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Whats the flshdrive for on a laptop???

 

 

 

 

 

Im trying to figure out which laptop to buy and I know next to nothing about them.

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Re: Whats the flshdrive for on a laptop???

It would help to know what you plan on doing with your lap top.

 

Do you have any experience with a desktop or tower computer?

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Re: Whats the flshdrive for on a laptop???

i would like to start keeping track of the books in our business. checking facebook and playing a game or two.

And yes I have a little experiance with a desktop Ive had an i-pad for about fours years so ive been mostly using it but I need windows programs for bookkeeping I think?

 

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Re: Whats the flshdrive for on a laptop???

You can get a lot of decent laptops for a good price.

 

Visually the main difference you will see in a lap top right away is the screen size.  I personaly find that while smaller screens are generaly more light weight and have better battery time, that the small screen can get difficult or frustrating to work with.  By small I am thinking of anything under 15"

 

The significant break then after that is you mentioned games.  Gaming laptops tend to be significanly more expensive. But the non gaming laptops can still run a lot of basic games and would work just fine with any Facebook Game.

 

Laptops and computers are going to have basic stats.  memory and hard drive space.

 

Most laptops these days come with a minumum of 4 GB of RAM. Which for your needs shoud be sufficient. You can do anything online, run office software ( I am a fan of MS Office), many book keeping softwares that are available. 

 

Hard Drive storage space will vary greatly. I would look for one with a minimum of 500 GB.  That is not a high end level of storage but it is significant. 

 

I would say pretty much any of the Dell or HP computers they would have on display should work fine.  Just make sure it is listed as having Windows. 

 

I would advise you to stay away from those listed as having eMMC Flash Memory.  They tend to have very small storage. They are really good for people that use their laptop for email and web based activities. 

 

These are two that I often recommend for people with your needs.

 

HP Laptop

Dell Inspirion

 

One other thing to be aware of is many of your smaller lightweight laptops do not have a DVD/CD Rom drive.  Not a big deal because you can buy an external DVD drive that will plug into the USB port

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Re: Whats the flshdrive for on a laptop???

You will need a Flash Drive to complete the creation of the recovery drive. This is very important should you need to ever reinstall the factory image on your laptop.

 

Geek Squad can provide these services for you at a cost. It's best to inquire at your local store to see how they can help.

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