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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 - 6 answers

You don't want that, you want this!

Talk me through buying a new laptop like I'm 5... [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Sep 2, 2014 - 11 answers

Does your laptop resemble the laptop I'm trying to buy?

I'm looking to buy a laptop that meets a few simple requirements. Does this describe your machine?
  1. Customizable before purchase -- it's essential to me that the factory install e.g. the SSD and the CPU that I specify
  2. 17" screen
  3. Trackpad is responsive, ergonomic, satisfying to use
  4. "Home", "End", "PgDn", "PgUp" and "Delete" keys are all clustered together, not strung out in a row
  5. High-end
  6. Not made by HP
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posted by foursentences on May 11, 2013 - 14 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

Macs stick around. What about other laptops?

I would like to save up for a new laptop. My current laptop is an original (2006) black MacBook. Should I save up for a new/refurb MacBook [Pro/Air], or are there less expensive but high-quality PC laptops out there? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Jan 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Help me buy a computer for commuting!

I need a laptop that I won't be sad over if it breaks or gets lost, my target budget is Less Than or Equal To $400. Ideally super light with a full size keyboard. [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Jul 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Basic laptop recommendations

I need a latop - and more. [more inside]
posted by ObscureReferenceMan on Oct 13, 2011 - 10 answers

Laptop replacement needed

My 5.5 year old laptop is about to give up the ghost - can you point me in the right direction for a new one? [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on May 20, 2011 - 23 answers

New laptop didn't match the specs advertised What are my options?

About a week ago, I purchased a laptop. When I finally got it, the laptop didn't have the specs advertised. When I wrote the company, they said it was a mistake and I could send the laptop back for a refund. The problem? I could've bought it cheaper (and gotten it sooner) from another company, but now that deal is gone. [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Apr 28, 2011 - 25 answers

Help me buy my mom a computer.

First-time computer user seeks laptop! Help me buy my mother a PC with webcam in the sub-$800 range. [more inside]
posted by Judith Butlerian Jihad on Mar 14, 2011 - 22 answers

Where to find the best holiday deals on a new laptop?

I'm in the market for a new laptop. While I'd be happy to hear suggestions on what to get, what I'm really interested in is making sure I can take advantage of holiday sales to get a great deal. So where should I be looking? What websites should I keep an eye on? (Specifics inside) [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Nov 14, 2010 - 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

spend my $1000 on a laptop, please.

I have $1000-1100 to spend on a new laptop. Said laptop will be used as my work computer, but is also my computer, so I can use it as my primary machine in both places. Please spend my money. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Sep 19, 2010 - 17 answers

I need a new laptop – what should I get?

I need a new laptop – what should I get? I’m an architect - I use a graphics intensive program for design called Envisioneer (PC only so a Mac won’t do), and other design and graphics oriented programs. So my primary needs are: a big sharp screen, a fast processor, as much ram as I can afford and a good graphics card. [more inside]
posted by danascot on Jul 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Best time to buy a MacBook Air?

Best time to buy a MacBook Air between now and mid November? Are there any speed bumps or price reductions on the horizon? [more inside]
posted by mosk on Sep 10, 2009 - 15 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

I'm a PC

mac purchase advice: I'd like to pick up a used mac laptop on ebay for under $400. What specs or models should I look for that will give me the least buyers regret? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Oct 1, 2008 - 14 answers

When will we see new MacBook Pros? When should I buy mine?

I will have $3000 saved by the end of this month. I am hoping to spend it on a high-end 15" MBP. I am currently a high school senior, and am looking to replace my aging P4 desktop with a laptop that will last me into college. When is it likely that Apple will release new MBPs? [more inside]
posted by nokry56 on Sep 9, 2008 - 58 answers

Convince me not to get a Thinkpad!

What are some reasons NOT to get a Lenovo Thinkpad R61? I'm pretty enarmoured with this laptop and I want to be sure it's a good decision. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jul 11, 2008 - 32 answers

Lenovo T61p alternative?

Alternative to T61p? I'm looking for a laptop that is highly reliable, has a good graphics card and lots of storage. [more inside]
posted by Popcorn on Apr 26, 2008 - 19 answers

Peddle to the [lithium] metal

Where to buy a laptop battery? [more inside]
posted by trim17 on Oct 3, 2007 - 9 answers

Time for a laptop

I need to buy a laptop to study overseas for sixth months. All of my previous computers have been desktops which I've assembled, so I have little experience buying pre-built machines. Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 1, 2006 - 15 answers

Laptop Question

Another laptop question. [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Dec 5, 2004 - 6 answers

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