Cheap/Decent Laptop $300?

Kevin McCutcheon

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I currently have a Win7 Laptop that I only use for web browsing and car diagnostic's (low end stuff)

But the laptop is around 7 years old and is struggling with simple tasks. It ran fine with XP but I upgraded to Win7 and sluggish.

Is there any laptops that are around $300 that are decent? Win 7 or windows 8.

If possible a low end GPU installed with it for WoW. Low settings.
 

zeph_yr

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You aren't going to get a decent laptop running windows for under $300. If you find a new one that is less than $300, it won't be any better than what you have now. What program do you use for car diagnostics? There may be an equivalent on Chrome OS.
 

Kevin McCutcheon

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Its called FlashProManager it is more of a tuning/diagnostic OBDII thing. Very low req. I found one at best buy that was $249, it was running well with a touch screen. Just figured I would ask before spending the cash on it.
 

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a 1 GHz processor with a 512MB video card was a pretty typical desktop when WoW came out a decade ago. it should run at low at a playable fps (at least 25)
 

hang-the-9

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I don't see WoW running on that laptop at past low settings at playable rates. If you really only have a $300 budget and want something that will play WoW or games in that range, you need to look at a used laptop.

Since WoW came out, it had a lot of video updates and requires a much faster system to run. The new expansion pack coming out will be even harder on systems as they are upgrading the character models.

For a laptop to have a touchscreen at that price point, or ANY laptop at the price, you are looking at something that is really compromised for cost, small screen is one thing here, a low power CPU is another.
 
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