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Notebook for my Mom (Office, web browsing)

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by PhilCn, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. PhilCn

    PhilCn Newbie

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    Hi folks,

    my mom needs a new notebook, please see below requirements. In addition a few words: I don't want to buy a big bulky notebook with a bad keyboard. It should be motivating to use it. For example, I had something like this in my mind:
    Lenovo 320S-14IKB 80X400J2GE 14" Full HD IPS, Intel Pentium 4415U, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Win10. I could get it for 550$ online.

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    around 550$

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    a. Netbook; 10" screen or less
    b. Ultraportable; 11" - 12" screen
    c. Thin and Light; 13" - 14" screen
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen

    14-15" screen

    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator.
    Germany

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like:
    b. Dislike:
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    No

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    Office, Web browsing, Youtube

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    It would stay on the desk, but it would be nice if it is portable - just in case. So slim and light is still preferred.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    No games

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    3h is enough

    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    Online is fine

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, etc.
    Windows 8 / 10

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. (Scroll down to see screen resolution information.)
    Full HD is minimum

    13) Do you want a glossy/reflective screen or a matte/non-glossy screen? (Scroll down to see explanations.)
    No preference

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    No and yes. Plastic is OK, it shouldn't look bulky. It should look minimalistic.

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    Now...

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    4 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    SSD is preferred, 128GB minimum

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?
    No
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  2. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Given that Moms needs are fairly modest, the Lenovo should fit well.
     
  3. PhilCn

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    Can you give me 2 alternatives that are similar to this one?
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    I cannot since I don't know the German market well. What else is available over there you like and can afford?
     
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    BeastsForever.TheDragon Notebook Evangelist

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    Why not buy a win10 always on tablet then?
     
  6. PhilCn

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    Yes, I was also thinking of a tablet but a problem might be the keyboard.

    I'm still waiting for you guys to suggest a few options here. I guess over here we can get anything you can get in US, so please give me some good options :)
     
  7. ZaZ

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    It's not a matte of availability, but your budget is fairly low, so knowing what's available over there and under budget is difficult for me to say since I'm near the center of the North America. That's why I asked you what was available over there and under budget. If you've got access to the Dell UK Outlet, that might be a good option.
     
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