Need laptop, suggestions?

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    The only reliable part of my Asus was the power supply I salvaged. Still works just fine, unlike the lemon-laptop that came with it.
     
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    I've been using Dells forever, rarely ever had a problem (one hard drive went bad after 5 years) and I buy refurbished.
     
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    Try a local computer users group...

    ... check with yer local library.
     
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    I read lots of reviews and they said this one was built like a tank, and it is.

    Had limited experience with Dells, just one. Not bad for a company that used to make comic books.
     
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    my2¢ So it goes.

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    Haven't been to the thread in a couple of days. Here's the deal. Wife asked what we're going to do about getting a new laptop. Very innocently said we'll look for something she's comfortable with technology-wise and take it from there. Few hours later she said I made her feel stupid. Now there isn't a week that goes by where she's not asking me to look at the TV and/or remote because she can't get to something or other. I didn't bring that up and thought I had put things very diplomatically.

    Anyways, thanks all for the very useful notes and resources. Biggest drawback to any action hasn't been my mouth but this Arizona heat which puts a damper on both of us wanting to go out for anything but the bare necessities.
     
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    If it matters I've loaded up the Dell with the supplementary 500 gig disk drive and it's working famously, smooth, lightning fast, and the whole deal cost me $210. More bang for the buck than I've ever had before.
     
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    There are lots of good laptops are available on the market under $400. For example
    • Acer Aspire E 15 E5
    • HP 15-BS020WM
    • Samsung Chromebook Plus XE513C24
    • Dell Inspiron 3000 Series
    • ASUS Chromebook Flip C213SA
     

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