My mum needs a laptop

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  • 1Dgaf 21 Nov 2013 12:24:06 4,526 posts
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    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.
  • CharlieStCloud 21 Nov 2013 12:50:02 5,820 posts
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    449 for a surprisingly decent between-budget-and-midrange notebook.

    ... here we go!

    New Haswell internals too.

    : )
  • President_Weasel 21 Nov 2013 13:51:40 11,781 posts
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    to be honest that other one looks fine but this is also a laptop
  • BigOrkWaaagh 21 Nov 2013 14:17:11 4,235 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.
  • 1Dgaf 21 Nov 2013 14:17:16 4,526 posts
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    Thanks chaps.
  • Razz 21 Nov 2013 14:47:38 62,951 posts
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    Chromebook would work wonders for her
  • Moot_Point 21 Nov 2013 15:28:31 5,533 posts
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    This?
  • 1Dgaf 21 Nov 2013 16:12:19 4,526 posts
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    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
  • Moot_Point 21 Nov 2013 16:23:15 5,533 posts
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    Hey, I enjoy looking for a laptop for people. /floodgates open
  • Soton4084 21 Nov 2013 16:33:31 73 posts
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    I've heard good things about Novatech from several friends:

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/

    Edited by Soton4084 at 16:34:11 21-11-2013
  • poobob 18 Dec 2013 11:07:13 75 posts
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    I came in here expecting many "your mum" jokes.

    You fucking disappoint me.
  • CharlieStCloud 18 Dec 2013 11:49:59 5,820 posts
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    @1Dgaf

    Do tell us which laptop your (or you, most likely) Mummy chose in the end please!
  • Load_2.0 18 Dec 2013 11:54:43 23,383 posts
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    My mum needs a laptop.

    YEAH SHE DOES!

    Woooooooooo!
  • 1Dgaf 18 Dec 2013 23:15:01 4,526 posts
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    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 19 Dec 2013 00:16:01 42,832 posts
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    I can tell you something that your mum doesn't need...
  • Moot_Point 19 Dec 2013 00:22:09 5,533 posts
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    Leave mummy's little soldier alone.
  • Psychotext 19 Dec 2013 00:41:46 60,300 posts
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    I've got her laptop right here.

    /makes vague thrusting motion
  • Moot_Point 19 Dec 2013 00:47:07 5,533 posts
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  • THFourteen 19 Dec 2013 08:38:25 40,826 posts
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    she lets me know when she's ready all the time
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