Advice on buying a Laptop

firespasm

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Hi All.

I am planning on purchasing a new laptop this summer and I wanted to know what you guys think is a good current laptop.

I have looked into the latest lightweight Sony Vaio and Alienware i think is too expensive for my tastes..

Also this Q relates to me wanting to upgrade my dads tech too as I believe he is using an old Dell Inspiron... but I need to check that.

Basically what would you buy? Also I would prefer to have something over than Apple.

Thanks
 

Diox55

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Well my advice is unless you don't want to use java (needed for games etc) then avoid buying a chromebook. There are alot of great laptops out. I would avoid alienware (just too costly for a gaming laptop), and while Macs are expensive they last as long as 6 to 7 years whereas a basic laptop of today will last at best 2-3 years.

http://www.amazon.com/X401A-BCL0705Y-Ultrabook-Notebook-1-8GHz-Processor/dp/B00GJ1CFZ2/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&qid=1398346242&sr=8-26&keywords=laptop

This ultrabook for example, will run some basic gaming and do web surfing and emails. If you want something a bit more powerful, then you could go for this:

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-15-6-Inch-Laptop-59406709/dp/B00HIYA9ZM/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1398346345&sr=1-4&keywords=laptop

The i5 in that should handle tasks, and while its not recommended to sit on your lap on desks, etc it should stay cool. If I was not going to buy a mac, I would most likely buy the Lenovo
 

Haleemakhan42

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You made a good point. I definitely won’t prefer so-called expensive laptops. Well there are many good yet in-expensive laptops out there. You didn’t specify your need like which processor do you prefer and etc. How about a Chromebook or Acer Chromebook C720P ($300) or Acer Aspire E1-47G ($599).

http://www.appsngizmo.com/change-windows-xp-laptop-modern-laptops/
 

Diox55

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Well my advice is unless you don't want to use java (needed for games etc) then avoid buying a chromebook. There are alot of great laptops out. I would avoid alienware (just too costly for a gaming laptop), and while Macs are expensive they last as long as 6 to 7 years whereas a basic laptop of today will last at best 2-3 years.

http://www.amazon.com/X401A-BCL0705Y-Ultrabook-Notebook-1-8GHz-Processor/dp/B00GJ1CFZ2/ref=sr_1_26?ie=UTF8&qid=1398346242&sr=8-26&keywords=laptop

This ultrabook for example, will run some basic gaming and do web surfing and emails. If you want something a bit more powerful, then you could go for this:

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-IdeaPad-15-6-Inch-Laptop-59406709/dp/B00HIYA9ZM/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1398346345&sr=1-4&keywords=laptop

The i5 in that should handle tasks, and while its not recommended to sit on your lap on desks, etc it should stay cool. If I was not going to buy a mac, I would most likely buy the Lenovo
 
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