the perfect laptop for my grandparents

cal8949

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i have been talking to my grand parents and they are tired of there old dell computer and they want a new one. so i thought they would like a laptop because they have a big garden and they are always sitting in the yard or on the deck.

my question is what is the best laptop for them for around $800 give or take $100 and also i need to find a good wireless adapter for the internet that will let them go around 200 feet away from it. also they need a wireless printer can they just get an adapter for the printer they have now or should they get a new one

i greatly appreciate your help and thank you

 

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200 feet is a stretch for any current wireless - make sure that both the computer and router are 802.11n for maximum range. As for a good computer? The Dell Studio series look nice, as Maziar said.
 

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the dell studio looks really nice. should pick the intel graphics x3100 or the ati 3450? do you think there would be a good performance increase even if they're not doing anything demanding? what good wireless printer should i look at? also i need to get a wireless modem or adapter what one should i get? as you can see im completely lost in wireless technology.
 

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They're also a pain in the rear to type on due to the small keyboard, are somewhat hard to read due to the small screen, and don't have the wireless range of a good notebook with 802.11n. Don't get me wrong, I love the things, but I wouldn't recommend one for an only computer, or for older people.
 
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