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Old December 3rd 17, 04:37 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware
Mike S
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Default friend needs new laptop, recommendations? SOLVED

On 12/2/2017 4:10 AM, John McGaw wrote:
On 11/28/2017 7:42 PM, Mike S wrote:
My buddy needs a new laptop, his is over 6 yrs old, runs out of RAM
and slows down often, and crashes when more than 2GB RAM is installed!
A computer shop spent 2 hrs with him trying to install more RAM, then
get it working again when it crashed each time. Due to its age we
think it's smart to get a new computer and sort out the RAM issue
later, or just use it as a backup with enough s/w removed that it's
still usable.

I found this - looks like a decent, affordable machine, to get him
through the next 5 yrs.

He doesn't do muchÂ* more than email (Outlook), browse the web, save
tons of pictures, and do a little Photoshop (CS2 or higher).

I've never bought anything at Walmart before, so I don't know if that
is in itself an issue, or if the machine itself is good. It looks like
good speed for the price, and I wanted to get one with enough RAM that
it is not an issue in future. Do I need to be concerned about buying
h/w from Walmart? And are there better deals in roughly this price
range? Money is definitely an issue.


This any help?


Thank you for the page John, he told me he just bought a Costco w10 box
and I'm going to help him set it up soon. Costco has a 90 day return
policy which I think is quite generous, and the box has a 2 yr full
warranty, so once we get it set up he can give it a good workout and see
if it meets his needs. I'm marking this solved, thanks again.


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