Simple Laptop for my dad- This should be easy.

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by CompUG, Sep 8, 2013.

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  1. CompUG

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    1) What is your budget?
    Less than $799

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    I'd prefer 13 or 14 inch, touchscreen would nice as well.

    3) What country (and state) are you buying this in?
    U.S

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    Apple, Dell, Toshiba

    5) What tasks will you be performing with the notebook?
    Surfing the web, Youtube, email Office Suite

    6) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places or leaving it on your desk?
    both

    7) Will you be playing games on it; if so, which games?
    N/A

    8) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    Longer the better

    9) Do you mind buying online without seeing the notebook in person?
    I honestly don't care

    10) Which OS do you prefer?
    Windows 8

    Screen Specifics

    11) From the choices below, what screen resolutions would you prefer? (more details below)
    Doesn't matter

    Build Quality and Design

    13) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    Lighter, having a backlight keyboard would be nice.


    14) When are you buying this laptop and how long do you want this laptop to last?
    I'm gonna probably buy this within 1-2 months and it need to last about 3 years

    Notebook Components

    15) How much hard drive space do you want; 250GB, 320GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB, or 1.5TB?
    500GB+

    16) Would you prefer a SSD Hard Drive? How much space do you want?
    Doesn't matter

    17) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, CD/DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive?
    Does not matter however putting music on the laptop will be easier with a optical drive

    18) What speed CPU/Processor would you like? Dual core or Quad Core CPU?
    3rd or 4th gen Intel processor.

    19) Do you use wireless, or do you plan on using it? Do you use Bluetooth, or do you plan on using it?
    Yes I am always on Wifi and B.T would be a nice feature to have.
     
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    I agree. The IdeaPads mentioned are pretty solid choice.
     
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    Keep in mind a touch screen adds a significant amount of glare to the screen. I wouldn't get it unless you know it'll get used.
     
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