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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

 

Where do you find the best online deals for all-things-electronic?

From a previous AskMefi post dated 2006, I've re-discovered Newegg, Slick Deals, Hot Deals, Woot, Tech Bargains, and Spendfish. It's been almost 8 years since the post, though, so I'm sure I'm out of the loop. Google is great for aggregating these sites, but I'm not sure about their quality (i.e. deal-awesomeness) from a simple search. Can you tell me what I'm missing? Thanks in advance!!
posted by onecircleaday on Dec 8, 2013 - 13 answers

Computer shopping, what do I need?

I have a Dell Computer desktop that runs with Windows XP now. It is 11 years old and has been a good one but is running slow so it is time for a replacement. I just need the tower, I have been looking at Dell's website but am willing to try another brand if they are comparable. I do not do any gaming on computer, just internet surfing and some Microsoft Office Word and Excel work. I have Internet through Dish Network Satellite. I have read if you are not into touch screens to get Windows 7 Home Edition. I don't think I want to go with refurbished computer and Amazon seems to be a popular choice for computer shoppers. I have no idea really what to look for, the Dell Inspiron 660 is priced at $529 with 1 TB Hard Drive, 8 GB RAM, 6 M cache/up to 3.3 GHZ Intel Core i5 - 3340 processor. There are other towers with 1 TB Hard Drive and 4 GB RAM - would this be a good choice? Any suggestions appreciated.
posted by just asking on Nov 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Need to find a store in the US to buy a netbook.

Where is the best brick and mortar store to buy a Windows netbook in the US? [more inside]
posted by jim.christian on Dec 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Laptop shopping

What's the decent, cheap laptop to buy these days? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Sep 26, 2012 - 16 answers

New inexpensive SFF PC for lightroom?

I would like a small new desktop PC. I would like it to be faster in Lightroom. I would like to spend as little money as humanly possible. What's my best strategy? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise on Aug 12, 2012 - 14 answers

I am not the computer wizard you think I am.

Buying a computer. Except I know far less about computers than my folks think I do... [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Dec 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for a tool to reccommend a laptop configuration

Is there a tool online that might be able to tell me what parameters I would want for a new computer (probably laptop) given my current patterns of use? Looking in stores leads me to think I don't need the high end models but I'd hate to buy something only to find out I should have sprung for the extra RAM. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for UK Online Laptop Vendors

I'm looking to buy a sub-£500 laptop in the UK online. I've checked out Amazon, Dixons and Currys. Dixons seems to have a good range of solid models & features vs. price point. Although, I can't get any manufacturer's guarantee (a.k.a. warranty) information from them. Can anyone recommend any other reputable vendors?
posted by RockCorpse on Jan 11, 2011 - 11 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

What kind of hardware do I need?

What kind of PC should *I* get? [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Oct 27, 2010 - 15 answers

Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling

Looking for the perfect laptop for traveling. Priorities are durability, lightness, and battery life, in that order. Performance is not too important, but it must run Windows 7 like a champ. Willing to consider netbooks. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Oct 29, 2009 - 19 answers

New midrange desktop computer in Canada?

Buying a new desktop computer for gaming, programming and photography, in Canada. [more inside]
posted by Monday, stony Monday on Sep 10, 2009 - 20 answers

Need a store that's quick and cheap

Me, being the family resident techie, has been asked to build an online shopping site for an in-law. EASY and FAST is the name of the game...what should I use? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Apr 28, 2009 - 21 answers

Math students, you are getting such a raw deal.

Why doesn't Moore's Law apply to graphing calculators? [more inside]
posted by skryche on May 28, 2008 - 21 answers

Was my memory forgoten?

Where can I find RAM for an old Sony Vaio PCV-7762 desktop? [more inside]
posted by Mr_Chips on May 18, 2008 - 4 answers

How to get Kindle books into Amazon Kindle while outside United States?

Can I get Amazon Kindle books into my Kindle even while I am not in the United States? [more inside]
posted by omaralarifi on Apr 12, 2008 - 2 answers

Laptop Shopping Question Oddities

I am looking to buy my first ever laptop. What I would like to know are the following oddities that I haven't gotten much info on yet: 1) Is there typically a time of year when companies all roll out there new systems? And I might be able to take advantage of sales on new systems, or on year old systems? 2) It doesn't seem like Bluetooth is available on very many midrange systems based on my initial scans, do I really need Bluetooth or just want it (for cell phone interaction now, other components in the future perhaps). 3) Are Intel processors really that much better than AMD, or is the extra money to spend on them not the best value? 4) If all I am concerned about is speed, does Vista really slow a new system down a whole lot to be concerned? [more inside]
posted by franklen on Feb 24, 2008 - 23 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

What is the physically smallest and cheapest laptop capable of running OS X?

What is the physically smallest laptop capable of running OS X? I'm only interested in word processing and light web browsing, so I have no prejudice against old models -- in fact, I'd prefer an older model if it's cheaper. [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Dec 25, 2006 - 23 answers

Laptop DiskSpace issues

I have an older (3+ yrs) Dell Inspiron laptop that is running out of disk space (due to music files, tax and bookkeeping software programs). [more inside]
posted by blackkar on Jul 22, 2006 - 13 answers

buying mom a computer

buying a small desktop computer for mom [more inside]
posted by jason9009 on Mar 18, 2006 - 22 answers

Help me select a laptop. (Be gentle, its my first time...)

Help me select a laptop. (Be gentle, its my first time...) [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Oct 11, 2005 - 41 answers

I Need a Better Chair!

I want to sit better (correctly) when I am at my computer, and will be buying a new chair soon. Was considering a Herman Miller chair, should I get the Aeron, the Mirra, or a different chair altogether?
posted by benjh on Jan 30, 2004 - 12 answers

Piano keyboard recommendations

I'm looking to buy a music keyboard for up to £300. I basically want one that's as near to a proper piano as I can, but my needs are: 61 keys (preferably weighted), connectivity to a computer (therefore not much need for extra bells and whistles on the actual keyboard), touch sensitivity, option for pedal/sustain, and a really good array of spectacular sounds. Can anyone help with a make/model? I can't find anywhere that gives an unbiased view of buying a keyboard... [more inside]
posted by wibbler on Dec 26, 2003 - 9 answers

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