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Posted: 2/1/2011 11:39:37 AM EDT
I am thinking about a laptop. Basically all I do is surf the net and send email. I don't really have a price range. Would a macbook be worth it for me or would it be overkill?

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:40:27 AM EDT
Mac FTW!!
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:43:28 AM EDT
I like Macs but your use case seems like something a Best Buy laptop with Ubuntu would handle just fine.

That's how I set my Dad up and he's perfectly happy.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:45:50 AM EDT
Would 500 bucks out the door be enough to cover a laptop for surfing the web?

Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:47:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Danj:
Would 500 bucks out the door be enough to cover a laptop for surfing the web?



Easily.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:47:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Danj:
Would 500 bucks out the door be enough to cover a laptop for surfing the web?


Plenty.

Oh and spotted this at my local Raleys a while back. Give this guy a holler:


Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:48:32 AM EDT
Hell if you want a mac, find a used Powerbook on Craigslist. I see 2 year old PB's for 500 every now and then.
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 11:50:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 12:12:12 PM EDT
Look on Craigslist for a used Netbook?

You really don't need much horsepower to surf the internets.


Link Posted: 2/1/2011 12:19:44 PM EDT
I bought a factory refurbished HP nc6400 on Overstock (or amazon? tigerdirect? I forget) for about $350 w/ XP Pro. Basically "new", more than enough power for interwebz. Great little machine.

Here's one on overstock, down to $310 now. http://www.overstock.com/Electronics/HP-NC6400-Core-2-Duo-1.8-GHz-80GB-Laptop-Refurbished/5047469/product.html
Link Posted: 2/1/2011 7:42:37 PM EDT
I ended up getting a Toshiba Satellite L675. Total came to about $550. I haven't purchased a new computer in a number of years wow these things have come a long way. To think I purchased a 2,000 thinkpad almost eight years ago and this is fifty times better.
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