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We've sent the pos back to Dell many times through the past year or so, every time it's hinges rebreak (googled the model, this is a common issue ) and it overheats everyday. It's been nothing but trouble.

The apps she uses is MSN Messenger (is there some sort of alternative to this?), Skype, Open Office, and Chrome (Facebook, youtube, photobucket).

So her PC performance needs aren't huge necessarily.

What should she get? I also saw an ad for a free xbox if you get select Windows 7 PC's, are those any good?
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post #2 of 24
I guess any ol' laptop would work. Maybe an envy 14? Looks nice, should well exceed anything she needs. Dunno about durability, which seems to be the main issue here. Maybe a thinkpad? (I'm just throwing things around since I use a macbook)
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HP Dm1z

Do it now.
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post #4 of 24
A dell studio or something just basic would do her just fine. No need to go balls out on a laptop if that's all shes going to do.
 
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Thinkpads are built like tanks. Typing on my 2.5 year old Lenovo T60.

Thing has been dropped a few times and a corner of the top cover broke off from daily abuse and it still runs like a tank.
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post #6 of 24
ChromeOS Netbook.
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ChromeOS Netbook.
I thought about that, but what about music playing and msn? Plus I'm sure she'll rage when she's not in a wifi zone.
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post #8 of 24
A tablet would do nicely.
post #9 of 24
Would she be ok with a netbook? HP dm1z is great.
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Ok how about this, forget the durability thing (not that I'm asking for it to be not endurable ), but what's a good budget laptop, maybe $500, well maybe a bit higher, if you can justify the cost to me, it's ok if it's nearly $700
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