap computer

you can def. find a desktop or a laptop to suit her needs. here's a good desktop for basic uses


http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3276250
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Old 09-04-11, 08:50 PM
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Re: Recommend a cheap computer

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you can def. find a desktop or a laptop to suit her needs. here's a good desktop for basic uses


http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3276250
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Old 09-04-11, 10:18 PM
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Re: Recommend a cheap computer

I think Lenovo computers are ok.

This seems like a decent deal.
Toshiba Satellite L755-S5244 Intel Dual-Core B940 2GHz Sandy Bridge 15.6in Laptop $379.99
Staples has the Toshiba Satellite L755-S5244 Intel Pentium B940 Dual-Core Sandy Bridge 15.6" Notebook Computer for a low $379.99 Free Shipping. Tax in most. [Compare Prices]

The B940 proc is a dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, but with some features disabled. Compared to the Core i3 Sandy Bridge, it has a smaller L2 cache (2MB vs 3MB), a weaker integrated graphics chip (HD1000 vs HD2000), and QuickSync disabled. Like the Core i3, there is no Turbo Boost. This is a good, capable processor for those who will not be doing much graphic intensive work or gaming. It is definitely faster than the previous generation Pentium Dual-Core P6100.

5.7lbs; 15.6" 1366x768; Intel Pentium B940 2.0GHz Dual-Core Sandy Bridge; 4GB RAM; 640GB HDD; DVD burner; 802.11n; Windows 7 Home Premium; HDMI; webcam; 6-cell battery; 1yr warranty
http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/267832
There are some $300 laptops now but most are on the weak end, now and then a decent $300 laptop deal comes up.
http://dealnews.com/c49/Computers/Laptops/
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Old 09-05-11, 12:12 PM
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Re: Recommend a cheap computer

a laptop is nice for portability. if your mom doesn't need portability, a desktop would be nicer, easier to use keyboard, larger monitor (a must for my mom who doesn't see very well), and a mouse. you could add these to a laptop too, but a desktop is more convenient for a fixed usage.
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Another desktop

http://m.slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3289890
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Re: Recommend a cheap computer

Decently spec'd mid-range laptop taht should work for most people for $375

AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Accelerated Processor 2.3GHz/1.4GHz
6GB DDR3
640GB HDD
15.6" 1366x768 LED
AMD Radeon 6520G
Blu-ray Drive & SuperMulti DVD Burner
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6-cell Battery
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3302140
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