Re: Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

chris judge

I think I paid $249 Canadian for mine. It has four gig of ram which is standard, at least it was when I got mine a little over a year ago, and 64 gig of storage. Keyboard has a nice feel with lots of distinction between keys. I should really get off my high horse and learn the dam thing. 😁

Chris Judge

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Sent: November 25, 2020 9:36 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Need basic Windows Laptop Ideas

I'm going to second what George said. I got myself a Chromebook a couple of weeks ago and I love it. If someone isn't set on getting a Windows10 machine, A Chromebook might be enough to accomplish certain things.
Second, you don't have to spend that much on a decent machine.

On 2020-11-25 7:46 p.m., George McCoy wrote:
If I were in your shoes, I would seriously consider a Chromebook.

On 11/25/2020 2:43 PM, Lisa Belville wrote:
Hi, all.

My sister and I want to get our mom a very basic Windows laptop for
Christmas. She's used Windows, but back in the XP days, and she
hasn't used a PC since then.

I'm looking for machines that are relatively inexpensive, like under
$300 and are reputable brands with minimum specs-- She'll just do
basic web surfing, on line shopping, Netflix, and maybe some YouTube
and video calling.

I'm looking for something with a full size keyboard, otherwise, we
can provide a wireless Logitech one.

I really don't want to pay more for one with an SSD because she's not
going to be a power user by any means.

Also, mom is sighted, but would probably benefit from the
magnification capability in Windows. She doesn't need any other
specialized software.

TIA for the thoughts.


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