Her 2008 Macbook just died. She needs a Word equivalent (has been using Open Office) and to browse the Internet. It needs at least one USB slot and, ideally, to connect to an external monitor. SHe's getting on, so a 13-15" would nice too.|
Most of what she'll storing will be Word documents, excel files and PDF. Not really any videos or photos.
Any ideas? Maximum budget is £500, but I'd rather not spend that if possible.
My mum needs a laptop
£449 for a surprisingly decent between-budget-and-midrange notebook.
... here we go!
New Haswell internals too.
President_Weasel 10,036 posts
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BigOrkWaaagh 2,712 posts
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It's black Friday next week, my advice would be to wait until then. I'll keep you guessing about which day it lands on.
Razz 62,050 posts
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Chromebook would work wonders for her
Cheers for the other suggestions. I'll keep an eye on the Amazon sale too.
I think I've got a good idea now, so people don't have to look anymore. Thanks everyone.
Edited by 1Dgaf at 16:12:53 21-11-2013
Hey, I enjoy looking for a laptop for people. /floodgates open
Soton4084 73 posts
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I've heard good things about Novatech from several friends:
Edited by Soton4084 at 16:34:11 21-11-2013
poobob 75 posts
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I came in here expecting many "your mum" jokes.
You fucking disappoint me.
Do tell us which laptop your (or you, most likely) Mummy chose in the end please!
Load_2.0 20,633 posts
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My mum needs a laptop.
YEAH SHE DOES!
Sorry about not responding before.
I suggested models, but she kept turning them down to save cash. In the end someone gave her an older macbook pro. The screen is temperamental, but it's hooked up to an external monitor.
I think she'll get a new laptop at some point, but she'll let me know when she's ready.
Khanivor 41,715 posts
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I can tell you something that your mum doesn't need...
Leave mummy's little soldier alone.
Psychotext 56,999 posts
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I've got her laptop right here.
/makes vague thrusting motion
THFourteen 36,360 posts
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she lets me know when she's ready all the time