locked Re: new computer


Don H
 

The other thing I want is a numeric key pad thus looking only at 15 and
higher screen sizes. Most smaller laptops don't have this feature. I
also have not seen any Asus with the numeric key pad and few Dells have one.
This Envy I currently have is still working fine but one of the hinges
on the screen is falling apart. Of course it is over 6 years old having
only a 4th gen I 7 processor.

On 9/16/2022 6:01 PM, Brian Vogel wrote:
On Fri, Sep 16, 2022 at 06:40 PM, Don H wrote:

Guess I will go back to looking at the Lenovo Yoga or Ideapad.

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I'd also strongly encourage you to look at places other than Sam's
Club.  WalMart and Sam's Club both have models that are only sold in
those stores, and often vary from the almost exactly the same model
elsewhere.  And on many occasions there's little cost savings, too,
unless you're buying a bottom of the barrel machine, and you're
definitely not doing that.

Asus makes some good machines, too, as does Acer at the high end of its
line.  The Dell Outlet is not a bad place to look, either, unless you're
anti-Dell, and some are.  Normally I'd recommend looking at
business-class refurbished machines, too, as they're very often great
values and have much better build quality than consumer class machines,
but right now there's a dearth of those in general, and particularly any
that have the specs to run Windows 11, and you don't want to buy a new
machine now that either isn't already coming with Windows 11 or can be
upgraded to it.  The clock is ticking on Windows 10, and October 2025
will be here before we know it!
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Brian -Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044

It is well to open one's mind but only as a preliminary to closing it .
. . for the supreme act of judgment and selection.

~ Irving Babbitt

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