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Need windows, should I just buy a cheap netbook?

#1AceallwaysPosted 12/10/2013 1:35:23 PM
My mom needs a comp upgrade, but I thought I could save her getting Windows by buying myself a cheap netbook and using the key for her. I would then install linux on the netbook.

Does this make financial sense or should be just buy windows?
#2DragnfyrPosted 12/10/2013 1:36:49 PM
The key is tied to the laptop so you won't be able to transfer it to your mom's computer. Also netbooks are dead. Get a real laptop or get a tablet.
MacBook Pro with Retina Display | 15.4" 2880x1800 | Core i7-3615QM @ 2.3GHz | 8GB DDR3 1600MHz | GT 650M 1GB GDDR5 | 256GB SSD | OSX 10.9 | Windows 8.1 Pro
#3betatechPosted 12/10/2013 1:51:20 PM
XP is dead and W7 netbooks only come with the "starter" version which is gimped.
Asus P8Z77-V Pro, Intel i7 3770K 3.5Ghz, 8GB RAM, Ati Radeon 5770 1GB, CM 690 II. Win7 x64.
#4Aceallways(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2013 3:15:03 PM
Cheap laptop fine. Anyone confirm that it is tied to the specific comp. I have never heard of this, thought you could just call MS have them deactivate one and activate another.
#5cancerstormPosted 12/10/2013 4:30:28 PM
#6mikewu1Posted 12/10/2013 4:34:47 PM

I have a slighty different model but the Celeron CPU is way better than those intel atoms. Threw in a ssd and this machine flies.