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gary67
02-05-2012, 05:07 PM
Wife works for a non profit organisation and they are looking at getting another laptop, have no idea of what price range their thinking and it will be used solely for MS office and websurfing, what recommendations.

Decent speed but obviously not obscene gaming speed,
full keyboard for touch typists pref with No pad but not essential
decent screen

Nick G
02-05-2012, 05:17 PM
Toshiba Pro c665?
And I'd think around $1000 would do it

fnphoto
02-05-2012, 05:32 PM
+1
- only about $880 at Ascent Core 2 Duo P7570 2.26 GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, with Upgrade to 3-years Warranty

Greven
02-05-2012, 07:10 PM
I assume they will be purchasing MS Office from TechSoup?

gary67
02-05-2012, 07:34 PM
I have no idea about purchasing office at this stage as they are non profit but not an educational institution

CYaBro
02-05-2012, 10:05 PM
I would take one of these over the Toshiba C665:
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKHNB1863989&name=HP-ProBook-4530s-i3-2350M-2.30GHz-4GB-320GB-5400rp

Alex B
03-05-2012, 12:36 AM
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKHNB1532826&name=HP-Probook-6560b-i7-2620M-2.7GHz-4GB-DDR3-500GB-72

You mentioned decent screen so I would go with that. Non profit get cheap office licences if they meet certain criteria. (not sure what it actually is sorry)

fnphoto
03-05-2012, 09:54 AM
I would take one of these over the Toshiba C665:
http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKHNB1863989&name=HP-ProBook-4530s-i3-2350M-2.30GHz-4GB-320GB-5400rpI wouldn't! Only 320Gb HDD & only 1yr warrenty, coupled with the fact I have had four dead HP lappies come in in just the last week but at least a month since I've repaired a Toshiba for hardware faults and I would say there are just as many of them around IMO.

Alex B
03-05-2012, 11:00 AM
HP business laptops are very reliable. I would take one over that Satellite Pro any day, Toshiba have their share of hardware faults like any one else. I would upgrade to the 3 year warranty all the same.

CYaBro
03-05-2012, 11:30 AM
I wouldn't! Only 320Gb HDD & only 1yr warrenty, coupled with the fact I have had four dead HP lappies come in in just the last week but at least a month since I've repaired a Toshiba for hardware faults and I would say there are just as many of them around IMO.

Yea were these HP laptops consumer or business models?
We sell a ton of the HP business laptops and can't remember the last time we had one in with a hardware issue.
However the HP cosumer laptops are taking up all our storage space with dead units that we keep around for spare screens etc!
We have had quite a few of the cheap Toshiba's come in with various hardware faults too.

A 320GB HDD is ample space for someone who is just looking to use MS office and the internet.

southern_jas
03-05-2012, 07:14 PM
I agree with Alex and CYaBro. I would take the HP business laptops anyday, and usually do when I get to make the decisions. That laptop Alex linked looks to be the same model as the one I had at my previous palce of employment and I found it a great laptop to use

bonzo29
04-05-2012, 02:25 PM
Would anyone like to comment on the HP probook 4350s on sale at the Warehouse Staionery it seems to tick most of the boxes that I want inc. a matt screen etc.
The only online review i could find said it was crap !!!