3 options for a cheap "laptop"

OfficialG3

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i have 3 options here
a tablet pc called the vanbook w80, running win 8.1, has a quad core 1.3ghz intel baytrail along with 1 gb of ram (16gb) (cheapest option)
another tablet pc called teclast x89 running windows 10 and android 4.4, identical processor but with 2gb of ram (32gb)
(most expensive option)
and a second hand acer travelmate 6292, the intel T7300 model, running 1gb of ram (upgradable to 4gb though) (160gb) (middle-priced option, but to make it usable to the level that i wanted makes it the most expensive one)

all of these are around the budget i have, and currently my money is limited (below 1M IDR, you might want to convert that) im going to use this for more portable uses, more to word,powerpoint, light games/3d modelling, in between all of these options, which should i go for? because i always ended up rethinking what i should use and what fits the best for me, because the travelmate has more upgrade path so i can do a lot, but it has no batteries when i bought it and would cause an extra cost to it, while the tablet pc option is solid and simple, but it has no upgrade path, and im afraid that it will easily get bottlenecked by the ram amount
 

hang-the-9

Titan
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Forget about light games or 3D modeling on those unless you are talking about 10 year old games.

Really none of those are any good aside from working on documents and are very likely to break quickly. The Windows 10 option with 2 GB of RAM may be the best, but that is like picking if you want to have your fingers cut off with a saw or with a knife, there is no "good" pick there.

Don't know what you have for used systems in your area, for about $150 US you can get a decent used laptop that is actually useful for modern software. Lenov X201 can be found for about that price, T400 or T410 is you look around enough.

Getting something bad for cheap usually equals wasted money since it will either break quickly or not actually be able to do anything you want, and then you end up spending twice as much to replace it.
 

hang-the-9

Titan
Moderator
Forget about light games or 3D modeling on those unless you are talking about 10 year old games.

Really none of those are any good aside from working on documents and are very likely to break quickly. The Windows 10 option with 2 GB of RAM may be the best, but that is like picking if you want to have your fingers cut off with a saw or with a knife, there is no "good" pick there.

Don't know what you have for used systems in your area, for about $150 US you can get a decent used laptop that is actually useful for modern software. Lenov X201 can be found for about that price, T400 or T410 is you look around enough.

Getting something bad for cheap usually equals wasted money since it will either break quickly or not actually be able to do anything you want, and then you end up spending twice as much to replace it.
 
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