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non gaming laptops suggestions?

migrating soon (start from zero) , want to see if any laptops worth getting for parents 60+ , youtube / online shopping / banking etc, windows os prefered

 

i am only familiar with custom pc so i need some advice on laptops.

 

are intel cerelon / atom must be avoided, and at least go for i3/i5 ?

is ryzen laptop mature yet? seem also have overheat issue..

 

what are there some good deals? 

 

does brand pref come 1st in laptop?

 

could $300 get a decent laptop?

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32 minutes ago, dfsgsfa said:

youtube / online shopping / banking

Chromebook.

32 minutes ago, dfsgsfa said:

windows os prefered

Windows for old people is a horrible idea, it'll be full of viruses two days after they start using the laptop.

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32 minutes ago, dfsgsfa said:

migrating soon (start from zero) , want to see if any laptops worth getting for parents 60+ , youtube / online shopping / banking etc, windows os prefered

 

i am only familiar with custom pc so i need some advice on laptops.

 

are intel cerelon / atom must be avoided, and at least go for i3/i5 ?

is ryzen laptop mature yet? seem also have overheat issue..

 

what are there some good deals? 

 

does brand pref come 1st in laptop?

 

could $300 get a decent laptop?

Get a used ThinkPad and upgrade to an SSD and add some RAM. Look for a 15" model it does not have to have a 1080p screen. Onboard video is fine as well, just make sure it comes from a dealer so that you may send it back if you have an issue. 

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1 minute ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Chromebook.

Windows for old people is a horrible idea, it'll be full of viruses two days after they start using the laptop.

I have to agree there. My grand mother is learning on a Lenovo Tablet running Android 10. With some early howto steps, more and more there are fewer questions on how this and that works. Good learning experience and no viruses.

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3 minutes ago, Applefreak said:

Get a used ThinkPad and upgrade to an SSD and add some RAM. Look for a 15" model it does not have to have a 1080p screen. Onboard video is fine as well, just make sure it comes from a dealer so that you may send it back if you have an issue. 

If OP is ok with reinstalling Windows for his parents every month, sure, this is a great option.

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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

 

 

 

i use arch btw

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2 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

If OP is ok with reinstalling Windows for his parents every month, sure, this is a great option.

You know, I kind of want a fully infected pc now that mine have been clear for years. Guess I should look on ebay for one and just buy it. Loading it up myself does not have the same feeling to it. I miss the annoying but harmless pop-ups with virus detected etc.....

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4 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

If OP is ok with reinstalling Windows for his parents every month, sure, this is a great option.

they know how to do office works in windows, not that dumb ..yet

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Just now, dfsgsfa said:

they know how to do office works in windows, not that dumb ..yet

I can almost guarantee gsuite will suffice (or online O365).

 

Get a Chromebook, seriously.

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i use arch btw

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16 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

 

Get a Chromebook, seriously.

fine , whats a good chromebook?

any non google makers?

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1 minute ago, dfsgsfa said:

fine , whats a good chromebook?

any non google makers?

What's your budget? 300 USD?

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i use arch btw

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7 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

What's your budget? 300 USD

around that, coz i could build a decent custom pc for $500 or so  , just want a non bulky , not too slow sys for less

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3 minutes ago, dfsgsfa said:

around that, coz i could build a decent custom pc for $500 or so  , just want a non bulky , not too slow sys for less

Asus C423.

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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

 

 

 

i use arch btw

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23 minutes ago, kelvinhall05 said:

Asus C423

whats so special besides of touchscreen? (not a fan of fingerprinted screen)

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10 minutes ago, dfsgsfa said:

whats so special besides of touchscreen? (not a fan of fingerprinted screen)

Will feel the most premium compared to other sub-$300 Chromebooks.

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CPU: Xeon X5650 OC'd to 4.2GHz @ 1.35V (courtesy of @XR6)Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X58 RAM: 4x4GB G.Skill DDR3 1866MHz GPU: Asus RX 570 Strix Storage: WD Blue 1TB and a 128GB Kingston UV400 PSU: EVGA 600B Case: Fractal Design Define C Cooling: H100i V2, be quiet! Pure Wings 2 (two intake, two exhausting through radiator) Monitor: 3x Dell P2210 on a Steelcase Eyesite triple monitor stand Mouse: Logitech G403 Prodigy Wireless Keyboard: It changes, but usually Focus FK-9000 Mousepad: Steelseries QcK XL Headphones:  Sennheiser HD598SE

 

 

 

 

i use arch btw

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