Notebook for dad - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-23-2008, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
Jae
True Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 245
Default Notebook for dad

So my dad is in dying need of a new notebook. His Vaio from 2002 just won't cut it anymore lol. He is on a budget although I don't know exactly how much(guessing it's sub-700). He will be using it as an email checker, web surfer, picture uploader and movie watcher. He needs excel(he likes powerpoint..lol) and a card reader that will read his compact drive card from his Sony camera that will upload photos. Any suggestions?
__________________

__________________
Lenovo Thinkpad X220
i7 2620M
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
320GB HDD 5400rpm :(
Jae is offline  
Old 07-23-2008, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 3,479
Default Re: Notebook for dad

Here is a good sub-700 laptop for your dad

Newegg.com - Acer Extensa EX5620-6266 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T5550(1.83GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 3GB Memory DDR2 667 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel GMA X3100 - Laptops / Notebooks

EDIT: Or get this this laptop, it is cheaper and better
http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/HP-Pa...oductDetail.do
__________________

maroon1 is offline  
Old 07-23-2008, 07:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
Bake a Pretty Cake!
 
Spit-wad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 904
Default Re: Notebook for dad

I think this beats that:

Buy the HP Pavilion dv6910us 15.4" Widescreen Entertainment Laptop and other Laptop computers at circuitcity.com

HP DV6910US - $600, spend the extra $100 to get Office Home and Student for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Don't forget that almost all laptops don't come with office on them.
Also Acer laptops are crap... I see more defective Acer's than anything else.
Spit-wad is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.