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Old 08-26-2019, 12:12 PM   #1
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The wife's HP laptop is showing signs of age. I'm looking for suggestions on a replacement. She uses it as an internet portal for all her 'stuff', basically facecrack and her boards. I don't think she needs anything really powerful or artsy. I was thinking of a Chromebook....
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iPad. I am basically a windows and linux guy, but I have an iPad as an e-reader and use it as a mobile web browser as well. This is stupid light and there are a variety of good cases with keyboards built in. With the touch screen, I don't miss the mouse or touch pad.
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I spent about 150 bucks on a 11" Dell Chromebook recently and really like it. You might want to spend more for a larger screen and/or touchscreen, but if she just needs internet access stuff and you have good WiFi you really should give serious consideration to a Chromebook. They are fast and have great battery life, and don't tend to bog down like your standard laptop.
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Default Re: Looking for a new laptop, need suggestions.

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iPad. I am basically a windows and linux guy, but I have an iPad as an e-reader and use it as a mobile web browser as well. This is stupid light and there are a variety of good cases with keyboards built in. With the touch screen, I don't miss the mouse or touch pad.


I moved my wife off of her PC to an iPad about 8 months ago and she has never looked bag. She is using a iPad Air 2 about 3 years old, I think.

You can find lots of deals on iPads right now especially slightly older models, which will still work fine for what your wife needs for many years to come.
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Default Re: Looking for a new laptop, need suggestions.

I am fan of Microsoft Surface laptops. Good design and build. Comes in at different price points.
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Default Re: Looking for a new laptop, need suggestions.

I’ll second the iPad suggestions. I bought an iPad Air 2 a couple of years ago to use like a Kindle reader. By now, I use it 90% of the time. I use my older HP laptop when I need a spreadsheet.
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Today only, 8/27, Best Buy has a Surface on sale for $550, which is $400 off.
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iPad. I am basically a windows and linux guy, but I have an iPad as an e-reader and use it as a mobile web browser as well. This is stupid light and there are a variety of good cases with keyboards built in. With the touch screen, I don't miss the mouse or touch pad.
Same here. I've used Windows since the DOS days and my wife teaches Microsoft Certification but we both use iPad Air 2s for portable surfing. It's a great little tablet.
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Default Re: Looking for a new laptop, need suggestions.

Picked up an Acer Chromebook from bestbuy today, the wife is sitting here getting use to it........
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Wishing her the best with it. As I said above, I really like the Dell Chromebook I am on right now, and checked out the Asus too before I spotted this on sale.

Plus that's a couple of bucks that won't end up in Apple's offshore tax haven accounts, even if they are loonies.
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Default Re: Looking for a new laptop, need suggestions.

What's is your budget for buying a new laptop for you wife? If you have a shoice of buying HP laptop then I think you are right. Because I have 3 of them already. 1 is HP and another 2 is Asus.
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