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Hey guys, my friend is a dance instructor needs a laptop for around $200-250, she's a dance instructor. Only has very basic needs - mostly Office suite, some very light video editing from her classes. $250 is an absolute hard limit. New, refurbished okay. Used if she has to, but concerned about reliability issues. What's best? Also, stuff that can be picked up locally or delivered within the next week would be great.

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2 minutes ago, Aereldor said:

Hey guys, my friend is a dance instructor needs a laptop for around $200-250, she's a dance instructor. Only has very basic needs - mostly Office suite, some very light video editing from her classes. $250 is an absolute hard limit. New, refurbished okay. Used if she has to, but concerned about reliability issues. What's best? Also, stuff that can be picked up locally or delivered within the next week would be great.

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Aereldor

if light video editing is ike shortening clips maybe but nothing more will be possible without it being nerveracking

get the cheapest amd ryzen laptop 

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Used Dell Latitude E-series laptops are a good value. You can find an E7250 with an i7-5600U, 256GB SSD, 1080p display, and 8GB of memory for less than $250 on eBay. I deploy them quite often professionally, they are incredibly reliable.

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4 minutes ago, PorkishPig said:

Used Dell Latitude E-series laptops are a good value. You can find an E7250 with an i7-5600U, 256GB SSD, 1080p display, and 8GB of memory for less than $250 on eBay. I deploy them quite often professionally, they are incredibly reliable.

but what about battery life time the thing is you get better cpu and so but if the battery is crap you can like use it for only 1 hour it isn't worth it due to the age i won't supsect the battery to be in good shape or even new being good in todays one charge use times

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Just now, maxdei said:

but what about battery life time the thing is you get better cpu and so but if the battery is crap you can like use it for only 1 hour it isn't worth it

I've never seen a significant issue with battery life with this model. If it does become a problem, the battery can be replaced fairly inexpensively.

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Just now, PorkishPig said:

I've never seen a significant issue with battery life with this model. If it does become a problem, the battery can be replaced fairly inexpensively.

i know a good froend of mine has 6th gen lenovo i5 and it doesn't even last an hour of youtube without being charged so this is where my fear comes from

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18 minutes ago, Aereldor said:

@PorkishPig @maxdei any links?

Posting direct eBay links to listings is against the Community Standards, sorry! Try this eBay search.

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5 minutes ago, Aereldor said:

@PorkishPig @maxdei any links?

first i would need a region for amazon or tech sites to get nothing from germany so the shipping won't be 50 €

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5 minutes ago, VioDuskar said:

unpopular opinion: why not get a chromebook? video editing might suck on it, but the same is true on any other 250$ machine

Agreed, but apparently they need full Office. No idea if G-suite would suffice.

 

 

If so, I would go for a Chromebook. If not, get a used Thinkpad.

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@maxdei @PorkishPig thanks! got an E7250, 8gb ram 256gb ssd, i5 5300u. Honestly a steal for $200 shipped. Hope she likes it.

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