Help choosing laptop

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June 2, 2009 at 13:51:18
Specs: Windows 98 se, 1.495 GHz / 255 MB
I hope it is ok to ask in this category. I am thinking about getting a laptop and know nothing about them. Only for internet use (wireless and wired) downloading photos from camera and other basic tasks. 15 inch screen or a bit larger since eyes aren't so great. Windows XP is perferred. I don't understand the newer processors and the 32 and 64 bit stuff when it refers to Vista. Any suggestions? Thanks

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#1
June 2, 2009 at 14:28:08
http://compreviews.about.com/od/buy...

Read this. It may help you decide.


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#2
June 2, 2009 at 14:39:28
This is not a recommendation but maybe something like this one is in your ballpark...

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...

Most OEM's also sell refurbished/off lease laptops; you can save a few bucks and it might be easier to find one that ships with XP installed.

Do a lot of looking and ask a lot of questions before you pull the trigger. Buyers remorse really sucks.

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#3
June 2, 2009 at 14:40:11
In my opinion, get one with a long/good warranty.

I'm just a pessimist, laptops are nothing but trouble. When they
go wrong, they are more expensive to repair.

UK MP's are thieving scumbags.
EU members are worse.


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#4
June 2, 2009 at 14:56:10
I just bought a Dell Inspiron 1545 with a 15.5 inch screen. There's more horizontal viewing area than my flat panel monitor, so I'm chucking that one.

I LOVE this laptop, and I got XP on it with the Vista "Upgrade." Although I won't be using THAT!!!

Also, my new toy is pink. My favorite color.. :)

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#5
June 2, 2009 at 15:16:05
Hi Jennifer,

I noticed Dell had that machine on their DellOutlet site for ~600 bucks. Bigger hdd, double the memory, better video than the hp I linked to above and for the same money.

...and it has your recommendation. Ain't pink though, it's midnight blue.

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#6
June 2, 2009 at 23:00:15
Hi,

Try to visit http://www.mdofpc.com/onlinestore/.... have a wide range of laptops.


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#7
June 3, 2009 at 09:10:11
Thanks for the replies so far. I am checking your suggestions out. Do most laptops have the ability to access a wireless router and how can I tell? What routers do you like? Also please explain 32bit and 64 bit. Thanks

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