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My daughter needs a laptop for college classes she is taking…

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My daughter needs a laptop for college classes she is taking online. Any recommendations for a good system that I can purchase for her? Needs to be able to have web access, decent web searches, watch class videos, etc. Does not need to have something high end with super gaming abilities, but not just a dumb terminal type system either. Current laptop not working - already has to use a secondary keypad....horrible experience when doing a lot of typing for college etc. Any chance of making a recommendation for something that I can easily find on Amazon or Dell for her, for example? Thanks
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What is your budget?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I would rather ask for what it would cost me to meet the performance that is needed.

$500 and more

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Higher price = faster system

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Is it not possible to find a well functioning unit that can last her a few years in the $400-600 range.If it cost 500....ok. But she is hard on things.Speed is good. But she is not doing engineering or high grahics.

I understand, allow me a few moments to gather you some links to systems in that range

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
ok tx

ASUS X541UA:

https://www.amazon.com/X541UA-WB71T-RD-X541UA-Laptop-Processor-Windows/dp/B078ZLYGKW/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521517386&sr=1-7&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A7817224011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289792011

Dell Inspiron : https://www.amazon.com/Flagship-Inspiron-Touchscreen-Quad-Core-Bluetooth/dp/B077YSPHZX/ref=sr_1_11?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521517449&sr=1-11&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A7817224011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289792011

HP HD : https://www.amazon.com/HP-Touchscreen-Notebook-Processor-Bluetooth/dp/B078BQVGFV/ref=sr_1_18?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521517505&sr=1-18&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A7817224011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289792011

Acer Aspire : https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Performance-i7-7500U-Process-Bluetooth/dp/B077GF2VY8/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521517555&sr=1-15&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A7817224011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289792011

Lenovo 320 : https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-AntiGlare-Performance-Recordable-Bluetooth/dp/B0791FR88F/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521517722&sr=1-1&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A7817224011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289792011%2Cp_89%3ALenovo%2Cp_n_size_browse-bin%3A2423841011

Lenovo T440p - this one is lowest priced because screen is 14inch : https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ultrabook-Performance-Dual-Core-Refurbished/dp/B0799R3HBR/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521517602&sr=1-3&keywords=laptop&refinements=p_n_feature_five_browse-bin%3A7817224011%2Cp_n_feature_four_browse-bin%3A2289792011%2Cp_89%3ALenovo

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Also, be mindful of hard drives, SSD hard drives are faster, but usually smaller capacity: around 250GB, regular hard drivers are bit slower, but offer higher capacity: 1TB

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
This is all fine, but I could also look up laptops and prices. My problem is not fully understanding the relative importance of performance parameters. Are u actully recommending these, or forwardimg them only because they are in the price range we discussed?

They all have i7 or powerful i5 processors, 8GB or more of memory and good hard drives. those are the main "choosing" components of every system. Also, they are build by known manufacturers. All models are new with latest Windows, so will be supported for a while. That is why I recommended them. And in the price range too.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Then.....dell vs hp?

yes, those are good choices. HP has 2TB HDD and Dell 1TB that is the main difference between them

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But I would double check with seller before buying, because in some places it says 2TB for HP and in some 1TB.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
What I mean is, which would "you" choose?

I would go for a Dell. I have worked with Inspirons and have nothing bad to say about them.

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