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tuiruru
05-07-2012, 06:18 PM
Hi

SWMBO's Compaq died a little while ago (luckily the HD still works)

She wants a replacement and emphasises that she is "not a power user" - just Word Processing, photos, simple spreadsheets, e-mail and light Internet use.

She's using this as a starting point (http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/XC8180/15-6-quot-toshiba-satellite-c850-010-notebook). (got to be around that price range unless there's good reasons to go a bit higher)

Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated. This particular model does not appear on Toshiba's website. I'm trying to establish whether it has wi- fi and blue tooth.

Thanks in advance :thumbs:

Nikit07
05-07-2012, 06:29 PM
I would recommend this laptop: http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A1J23AV?HP-Pavilion-g6t-1d00-Notebook-PC
Its got the specs for that sort of thing.
hope this helps! :)

Nick G
05-07-2012, 07:09 PM
This? (http://www.dell.com/nz/p/inspiron-15-intel-n5050/pd?oc=u510901nz&model_id=inspiron-15-intel-n5050)

icow
05-07-2012, 09:19 PM
http://www.playtech.co.nz/afawcs0139234/CATID=363/Asus-Notebooks.html

Asus or nothing.

wratterus
05-07-2012, 09:29 PM
The one you've linked to at DSE is great. No bluetooth though. You'll need to go a little dearer to get that. The cheap Asus at Playtech is good, but only has 2 USB ports, the Tosh has 3. Both have USB3. I'd go for the Tosh. The C850s have only just been released.

I would steep away from Acer, Dell and Compaq/HP in this price range.

The Error Guy
05-07-2012, 09:40 PM
The HP one is quite nice, i'd recommend an ultrabook but the prices for that portability/quality tend to be over $1k.

I noticed HP were having a 40% off sale on ebay http://stores.ebay.com/hewlettpackard the only thing is I think most of them are refurbished models (fine by me, not sure about you) and possibly don't have full warranty

Slankydudl
05-07-2012, 10:17 PM
yep Asus is the best at that price range... the other brands only get to godo quality when you start payign alot more.

GameJunkie
05-07-2012, 10:57 PM
ASUS

Tukapa
06-07-2012, 07:49 AM
This (http://www.extremepc.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=292_319&products_id=6103)

Asus with i3 and 4GB Ram.

Nick G
06-07-2012, 08:29 AM
This (http://www.extremepc.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=292_319&products_id=6103)

Asus with i3 and 4GB Ram.

That's a good laptop for the price. +1 for that one.

wratterus
06-07-2012, 09:22 AM
This (http://www.extremepc.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=292_319&products_id=6103)

Asus with i3 and 4GB Ram.

Damn that's a sharp price.

tuiruru
06-07-2012, 10:48 AM
Thanks for all the swift feedback folks.

For a variety of reasons she's decided to go with the original DSE choice although that ASUS did look tempting. The third USB port on the Toshiba was one of those "little things" that tipped the balance.

A great response :thumbs:

icow
06-07-2012, 11:42 AM
Personally I would have said that the i3 vs what is effectively a netbook cpu would have been the big thing that tipped it for me :p

Nick G
06-07-2012, 11:47 AM
Personally I would have said that the i3 vs what is effectively a netbook cpu would have been the big thing that tipped it for me :p
Same for me, just get a usb hub. But then again, we are logical beings unlike SWMBOs :D