Re: Laptops vs Computer laptops Question Please.


Carolyn Arnold
 

I see it exactly your way, Gene about warranties.

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I never buy extended warranties on computers. In this case, the price you are paying is more than half the price of a new computer and, while something may happen, it probably won't.

Gene
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From: Janet
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Juan,

Best Buy did offer me a three year accidental warranty, and I did buy it,
but it cost me $245. If I wanted total Geek insurance, that would have cost
another $145, and that was only for one year, so if I wanted the total
insurance next year, I would have to pay another $145. All this insurance
could cost more than the Laptop! Smile! On both of those Laptops did have
SSD, as I do like those on my machines.





Janet



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I don’t know the in and outs of best buys policies Unfortunately but they do
offer extended warranty on open box items so that might be something to
consider. The amount you will save from buying an open item could be used to
buy the extended warranty.



I understand all about not needing the latest and greatest. I just went over
to my brothers house and installed an SSD to his 2005 dell xps M1330 dual
core laptop. He was ready to throw it out cause it was very slow and he only
needs it to watch movies. Putting that SSD gave it another life line with a
clean of windows 10.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

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From: Monte Single
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 7:28 PM
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Hi Juan,



If it is an “open box” item at bestbuy, would the usual 1 year warranty
apply?



I purchased a used hp desktop from amazon about 18 months ago.

It has a 6th gen I 5 processor with 8 gig of ddr4 ram.



It’s a little slow decompressing large, 30 gig files, and converting books
from text to speech, but that’s fine.



I’m not trying to prevent a cataclysm with it.

If I get 2 or 3 years use out of it, that’s fine.

99 per cent of us do not need the latest and the greatest.





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The one that I currently have is the Lenovo legion but again it’s a gaming
computer so might be over kill for what you are looking for. Best buy has
been doing that more recently, selling open box items. They are not bad it
might just be some one opened it didn’t like it and returned it. I am sure
they have inspected it to make sure everything is like new but you can
always tell them that you want a brand new one. That sales person doesn’t
sound like a good one if he didn’t tell you what you were buying. I got one
of those when I went in so I went to a different best buy and got a better
sales person. I almost bought an Asus gaming computer because of the
keyboard layout and everything being so nicely spaced out but it did not
have a number pad. It really depends on how much you are looking to spend,
if you want to save some money you can get an i5 9th generation processer to
save some money and you would not notice the difference in speed with the 10
generation. I would safely go back as far as a 6 generation i5 processer for
what you are looking to do.



Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
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Hi Juan,

I did go in to the Best Buy store, and I felt the keys on the Asus, and I
did like that as it also had a NumPad. I just didn’t know it was what Best
Buy calls out of the box, as the salesmen never told me that. I also seen a
HP Laptop I liked, and I also seen a Dell Laptop I liked, but I now don’t
know if all those Laptops are out of the box, meaning someone could have
brought it back to the store as a trade in after they might have had it for
several months or even a year. Although, as I am searching online, I have
noticed the Asus Laptops now have the Intell processor instead of the AMD
Risen like the one I bought. So, I don’t really know what all that means.
Can you tell me what kind of keyboard you have with those keys, as that
sounds like something I would like as well, or is it the Lenovo one you
currently have? I had a Lenovo a few weeks ago, and the problem I had with
the keys on the keyboard, was the keys would stick down in the board when I
pressed them. The keys were to large for my fingers, and they were to many
different shapes, meaning some of them were long, some of them were short.



Thank you for all this.

Janet







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A great method of finding the right laptop for you is to go into a computer
shop and have some hands on with the laptop. I personally do not like the
crammed keyboards so I went in and found one that has great spacing. I also
wanted one with a number pad and this one had it. I also would stay with any
of the intel core I5 computers or AMD Ryzen 5 and up for processors. 8 GB
Ram and SSD of 250 GB or higher.

Lenovo is my computer manufacture of choice right now but that doesn’t mean
there isn’t other good computers in the dell, hp, lineups.

Juan Gonzalez

IT – DAX Analyst/IT Support Technician | Information Technology

Phone: 312 .666.1331 Ext. 3704

www.chicagolighthouse.org

















From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 3:17 PM
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Hi,

Thank you for this. I won’t be doing any gaming or video though. I want a
Laptop basically for using email, basic editing, etc. So I know what I
want, but trying to find it is another thing. LOL!



Janet





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Fawaz Abdul rahman
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Hi these are like model names, think pad and ideapad from Linovo as far as I
know and vivobook from Asus.

They are like series, and you can find plenty of models in that series, just
as for example, iPad pro 2018, 2020 etc.

Naturally 2020 model will have more updated specs such as processor or ram
etc.

Think pad for example 14inch laptop with intel processer and several models
coming either i5 or i7 and all of them U which means low energy consumption.

So all of them laptop just different companies and different models.

You have others similar to these, dell xps, hp specter etc.

To know which one you should pick, first decide for what you are getting the
device for, if heavy gaming or video editing etc, these are not so good, but
for productivity and portability, these are perfect.

And laptops which are for gaming and more than 14-15 inch will be not so
great with portability hence they will be quite heavy.



Good luck.



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From: Janet
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 11:30 PM
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Hi everyone,

Can someone please explain to me the difference between a Laptop ThinkPad or
an IdeaPad or a Vivobook Laptop, as opposed to a computer Laptop? I am doing
some searching on line about the Laptop Vivobook I recently bought, as it is
showing this is not a new Laptop, and I didn't know that as the salesmen at
Best Buy didn't tell me that. So I am seeing sales for computer Laptops and
ThinkPad Laptops, IdeaPad Laptops, Vivobook Laptops, but then I see
different prices for computer Laptops.



Thank you all for any help in this.



Janet

Janet oppsode



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