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bob4933

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Jan 3, 2014
Wife's laptop is starting to show its butt, and I dont really feel like dealing with it.

14"
i3-i5 ish
ips panel
more than 4gb of ram (6 is fine) OR have expansion with 2 dimm slots.

Dont care about the rest, I can simply clone a hard drive to an ssd or whatever I need.
 
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bob4933

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if she'd take care of her crap, I'd buy her that. Laptops last her a good year, I normally just get refurbs lol. 500$ maybe too low for what I asked for, TN panel would be fine honestly.
 
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bob4933

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Ive sincerely considered a passive aggressive move like getting her a toughbook lol. The IPS panel was more "For me" than her, she probably couldnt tell the difference lol.

Ill post some things that caught my eye in a bit.

edit:

"Jump to Does Cricut Design Space work on a Chromebook computer? - No. Cricut Design Space requires a Windows or Mac operating system ..."

So no chromebooks, which sucks because thats all she really needs windows for.
 

NiHaoMike

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What about a used Thinkpad? They're built very well and you might be able to find a great deal.
 

ATMINSIDE

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I wouldn't hesitate to get her that 14" Latitude, they're built like tanks.
 

Alaric

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I wouldn't hesitate to get her that 14" Latitude, they're built like tanks.

^QFT. I watched a cat knock my ex wife's Dell laptop 6 feet to a tile floor. Chunks of the case flew through the air when it hit, and she still uses it today, almost 5 years later. That was after the dog ran through the charging cord and yanked it off the table as fast as a 75 lb. Chow can run indoors. Dell laptops have been tough as nails in my experience.
 

ATMINSIDE

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Dell laptops have been tough as nails in my experience.

Especially the higher models. The Latitude, which is their business line, is very well built.
I'm still using a Sandy Bridge era Vostro to this day as my personal laptop.
 

Alaric

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The one I saw used as a soccer ball was just a Dimension. Big chunks of plastic missing from it and it works fine to this day. Other than having Vista, that is. LOL