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Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? #5441228 05/28/20 06:49 PM
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My tenant asked me what he could buy new for $200.00 or less on a lap top. I personally know nothing about lap tops. Never owned one and no interest in one for myself. Any help would be appreciated please.


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Re: Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? [Re: BAJA_05] #5441233 05/28/20 07:00 PM
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A chrome book would be my choice. Any $200 laptop running windows will be slow.


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Re: Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? [Re: BAJA_05] #5441234 05/28/20 07:01 PM
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Look at Chromebooks. Regardless, any new laptop at that price point will have a crappy dim display with crummy resolution. A real joy to use - NOT!


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Re: Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? [Re: BAJA_05] #5441239 05/28/20 07:06 PM
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You won't really find anything decent for that little money.

Re: Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? [Re: BAJA_05] #5441241 05/28/20 07:07 PM
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$200 buys a junk Microsoft PC and a dead Apple Mac.
For surfing, email and everyday stuff, Chromebooks are king.

Costco has great prices and guarantees; their selection changes all the time.
I think $299 is the best they have on line right now.

Here is a nice Asus from Amazon. Asus is the best quality per price of any computers. Refurbs are generally even cheaper.
Asus Chromebook

Remember, an ultra-cheap computer will be nothing but trouble. It won't perform, the screen will be terrible and it won't last.
Good luck.


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Re: Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? [Re: BAJA_05] #5441253 05/28/20 07:19 PM
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For $200, you really have to know your laptops and pick up a used one on eBay. It's surprising how some of them hold their value. I'm going to dump my Surface Pro 5 when the Surface Pro 8 comes out. I don't think it will cost me that much to move up once I factor in getting rid of the old one. I just bumped into a guy who has an old laptop running Windows 95! It's over 20 years old. It's like those old Novell servers you'd find running in a closet that's been up for years but everyone forgot about it.

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Chromebook only at that price. Better technology anyway.


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Re: Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? [Re: BAJA_05] #5441263 05/28/20 07:29 PM
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My advice is not to give laptop buying advice to your tenant, since you admit you know nothing about laptops.

What will you say when they come back to you for advice for what YOU recommended?


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Re: Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? [Re: BAJA_05] #5441266 05/28/20 07:37 PM
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I had to spend around $525 to get a pretty decent Windows laptop. As others have said, a Chromebook is in the $200 range. Did your neighbor say what he was going to use this laptop for?

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$200 refurbished laptops have always treated me well for general web browsing, email, etc. It's been two years or so since I've bought one. I'd probably go chromebook now.


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Re: Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? [Re: BAJA_05] #5441286 05/28/20 08:02 PM
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For that price, buy a used HP Elitebook. They were generally treated well, and came off lease in good shape. I paid $150 for my 8440p, in great shape. Throw a cheap SSD in it, minimum 4gb of ram, and you'll be off to the races.

I use an 8730W at home that I think I paid $250 for, and it's treated me amazingly well over the years.


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$280 for this one seems decent, comes with latest gen intel i3 4gb ram 128gb ssd. https://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-15-La...SSD-Natural-Silver-15-dy1024wm/163635554

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Re: Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? [Re: BAJA_05] #5441380 05/28/20 10:07 PM
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Re: Any decent lap tops for $200.00 or less? [Re: BAJA_05] #5441407 05/28/20 11:46 PM
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You may find a halfway decent chromebook at $200.. Check out the new kindle fire hd10. A lot of machine for the price.

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