Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetHardwareLaptops & Notebooks · 1 decade ago

I need to buy my daughter a lap top. I can not spend more than 600 dollars. What is my best choice?

Thank you.

11 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    A net book.

    Don't waste your money on a crappy laptop.

    If you want a sufficient notebook you should at least spend about 800-900. So either hold off and save for a better PC, or go for the net book.

    A netbook is a really small notebook with Wi-Fi and a simple operating system, it's like a big iPod touch with some text software haha

    You can try to search for deals online, and customize notebooks, and take out programs and parts that you don't need. Depending on what your using it for (I'm assuming school) than it shouldn't be to hard to do.

    You won't need a very powerful processor, or sound system.

    Size won't be an issue.

    You'll have to have a security program. DONT USE MCAFFEE. Get Norton, Vipre, or AVG

    Obviously need Microsoft office.

    Here is a PC i built for you on Dell. This would get you through school, and that's about it. If this is for a college student, she'll survive, if it's for a kid....I'd go with the netbook, but this will deffinitely get the job done.

    Qty SKU Id

    System Color:

    Jet Black BLK 1 [313-7316] 2

    INSPIRON 15:Intel® Pentium® Dual Core T4200 (2.0GHz/800Mhz FSB/1MB cache) 1

    Operating System:

    Genuine Windows Vista® Home Basic Edition SP1


    Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 - Word, Excel + PowerPoint

    Hardware Support Services:

    Classic Protection: 1 yr Ltd Warranty and Mail-In Service

    LCD Panel:

    Glossy, widescreen 15.6 inch display (1366x768) XGA 1 [320-7444] 5


    2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MH

    Hard Drive:

    160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) 160GB

    Video Card:

    Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD

    Combo or DVD+RW Drive:

    8X CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)

    Battery Options:

    4-cell battery 4BAT

    Wireless Networking Cards:

    Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half Mini-Card

    Integrated Web Cam:

    No Webcam Option


    High Definition Audio 2.0 IS 1

    Adobe Software:

    Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9.0 ADOBER 1 [410-1883] 15


    Integrated 10/100 Network Card


    Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core Processor


    Windows Vista™ Basic

    Software - Antivirus:

    Norton 15 month


    Dell Online Backup 2GB for 1 year

    Entertainment and Editing Software:

    WildTangent Games

    Dial-Up Internet Access:

    No ISP requested NISP 1 [412-0148] 37

    This is literally the lowest I could come up with. and it came out to 607$

  • 1 decade ago

    Umm..for a good laptop, I'd have recommended a Dell or HP.

    But seeing that your budget is limited, you'll have to stick to a Lenovo or Acer, but as the Acer user above me warns against it, I'd recommend Lenovo. Just pick any Lappy from these brands that fits your budget. Don't worry about moels and stuff.

    Just go to their respective sites like OR and configure a Lappy to suit your needs.

    And yeah, once again, don't worry about the configuration/specifications too much. As long as it's under your budget, go for it.

    Just a tip, a budget increase of $100-$200 would mean a difference between an average and a nice piece of machine.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I have an acer and it is terrible. Do not get an acer! It stalls and shuts down all the time, the network shuts off, it's slow... My advice is to get a USED MAC laptop. My mom has one and it works just like a new one it's just a ton cheaper. You can get them for around $300. Look them up. It's nice to get something new, but seriously you will not even be able to tell that it's used.

  • 1 decade ago

    First choice Toshiba Satellite, look here, buy direct and save:

    Second choice is a Dell, look here:

    You will not find a gaming lap top for $600.00 if that is what she wants but look at these, very good for every thing:

    You might want to consider the extended warranty and accidental damage as lap tops do not take to rough treatment /dropping etc. and are expensive to repair.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Something like that seems like a good deal since it has good features like 3 gigs of RAM and a 320 gig hard drive has a built in web cam, an hdmi port as well as a dual core processor

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ACER 6930G-744 Laptop

    Really good value, Google it, I have it it's amazing.

  • 1 decade ago

    Get one from Dell you can get a nice one for less than that

  • 1 decade ago

    I would suggest going to where you can customize a laptop to fit your needs and funds.


  • 1 decade ago

    "Need" to.....if only my parents "needed" to buy me things....My parents don't buy me anything at all....if i want something i have to buy it with my own money.Tell your daughter to be grateful that her parents 'need' to buy her 600 dollar laptops...

  • 1 decade ago

    Try gooogle look up "first ever computer".

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