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Old 12-06-2017, 3:00 PM
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Default Good laptop under 800$

Good afternoon im in the market for a new laptop for the wifey, she currently has a mac thats old and slow now she doesnt wamt to stay with mac and she is not using it for school anymore and jist doesnt like apple products, im looking for advice from all of you im not big on laptops and need to find a decent one under 800$. She will mostly be using it for general usage,printing things up not really for gaming. Thank you for any help.
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Old 12-06-2017, 4:13 PM
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http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s....php?t=1402455

fwiw I went with this one
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...82E16834154733
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Old 12-06-2017, 4:19 PM
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New or used Lenovo Thinkpad. They're nice because it's easy to take the case apart to upgrade the RAM or install a new battery.

Lenovo hardware plays nice with Linux.
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Old 12-06-2017, 5:02 PM
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+1 for the Lenovo (Former IBM) Thinkpad.

I've used several and they were all rock solid.
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Old 12-06-2017, 5:21 PM
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Costco has some pretty good deals right now. I personally like Lenovos and for a general use 5lb laptop this Lenovo 320 8th gen i5 with plenty of RAM and a 1TB hard drive for $450. I have not had that one apart so I'm not sure how hard it would be to replace the 1TB HD with a 1TB SSD but that would rock.

https://www.costco.com/Lenovo-Ideapa...100376884.html

Alternately this Dell (note coupon codes and rebate instructions on the slickdeals page) looks pretty decent.

https://slickdeals.net/f/11000187-de...archBarV2Algo1
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Old 12-06-2017, 6:26 PM
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Given that smart phones and tables exceed that price point, laptops are looking more and more attractive.
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Old 12-06-2017, 6:54 PM
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https://slickdeals.net/f/10999819-de...archBarV2Algo1

Light, cheap, up-gradable with just a screwdriver if you want to add some RAM down the road, its a 2-in-1, looks decent as well. Has the 8th gen processor, which is a lot more powerful than some high-end laptop processors just a year ago.
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Old 12-07-2017, 5:28 AM
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https://slickdeals.net/f/10999819-de...archBarV2Algo1

Light, cheap, up-gradable with just a screwdriver if you want to add some RAM down the road, its a 2-in-1, looks decent as well. Has the 8th gen processor, which is a lot more powerful than some high-end laptop processors just a year ago.
That would be a great choice for anyone that wants a super portable 13". I usually recommend 13" for someone who is going to be hauling a laptop to school or traveling with a laptop a lot. For home and office use I prefer a 15". It just depends on how it's going to be used.
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printing what? You don't need a laptop for occasional print jobs.

Chromebook.
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Old 12-07-2017, 6:40 AM
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New or used Lenovo Thinkpad. They're nice because it's easy to take the case apart to upgrade the RAM or install a new battery.

Lenovo hardware plays nice with Linux.
I second the Lenovo thinkpad. The T440p, is the easiest laptop ever, to upgrade when it needs it.
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