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Posted · Original PosterOP

My cousin is going to college, and he needs a laptop that can run word. Since its a gift between some family members, the budget is $300. Refurbished is OK, but please dont link any $400 laptops saying it has better "price to performance", there's just no place to get that money from. I understand it'd probably be better to get a $800 laptop for the long run, but its just not in our reach.


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I have a dell latitude 3160. its good enough for normal school/work usage.

specs:

quadcore pentium @ 1.6GHz

4GB ram

120GB SSD

 

I'm not sure if you can still buy it, but if not, other dell latitudes should do fine too.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, userzero said:

Anything will run Word. 

yes and any car can drive

 

There's still many $300 laptops, all with different HDDs, screens, etc. I just need some help with people that have experiences with some budget laptops that can recommend some.


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This is a tough one, finding laptops in that range means very low RAM amounts (2GB) and low storage (64GB or lower). I would usually recommend a Chromebook, however, in my personal experience it's much better to have something that runs Windows. If OS isn't an issue though and he's just taking notes and printing stuff off, then that shouldn't be an issue.

 

This is one of the better ones I've seen. 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Has USB C (nice!) and an SD card reader that he could use for additional storage should he need it https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/flex-series/Lenovo-Flex-11-Chromebook/p/ZZICZCLN231?irgwc=1&clickid=wVuTN10H1SJyXfIy2hU7rSO8UkjWA9WFz3W7wg0&PID=10915&acid=ww:affiliate:bv0as6


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 hours ago, Tsar_Maple said:

This is a tough one, finding laptops in that range means very low RAM amounts (2GB) and low storage (64GB or lower). I would usually recommend a Chromebook, however, in my personal experience it's much better to have something that runs Windows. If OS isn't an issue though and he's just taking notes and printing stuff off, then that shouldn't be an issue.

 

This is one of the better ones I've seen. 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Has USB C (nice!) and an SD card reader that he could use for additional storage should he need it https://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/flex-series/Lenovo-Flex-11-Chromebook/p/ZZICZCLN231?irgwc=1&clickid=wVuTN10H1SJyXfIy2hU7rSO8UkjWA9WFz3W7wg0&PID=10915&acid=ww:affiliate:bv0as6

It needs to run word :(


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Crucial Ballistix Sport LT White 16GB (8x2GB) 2400

NZXT S340 White

Corsair CXM 450W 

 

Lenovo H320 (Old Pre-built PC)                                      Possible upgrade for H320          

i5 650 3.2 GHz (heh)                                                                                    Xeon X3470

Motherboard unknown                                                       Same Motherboard

iGPU                                                                                   GT 1030 (MSI Low Profile Half Height)

Crucial 240GB SSD                                                           Crucial 240GB SSD

6GB DDR3 (4+2GB)                                                           8-10GB DDR3 (4+2+2GB/4+4+2GB)

Lenovo H320 case                                                             Lenovo H320 case

Unknown PSU (210W?)                                                     Same PSU (210W?)    

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