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griffo48

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Hi. My partner who is not tech savvy wants to buy a laptop that will fill the following fairly simple needs:

 

  • Slim lightweight and portable (She travels frequently)
  • Easier to see than the 10" netbook she currently uses (She's not as young as she once was!)
  • She will check emails and do basic web browsing
  • She does presentations so it needs to connect to a variety of data projectors (The netbook doesn't seem to be robust enough to cope with long presentations connected to a projector)
  • Basically a very unsophisticated user...no gaming or anything of that sort
  • A pc rather than Mac

There is a bewildering array of choice and while I'm comfortable around pc's I really don't know where to start what with Chromebooks, hybrids, workstations, ultrabooks. It doesn't need a huge storage capacity or a lot of grunt. Would be very appreciative of guidance.

 

Brian


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:welcome:   griffo48,

 

For the intended use I would suggest a notebook that has a 15`6" screen, a good processor, 8GB of Ram and possibly an SSD as opposed to a mechanical HDD, this will provide a good sized display for your partner, the SSD will boot up and access data quicker than a standard HDD.

 

Can you tell us in which country you will be making the purchase + your maximum budget please.

 

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:welcome:   griffo48,

 

For the intended use I would suggest a notebook that has a 15`6" screen, a good processor, 8GB of Ram and possibly an SSD as opposed to a mechanical HDD, this will provide a good sized display for your partner, the SSD will boot up and access data quicker than a standard HDD.

 

Can you tell us in which country you will be making the purchase + your maximum budget please.

 

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Will be purchasing in Australia. Budget is flexible but would hopefully be around $AU1000


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HP Notebook - 15-R224TX  no SSD but covers everything else.


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HP Notebook - 15-R224TX  no SSD but covers everything else.

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I shall look at your suggestion and make a decision from there.


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You are most welcome  :)

 

Let us know what you decide and any more questions along the way please ask.


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