October 23, 2008 8:32 AM Subscribe
VERY CHEAP laptops with less easily busticated power ports?
posted by ROU_Xenophobe to computers & internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Our aging Acer laptop has a busted power port, so that it's very hard to get AC power in -- you have to set up the cord with some tension to pull at just the right angle. It's become too frustrating to live with, especially since this is a 3-paycheck month. I gather that this is a common problem. As well, the laptop is old and clunky enough that spending $150 to try and fix it seems pound-foolish.
So can other people recommend VERY CHEAP laptops that have, well, not high quality power ports, but less low quality?
Our price range is $500--600 for new or factory-refurb. This is a pretty hard limit; I'm trying not to be unreasonable but also trying to avoid feature creep. $750 or used is RIGHT OUT. I assume this rules out Macs.
We'll look at EeePCs, but I expect the small screen is a deal breaker. The machine can expect to only occasionally leave the house.