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Tim Naehrings Girl

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Sadly it is time to replace my 2012 Toshiba Satellite. All I do on this computer, is web surfing, email and household budget stuff. I would also love to watch movies but that is about it. My issue is I would prefer not to have a touch screen, we don't work well together. What is the best computer out there, if possible keeping it under $500.00?
 

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Chromebooks come in the $150-$300 price range. They're not for online gaming or anything huge, but they'll do email, web browsing, have apps for netflix/hulu, and can do your basic document editing through google drive/sheets/docs/etc.
 

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My dad has similar requirements to yours, with the addition of streaming MLBtv a few days a week, and he just bought this. it's not the prettiest and HP's bloatware causes occasional headaches, but he tells me for the price he's pretty happy with it.

EDIT: It has touchscreen functionality but he usually leaves that turned off.
 
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Bleedred

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My laptop being officially dead, I'm in the market for a new one. I'd like to spend $1,000 or less. Principal uses are basic web surfing and working on my law firm network with documents (drafting and the like). Speed is functionality are paramount. I've never used an Apple, so I'm likely looking at another non-apple product. My last laptop was a thinkpad 440 ts, which died after 3.5 years.

Thoughts?
 
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Bleedred - I am only a law student and not a lawyer, so take this with a grain of salt, but Lenovo has great computers. I've heard good things about the Yoga 710 and Thinkpad, as well as about the recent line of smaller Dell laptops. Generally around $750-1000.
 

Bleedred

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Bleedred - I am only a law student and not a lawyer, so take this with a grain of salt, but Lenovo has great computers. I've heard good things about the Yoga 710 and Thinkpad, as well as about the recent line of smaller Dell laptops. Generally around $750-1000.
The motherboard of my lenovo thinkpad completely failed 3.5 years in. Maybe that is a statistical anomaly, but I'm now wary of think pads.
 

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I purchased an hp Spectre x360 earlier this year - it's a great laptop. I would definitely recommend it. Make sure you get 16gb memory with it.

I got the one with 1920x1080 display, 4k seems unnecessary in a 13" and the battery life takes a hit.

The laptop is extremely light and the battery lasts much longer than any of my previous laptops.
 

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Just ignore if this is the wrong thread.
I'm considering/want a large tablet. I would be using it as a dedicated song book-lyrics and songs. Refurb a good way too go? Not much to spend.
Thanks