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My sister-in-law needs a new computer. Basically, all she needs is a glorified web browsing and email sending machine. No bells. No whistles. Saving cash is paramount.

Any suggestions?

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54 responses to this post.

  1. I’m a big fan of Dell’s, so I’d suggest anything in the Dell Inspiron series. I’ve had an Inspiron Laptop for about 5 years now with a minimum of trouble. I can’t really say so much for the Inspiron Desktops because I don’t have personal experience with them, but if she’s willing to drop a little more change, I’d suggest a Dell Optiplex desktop, as I know for a FACT they are solid; they make up the core of the clients I’ve support for the past couple of years and they’ve always been good performers.
    Whatever she gets, I HIGHLY recommend getting the extended 3 year warranty. They cost a little, yeah, but it’s SO worth it. Whatever computer you get, you’re going to have SOME problem with it in a 3 year period, and it ALWAYS pays for itself.

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  2. I’m a big fan of Dell’s, so I’d suggest anything in the Dell Inspiron series. I’ve had an Inspiron Laptop for about 5 years now with a minimum of trouble. I can’t really say so much for the Inspiron Desktops because I don’t have personal experience with them, but if she’s willing to drop a little more change, I’d suggest a Dell Optiplex desktop, as I know for a FACT they are solid; they make up the core of the clients I’ve support for the past couple of years and they’ve always been good performers.
    Whatever she gets, I HIGHLY recommend getting the extended 3 year warranty. They cost a little, yeah, but it’s SO worth it. Whatever computer you get, you’re going to have SOME problem with it in a 3 year period, and it ALWAYS pays for itself.

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  3. I’m a big fan of Dell’s, so I’d suggest anything in the Dell Inspiron series. I’ve had an Inspiron Laptop for about 5 years now with a minimum of trouble. I can’t really say so much for the Inspiron Desktops because I don’t have personal experience with them, but if she’s willing to drop a little more change, I’d suggest a Dell Optiplex desktop, as I know for a FACT they are solid; they make up the core of the clients I’ve support for the past couple of years and they’ve always been good performers.
    Whatever she gets, I HIGHLY recommend getting the extended 3 year warranty. They cost a little, yeah, but it’s SO worth it. Whatever computer you get, you’re going to have SOME problem with it in a 3 year period, and it ALWAYS pays for itself.

    Reply

  4. I’m a big fan of Dell’s, so I’d suggest anything in the Dell Inspiron series. I’ve had an Inspiron Laptop for about 5 years now with a minimum of trouble. I can’t really say so much for the Inspiron Desktops because I don’t have personal experience with them, but if she’s willing to drop a little more change, I’d suggest a Dell Optiplex desktop, as I know for a FACT they are solid; they make up the core of the clients I’ve support for the past couple of years and they’ve always been good performers.
    Whatever she gets, I HIGHLY recommend getting the extended 3 year warranty. They cost a little, yeah, but it’s SO worth it. Whatever computer you get, you’re going to have SOME problem with it in a 3 year period, and it ALWAYS pays for itself.

    Reply

  5. I’m a big fan of Dell’s, so I’d suggest anything in the Dell Inspiron series. I’ve had an Inspiron Laptop for about 5 years now with a minimum of trouble. I can’t really say so much for the Inspiron Desktops because I don’t have personal experience with them, but if she’s willing to drop a little more change, I’d suggest a Dell Optiplex desktop, as I know for a FACT they are solid; they make up the core of the clients I’ve support for the past couple of years and they’ve always been good performers.
    Whatever she gets, I HIGHLY recommend getting the extended 3 year warranty. They cost a little, yeah, but it’s SO worth it. Whatever computer you get, you’re going to have SOME problem with it in a 3 year period, and it ALWAYS pays for itself.

    Reply

  6. I’m a big fan of Dell’s, so I’d suggest anything in the Dell Inspiron series. I’ve had an Inspiron Laptop for about 5 years now with a minimum of trouble. I can’t really say so much for the Inspiron Desktops because I don’t have personal experience with them, but if she’s willing to drop a little more change, I’d suggest a Dell Optiplex desktop, as I know for a FACT they are solid; they make up the core of the clients I’ve support for the past couple of years and they’ve always been good performers.
    Whatever she gets, I HIGHLY recommend getting the extended 3 year warranty. They cost a little, yeah, but it’s SO worth it. Whatever computer you get, you’re going to have SOME problem with it in a 3 year period, and it ALWAYS pays for itself.

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  7. I saw one advertised a week or so ago that was a Dell or a Toshiba for something like $359 or $559. I’m all Macs all the time, but it looked tempting, considering what I need it for a lot of the time.

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  8. I saw one advertised a week or so ago that was a Dell or a Toshiba for something like $359 or $559. I’m all Macs all the time, but it looked tempting, considering what I need it for a lot of the time.

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  9. I saw one advertised a week or so ago that was a Dell or a Toshiba for something like $359 or $559. I’m all Macs all the time, but it looked tempting, considering what I need it for a lot of the time.

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  10. I saw one advertised a week or so ago that was a Dell or a Toshiba for something like $359 or $559. I’m all Macs all the time, but it looked tempting, considering what I need it for a lot of the time.

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  11. I saw one advertised a week or so ago that was a Dell or a Toshiba for something like $359 or $559. I’m all Macs all the time, but it looked tempting, considering what I need it for a lot of the time.

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  12. I saw one advertised a week or so ago that was a Dell or a Toshiba for something like $359 or $559. I’m all Macs all the time, but it looked tempting, considering what I need it for a lot of the time.

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  13. That’s really helpful, thank you. I copied what you wrote and emailed it to her verbatim.

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  14. buy a wii. $250 AND you get game options. πŸ™‚

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  15. buy a wii. $250 AND you get game options. πŸ™‚

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  16. buy a wii. $250 AND you get game options. πŸ™‚

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  17. buy a wii. $250 AND you get game options. πŸ™‚

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  18. buy a wii. $250 AND you get game options. πŸ™‚

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  19. buy a wii. $250 AND you get game options. πŸ™‚

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  20. Also tell her to look in the “outlet” section of Dell’s website. You can find some good bargains on refurb/returned/scratch and dent. We’ve bought two desktops and a laptop from there and have had no problems with any of them.

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  21. Thanks for the tip! I will pass that along.

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  22. I love the Wii! Now I want Wii Fit.

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  23. Thank you!

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  24. wii fit is So Much Fun!

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