05-27-2011 12:08 PM
Ok so I will get right down to it. I know next to nothing about computers but unfortuantly have broken my old laptop so I am in the market for a new one. With tech changing at such a rapid pace I am completly lost, and on top of all of that I live in an extreamly remote part of northern MN so actualy going into a best buy and talking with a sales rep would entail at least six hours of driving. I am hoping any of you tech savy web crawlers out there who read this can help guide me in the right direction as far as my purchase decision is concerned. I am looking for a laptop with good media and gaming capacity. It is going to be used primarily for entertainment and a bit of web surfing. Also I would like something with a larger screen and none of this new fangled 3D capability stuff I've seen about. I do enjoy older computer games as well as some of the newer ones and I had problems with my old (2004 dell) playing older games built for windows 98 as well as newer games that were beyond the machiens capabilities such as Sid meyers Civilization 4 and 5. If anyone out there can lend a hand and shoot me some sugjestions I would greatly appreciate it.
05-28-2011 06:11 PM
Normally, these boards can handle questions like this. However, if you would like a 'face to face' interaction (so to speak) where you can weigh options, try 1-888-BEST-BUY. A friendly sales associate familar with the laptop and desktop line can lead you through the advantages and disadvantages of each system, as well as explain current promotions and delivery dates.
The HP Envy is a great machine, by the way. I love the speaker system it has included - one of the best you can get on a laptop today! However, you may also choose to look at Alienware or other similar system to suit your needs. If you prefer to remain on these boards, please specify an approximate budget you'd be willing to pay for this type of system. For your needs, I'd recommend a budget of around $1000 to $1400. However, you can definitely get away with a lower cost with a few sacrifies, which can be explained to you.
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05-28-2011 07:31 PM
Your posting came up on my data retrieval as HP is referenced in the threads. Since you say you know little about computers (and even if you do know a lot), you are in good hands on this Forum. You will learn a lot and receive knowledgeable responses and solutions. Since you live so far out this is indeed a good place to start your laptop search.
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