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If my mom just needs a laptop for email, internet, and word processing, is this

#1BendoHendoPosted 8/29/2013 11:33:07 AM(edited)
fine? The low price concerns me, but she would only be using the laptop for email, internet, and word processing.

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/852149/Toshiba-Satellite-C855D-S5900-Laptop-Computer/?cm_cat=

or better to spend a little more and get

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/190226/HP-2000-2c20NR-Laptop-Computer-With/

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#2Golgamex123Posted 8/29/2013 11:34:01 AM
just get an alienware
#3BendoHendo(Topic Creator)Posted 8/29/2013 11:36:08 AM
Or would it be better to spend 350 and get this?

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/418097/HP-Pavilion-15-e020us-Laptop-Computer/#

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#4Son Of SpamPosted 8/29/2013 11:40:44 AM
My mom and my aunt both recently got similar laptops. My aunt got one with the E-300, and my mom got one with a Pentium 2020m. In terms of performance for basic tasks, they hardly perform any different. I'd look at other things like quality of keyboard rather than the specs. I noticed the Toshiba has a numberpad and the HP doesn't. Consider stuff like that.
#5turbogoonPosted 8/29/2013 11:49:16 AM
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#6WerdnAndreWPosted 8/29/2013 12:11:09 PM
Found another cheap notebook

http://www.frys.com/product/7701348
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#7PhilOnDezPosted 8/29/2013 12:29:01 PM
I have a netbook with a 1.66ghz dual core atom and it's painfully slow at everything. For myself, I would definitely get that pentium between the two of them since the e-300 is clocked at 1.3ghz. If your mom doesn't know any better she might not have a problem with the e-300 (and it might be better than I think).
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#8Son Of SpamPosted 8/29/2013 2:39:23 PM
PhilOnDez posted...
I have a netbook with a 1.66ghz dual core atom and it's painfully slow at everything. For myself, I would definitely get that pentium between the two of them since the e-300 is clocked at 1.3ghz. If your mom doesn't know any better she might not have a problem with the e-300 (and it might be better than I think).


You'd be surprised how well the E-300 runs on Windows 8. If there is one good thing about Windows 8 it is that it runs very fast on some fairly weak hardware. My mom didn't like Windows 8, so I installed Windows 7 for her. Now my aunt's computer actually starts up faster.

I'm guessing you have an Atom N450, right? The E-300 is better than it. For one, it has a much better GPU. Another thing is that it has out-of-order execution.
#9TimePharaohPosted 8/29/2013 2:43:25 PM
The amount of topics asking this is....weird. Can we make a list of laptops that CAN'T use email?
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#10ipwnu713Posted 8/29/2013 2:44:13 PM
Get her a Chrome book.
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