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Laptop Recommendations Needed

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bmeador

I am a computer retard so let's just get that out of the way. I am looking for a laptop that is inexpensive.

I want it to be able to let me study Garmin View SD cards, OnX, etc..., connect to my Astro, Basecamp, etc...

I also want it to be able to browse the web, the usual stuff...

 

What are ones that you guys/gals like? How much memory do I need? Which processor? I'm looking at a Dell Inspiron right now.

Thanks!

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NECarson

Whatever Best Buy has on sale... 

 

But get a touchscreen. Those are great. 

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Brad Eden

Moving this to General. Might get more traction. I got nuthin. I'm a Mac guy and they dont fall under the inexpensive column, just the awesome column.

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MTRookie76
46 minutes ago, NECarson said:

Whatever Best Buy has on sale... 

 

But get a touchscreen. Those are great. 

 

^^^^

THIS

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NECarson
34 minutes ago, Brad Eden said:

Moving this to General. Might get more traction. I got nuthin. I'm a Mac guy and they dont fall under the inexpensive column, just the awesome column.

I'm either too smart or too dumb to use a Mac. 

 

They frustrate me to no end... 

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browndrake

For your needs, just about any new computer will be just fine.  I'm different  from some  I prefera laptop withiut touch screen.

I'm not a Mac guy either, but they are fine machines.

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Chukarman

I have an iPad and an Apple MacBook Air. I love them both. The iPad is great for HuntX maps and nav work.

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Dogwood

MacBook Pro or Air refurbished from Apple.  Will save a couple hundred bucks with no downside.  I'm using one now.  These computers are so problem and hassle-free I take it for granted. I use Windows based computers at work as the software is based upon that format (typical), but for my personal  non-business software needs I'd never buy a Windows pc/tablet etc.  

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SODAKer

Take a look at the Dell outlet online. I just picked one up, very happy. 

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polecat

I have read  I 7, 8th gen is good for streaming and should be good for 5-10 years. Waiting on that to cut the cord when I have a an extra $1000.

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Steve Hunts

MacBooks and MacBook Pro's through local Craig's List. I see them all the time here for cheap.

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WyomingArt
2 hours ago, Dogwood said:

MacBook Pro or Air refurbished from Apple.  Will save a couple hundred bucks with no downside.  I'm using one now. 

 

What he said.

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Bull

I also need a laptop,I have an IPad that I love but I can't do the updates to my Alpha 100 or Fenix watch or at least I'm not smart enough to do it

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Brad Eden

Hmmm, you might be able to get all you need with an iPad or other PC tablet, all touch screen. Much less expensive than a laptop, different sizes, easy to travel with, etc., etc. you can get refurb iPads from the Apple site at a discount with all the same warranties as new. I spend 95% of my screen time on an iPad and only power up my desktop iMac about once a week. One caveat is if you type a lot. The screen keypad isn't nearly as good as a regular keypad....bit you can but a cordless keypad for tablets as well.

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