Cheap laptop computers. Good or don't bother?

Sonny Bonds

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Jul 21, 2019
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Xmas present for the misses.


  • Seamlessly switch between laptop and tablet
  • Enjoy tablet versatility and the processing power of a laptop
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home with a sleek 10.1” screen
  • 32GB EMMC and 4GB of RAM
  • Impressive lithium-ion 6000mAH battery
  • Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Quad-Core processor
  • Micro SD slot, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and Mini HDMI
$230. She wants to watch shows through wifi and just do general stuff like browsing.
 

Caesar

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Mar 3, 2005
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I’s pretty good value if you need a keyboard and Windows 10, but I can’t see the point if she’s just going to browse and stream video.

Go for a tablet - for the same dollars you’ll get something lighter, faster and with longer battery life.
 
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HulkSmash

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Jan 7, 2020
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I'd be wary of the Kogan branded stuff. Mind you, I brought a Acer Chromebook for work from Kogan (huge in education circles) and it still goes alright. Only upgraded to a new Lenovo Chromebook because I wanted the ability to run Android apps. Going to repurpose the Acer one at work.

If you must get a cheap laptop only for browsing and video, a Chromebook is a good choice. I have one for the daily carry and it works a treat. Otherwise, yes, a tablet will do the same trick.
 

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