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Need windows, should I just buy a cheap netbook?

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2 years ago#1
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?
2 years ago#2
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.
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2 years ago#3
XP is dead and W7 netbooks only come with the "starter" version which is gimped.
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2 years ago#4
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.
2 years ago#5
http://www.amazon.com/Transformer-T100TA-C1-GR-10-1-Inch-Detachable-Touchscreen/dp/B00FFJ0HUE
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2 years ago#6
http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-AO756-2641-11-6-Inch-Laptop/dp/B009AANCKG/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_2

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.
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