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new laptop

(12 Posts)
seasider Sat 01-Feb-14 22:12:59

We need a new laptop. It just needs to be something simple to use .Nothing fancy just for the everyday things we can't do on the tablet. It also has to be cheap. Any recommendations please.

annodomini Sat 01-Feb-14 22:16:53

Mine's a reconditioned laptop I bought on Ebay about 5 years ago. It's a bit risky, though I've been lucky.

Ana Sat 01-Feb-14 22:30:10

Mine's an Acer from Argos. No problems in four years - yet!

glassortwo Sat 01-Feb-14 22:32:07

I have had a Toshiba laptop for a couple of months now and it been fine and wasnt that expensive.

seasider Sat 01-Feb-14 22:35:48

The one that just died was a Toshiba and it lasted well.any idea if a 4GB memory will be big enough or do we need bigger?

glassortwo Sat 01-Feb-14 22:42:22

Mine is just 4, but I didnt need anything bigger. I have not found that to be a problem yet.

glassortwo Sat 01-Feb-14 22:43:00

seasider it depend what you need the laptop for.

Ana Sat 01-Feb-14 22:51:13

Mine's only 3GB, but as I don't need a great storage capacity it's fine.

seasider Sat 01-Feb-14 23:29:31

Hi Glass we just use it for internet browsing,photos and general household stuff.

seasider Sun 02-Feb-14 18:03:36

Had look today and the cheaper models are all 4GB. Most of them use Windows 8 but people have said it is hard to useconfused

Mishap Sun 02-Feb-14 18:37:03

Windows 8 can be set up to look like its predecessors - you do not have to have the "charms." (coloured rectangular options boxes on the desk top).

However, I understand that it is going to be superseded by something that will be called Windows 9 but bears a remarkable resemblance to W7, as so many people hate W8.

Ana Sun 02-Feb-14 18:41:35

Yes, I'd heard they were quietly discontinuing Windows 8 as well...