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Need it now. Cheap.

Have never used anything but Macs, and know a bit about Macs, but now suddenly I need to order from amazon a quick, very cheap laptop for emergency use and want to spend as little $$ as possible. **This is only for writing and for writing on google docs. ** Any other feature is a benefit. *Can you use a Chrome book for writing? At least on google docs?* I do not want to buy a used Mac, don't want to spend time researching, and don't want to do anything but get it from amazon right now. This can be a not-great computer that will be a family backup after the repair of normal computer. The thing is, we need it delivered tomorrow for writing. (If we order the cheapest PC will it come with microsoft word or equivalent installed for writing?) Thanks.
posted by third rail on Nov 6, 2014 - 28 answers

Recommendations for cheap (__cheap__) notebook/laptop

I'd like to buy a small (10-12 inch screen) very inexpensive (sub-$300) notebook, to use for reading PDFs, taking notes, and very light coding (i.e. emacs and python). Any recommendations would be most welcome. [more inside]
posted by uninformative on Apr 21, 2014 - 16 answers

Thin, light, and 1080p laptop

I'd like a thin and light 1080p laptop. It does not need to be powerful, but it does need to be cheap. I'd like to spend about $300, but it must be under $500. The perfect machine would be something like a chromebook, but with a higher res screen than the ones I'm aware of. The resolution requirement trumps the thin and light requirements. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 7, 2014 - 15 answers

Help me find a LINE (in) on a cheap laptop

I need a cheap laptop that runs Windows 7 (or 8) and would be good for audio recording. Basically, it needs to run skype and have mini-jack inputs for headphones and a mic. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Oct 20, 2012 - 3 answers

A good-graphics lappy that's cheap but not crappy?

Help set me up: I am looking to buy my son a laptop. An inexpensive laptop. It should have a strong enough graphics card to run, say, MineCraft and other games/video smoothly; should have a webcam. Otherwise, it will be used for general schoolwork and internetting, and maybe some light music recording. Screen size is not important, so small displays are OK. So: new or used? Or buy a cheap one and upgrade the graphics card? What specs should I aim for? Any sources/sites that are better for finding good deals? I am wishing to find something for $200--am I wishing too hard? Thanks!!
posted by not_on_display on Aug 12, 2011 - 21 answers

What's a cheap, reliable A/V laptop?

Help me find an inexpensive laptop for my DJ/VJ gigs. [more inside]
posted by jtron on Feb 8, 2011 - 3 answers

Cheap Durable Refurbished Laptop of DOOM!

Looking for a cheap, durable, cheap, reliable, CHEAP laptop (prefer NOT netbook). Thinking Refurbished or Re-certified??? details inside. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Nov 9, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me find a cheap, used computer parts store specializing in laptop parts in San Francisco

Hey folks. Long time reader, first time 'asker.' Help me find a cheap, used computer parts store in San Francisco - I'm particularly looking for Dell laptop parts. Just inherited a Dell D810 Latitude laptop - needs some love - almost free love, that's my budget... Any chance in getting a line on a used dell charger (type pa-10) or a used battery for a Latitiude d810 (type Y4367)? Anyone know of a recycle-ry that I can hit up for cheap? I've scouted ebay, put a call out on freecycle (Marin, SF), and scoured craigslist. Suggests?
posted by firestorm888 on Oct 26, 2010 - 5 answers

Please help me find a laptop

I'd like to purchase a cheap (~$400-$500) laptop with certain requirements. The more I look, the more confused I get. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Jun 25, 2009 - 27 answers

What European country will offer the lowest price for the same mini-laptop?

What European country will offer the lowest price for the same mini-laptop? (list of countries inside) [more inside]
posted by gttommy on May 30, 2009 - 9 answers

Computadoras baratas

VERY CHEAP laptops with less easily busticated power ports? [more inside]
posted by ROU_Xenophobe on Oct 23, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me find an affordable gaming laptop

Cheap gaming laptop recommendations [more inside]
posted by Kudos on Sep 22, 2008 - 6 answers

What's my best option for finding a cheap-as-dirt computer in the Dallas area?

What's my best option for finding a cheap-as-dirt computer in the Dallas area? [more inside]
posted by item on May 22, 2008 - 11 answers

Looking for a quiet laptop

Suggestions for quiet, inexpensive (possibly used) laptops? [more inside]
posted by ar0n on Mar 15, 2008 - 13 answers

looking for cheap but good laptop

Looking for a reliable and Windows laptop under $600. It will not travel much, so weight is not much of an issue. what are your best recommendations?
posted by spacefire on Nov 25, 2007 - 6 answers

Cheap low-power laptop?

Help point me towards the best laptop for taking into the backcountry... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper on Nov 13, 2007 - 2 answers

what's a good cheap laptop?

Laptopfilter Difficulty: Less then $350. I'm thinking of getting a laptop for a friend of mine. The other day at best by I saw some that were in the $500 -$600 range. So there must be some somewhere in the $300-$400 range somewhere. Where are they and what would be best? [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton on Feb 20, 2006 - 20 answers

help me find a laptop

So, I've come to the decision that I need a laptop, and I need to get it sometime within the next month. It's not quite as simple as all that, though, because I'm trying to find a good deal... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind on Nov 22, 2004 - 19 answers

Is there a super-stripped down laptop I can find for cheap?

I'm thinking about purchasing my first laptop. All I want it to do is allow me to check email on the road, and maybe play DVDs. Is there a super-stripped down model I can get on the cheap? Should I buy something used? How much "fat" can I cut and still have a machine that will last a few years?
posted by JoanArkham on Aug 23, 2004 - 14 answers

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