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switching to a PC laptop and have no idea what any of the specs mean

I'm buying a new Windows laptop computer after years of using a Mac desktop and enough has changed that I have no idea what to look for these days. I'd really like to run Dragon Age Inquisition on it (here's the specs for that) and I'd really like to buy it from someone reliable. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Nov 13, 2014 - 5 answers

Laptop buying strategy...

Last laptop I bought was from an online boutique shop about 7 years ago and am in the market for a new laptop (in fact I need three for my household right now). Stop! I don't want a recommendation on what to buy...but I do want opinions concerning laptop buying strategy. For the sake of discussion, let's presume I'm buying a Lenovo x230. The options include: Academic discount through U (I have .edu address and am faculty) Lenovo Outlet: incl. refurb and scratch-n-dent ebay other? Any Dos and Don'ts about the process?
posted by teg4rvn on Nov 1, 2013 - 10 answers

ThinkPad Edge or faster cheap laptop?

Is the quality of the ThinkPad Edge worth the performance hit? Critique my nearly-made laptop purchasing choice! [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Mar 13, 2013 - 10 answers

What kind of laptop computer do I get?

What kind of laptop computer do I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Netbook indecision crisis!

Buying a netbook, but can't decide which one. Do you have one you love? One you hate? What's the best way to decide when all of the specs are same-same-but-different? [more inside]
posted by equivocator on Jul 10, 2011 - 26 answers

Recommend a new laptop?

It's time to buy a new laptop. Please advise. [more inside]
posted by medusa on Jul 27, 2010 - 26 answers

Help me pick the right PC laptop.

I think it's time to replace my laptop and although I love using it, I’ve never known much about specifications. I’ve read the other computer buying threads, but I’m hoping you’ll help this special snowflake out and point me towards a good machine, be it off-the-shelf or a custom build. [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Sep 5, 2009 - 13 answers

Give me your awesome laptop finding powers!

The hivemind is usually great at this - please help me find or recommend me the perfect laptop replacement for my much loved but dying Acer. [more inside]
posted by tumples on Jul 24, 2009 - 7 answers

New laptop - help me choose!

New laptop choices - Fujitsu? Sony? Dell? HP? I know what I want in a notebook, but trying to figure out which maker will best meet my needs. I'm an English and Theatre teacher soon to move to Norway and I don't think my old laptop will last much longer. Looking for a Core 2 Duo and up, a 4-500 gig hard drive, Nividia or ATI graphics, a decent amount of RAM about a 16" screen. [more inside]
posted by aimeel on Jul 4, 2009 - 27 answers

Other good gaming laptops under $1000?

Under $1000 laptop: I have my eye on a particular model; am I missing any others in my research? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 8, 2009 - 9 answers

mac? pc?

When and where should I buy a laptop (also: what kind?!)? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Sep 11, 2008 - 16 answers

Best computer buying/selling strategy?

What's the best strategy for buying new laptops and selling old ones? I usually buy a new computer once every five years or so and then sell my old one. Say I spend $3000 for a new one and sell the old one for $300. Would I be better off buying a new one every year and selling the old one each year? In other words, would I get more for the old one that it would make up for the depreciation in waiting five years? [more inside]
posted by moedym on Feb 14, 2008 - 17 answers

buying a laptop in Bangkok

Where should I buy a laptop in Bangkok? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Jan 3, 2008 - 3 answers

Which laptop to buy?

I want to spend about $2000.00 (USD) on an ultraportable (or close to ultraportable) laptop. Or I want to spend $1000 on a laptop. Too many options are making my head spin, so talk me through this, please? [more inside]
posted by orthogonality on Oct 2, 2007 - 38 answers

Finding a new family laptop

Buying a new family laptop, with budget restrictions. [more inside]
posted by Hargrimm on Jun 8, 2007 - 8 answers

Buying a Laptop for College

My brother is going away to college this upcoming fall, and for a high school graduation present, my mom is getting him a laptop to take with him. He is interested in trying a Mac. We are both life-long PC users. I am the most technologically-inclined in my family. My brother knows the basics and has no trouble with them, but anything more is my job. [more inside]
posted by willmillar on May 10, 2006 - 37 answers

Help me pick a laptop!

I've decided to buy my first ever laptop of my own (ie not a cast-off from a parent.) I know what I want it to do/have in functional terms, but I don't know enough about hardware to really make a truly educated choice. [more inside]
posted by Kololo on Mar 15, 2005 - 23 answers

Mac for Mom

MacHeads: I'm a good son and am going to get my mom a laptop. All she does is play Mahjong, and shop/check e-mail online. I've had unusually bad luck with Toshiba widescreen laptops for her, and a Compaq. All were taken back because of fundamental problems (blue screening, wireless card with crappy range). I'm wanting to stick around $1000. How's the standard 12-inch iBook? Good wireless range? Is the 256MB of RAM enough for a Mac? I'd go up to the 14-inch iBook if I won't be spending another $200 to get it up to spec. Thanks!
posted by geoff. on Oct 26, 2004 - 18 answers

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