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#1763113 - 11/30/12 09:50 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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Oh....pleeeeez....fight over me.....sooo exciting!!
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#1763118 - 11/30/12 09:54 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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::waits for Bimmer to show up to explain why you'd be foolish to consider anything not made by Apple::
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#1763124 - 11/30/12 09:58 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... buggs
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Originally Posted By: Moondog
Eddie, she said she wanted something less expensive. I think my suggestions are good options for her based on her requirements.


The shocked is that I agree.
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#1763127 - 11/30/12 10:00 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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There is always the reconditioned route as well. You can check out "Newegg". They even have extended warentees. I would post the link but it will set off all my filters.
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#1763136 - 11/30/12 10:14 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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http://www.newegg.com/ <-For Ed. smile
This is where I got my memory for my laptop.

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#1763162 - 11/30/12 11:05 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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Apple also sells refurbished.

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#1763191 - 12/01/12 03:09 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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My HP laptop is coming up on 4 years old, and I haven't had a single problem with it. I went big... got the 17" monitor, which I love for around the house, but the thing is heavy for carrying around when travelling. Primarily, I use it in the yard, on the couch, on the kitchen counter (recipes)... around the house, so it's ok. But I do grumble when dragging it in my bag at the airport.

I love my Kindle Fire. It has everything I wanted out of a tablet, for far less money than an iPad.

I may give my Kindle Fire to my niece and upgrade myself to a Kindle Fire HD in January as my birthday present to myself and my birthday present to her.

I have a wireless network set up at home, so I just use wi fi for the Kindle Fire and for my cell phone when I'm at home, I use wi fi, too. My wireless network is set up super secure. I will use wireless outside of the home just for browsing, no banking or shopping (security concerns).

I have an Android 2 operating system Motorola Droid Pro cell phone, which has been terrific for a year and a half... no issues whatsoever.

So, I would recommend either an HP or a Samsung laptop for your purposes, Swiggles. And if you do get a tablet, consider the Kindle Fire. My library loans them for a week for free (as well as regular Kindles, Nooks, and a couple of other e-Readers). I checked out the Kindle and the Nook and used each for a week before I decided what I was going to buy myself. Maybe your library does that, too? Or you can go to a B&N store and use the Nook there to get a feel for it. Good luck!
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#1763197 - 12/01/12 08:42 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... BurntSienna
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If price is an issue, wait to the weekend(s) before Christmas - WallyWorld usually runs a big sale.

Three years ago I bought a 17" HP with 4 gigs of RAM & a 750 GB hard drive for around $400 (for then, it was pretty well equipped) - they had smaller capacity models for just over $200

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#1763232 - 12/03/12 01:59 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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I bought my HP from Newegg,on the advice of my last IT guy.
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#1763244 - 12/03/12 02:29 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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I sure appreciate everyone's input!
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#1763333 - 12/03/12 05:27 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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Apple's Refurbished and Clearance Site:

http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals

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#1763340 - 12/03/12 05:40 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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Newegg has some great deals. I also like pricewatch.com (multiple retailer search site), but you need to be pretty specific in what you want to search for.
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#1763377 - 12/03/12 06:28 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... Bobby Boucher
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Boucher
::waits for Bimmer to show up to explain why you'd be foolish to consider anything not made by Apple::


mad


Bimmer was away on his honeymoon! smile
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#1763395 - 12/03/12 06:42 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... Bimmer
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Originally Posted By: Bimmer
Originally Posted By: Bobby Boucher
::waits for Bimmer to show up to explain why you'd be foolish to consider anything not made by Apple::


mad


Bimmer was away on his honeymoon! smile


is the wedding video on iTunes? smile

Congrats
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#1763416 - 12/03/12 07:14 PM Re: Attention Tech savvy people.... swiggles
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Is Bim anything like Sheldon?
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