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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -