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MagicSanta
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My lovely wife, who hates me, wants a lap top because she refuses to use my computer. Her main use will be to check email and play games on line, for example Gem Drop, nothing hard corp. What one out there is priced good and will keep her quiet?
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Santa,

You can find a respectable everyday laptop or notebook in the 3 to 400 dollar range. That should do what you need it to do...except keep her quiet. I make no guarantees in that department. My wife uses the computer for everyday things, she's not technical at all. In fact, she hates and is afraid of computers. I get called for tech support at least once a day. Icon has moved, screen colors change, printer has vanished, etc. Every change causing immediate panic. She's only been working with computers for just over 10 years; so maybe someday it will change. But it hasn't kept her quiet. But I love her just the same.

Steven
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Santa, if you're a courageous man with a touch of desperation, you might want to visit WalMart on Black Friday (Day after Thanksgiving - may your deity be with you). I understand that they are planning on selling Toshiba laptops at rock bottom prices that day. The Toshiba will do everything you want and more with a fairly sound reputation.

I know a couple of parents that bought them for their kids during the "tax-free holiday" in September for around $200 and have no complaints.
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Acer Aspire 5532..The latest. Powerful, all the bells and whistles...good reviews (including mine) and just $349 at Best Buy. Awesomw computer and I've had my share.

AMD processor and great for games and vids. Big Wide Screen and HD.

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Thank you! Man....the day after Thanksgiving I'm going to be in San Jose, a nightmare to be in on any day, homicidel on Black Friday. If I was home the entire country could go to Walmart and it still be mellow (people from Reno drive the 30 miles to ours cuz it is empty most the time). The Acer may be worth not going out on Black Friday!
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I have one of them Toshiba Satellites. It was 350 at Best Buy plus another hundred for the Wireless thingamajob for the internet.
It's worked pretty good for me so far.
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I too have one of the Toshiba's and it was somewhere in the 350-400 range and it does it all and is wireless! Geeezzzz, I paid somewhere around 2000 for my first laptop running Windows Dinosaur and had 20 or 30 MB and a dial up port! LOL
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Wallmart on black friday. Last year there was a man killed at the front door rush.Just what my wife could use. No laptop but a nice insurance policy collection.I think Ill pass on that sale.
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It was a wireless adapter thingie to hook to my Comcast box just to make the house wireless for internet.
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Make sure it's update with Windows 7. the BIG improvment over Vista. works great.
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On 2009-11-17 22:10, Doug Higley wrote:
Make sure it's update with Windows 7. the BIG improvment over Vista. works great.


Or run Ubuntu Smile. No antivirus software needed. Smile
critter
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Or UNIX!
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Doug Higley
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By the way Ms now provides full ant-virus and anti-adware etc. It works too.
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Router! It was a wireless router! That's the word!
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On 2009-11-19 17:28, critter wrote:
Router! It was a wireless router! That's the word!


COOL, someone as computer savvy as I! Smile
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