Post # 1
So I have been having trouble with my laptop charging. I’m unsure if it is just the powr cord or if it is the kiss-of-death internal issue. I’ve ordered a new powercord and will have it Thursday so we’ll see.
Anyways, if it is the kiss-of-death then I will need a new laptop since I start my MS program in two months. Can you tech-savvy bees suggest affordable laptops that can run Microsoft Office (I know there are cloud-based office suites but I am attached!)??
Thanks for any and all suggestions!
Post # 3
Honestly I love my MacBook Pro. I’ve had it for 4 years now and it runs like the day I bought it. I haven’t had to upgrade the OS either. And because of school I have to have the Microsoft Office suite and it works fine.
Post # 4
You should check on the status of the battery as well. That is usually the culprit.
I don’t buy anything but Macs. I use Mac Office, which is the same as Microsoft Office. I only buy Macs because I simply don’t have problems with them. Ever. I have had this laptop for 6 years, no issues!
Post # 5
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Try checking out decide.com – it’s a website that lets you search for electronics and tells you if it’s forecasted to drop in price or go up in price in the near future. You can filter by different technical aspects too!
Post # 6
@solidarity: +1 to it more likely being the battery.
I’m a fan of Dell. You can customise to get what you want, and their support is good, at least here in Australia. Again speaking for Australia: all Dells come with Windows, so will run Microsoft Office. (But you have to buy Office separately (which you can do by customising your Dell order) or already have it).
Post # 7
I have used both Mac and PC for years. I have no trouble with either. PC’s are much more affordable and will work just fine. I currently use a Lenovo and love it and it only cost like $340.
Post # 8
It’s most likely just your battery that needs to be replaced.
Post # 9
I vote battery, too. I highly dislike macs, so you won’t hear a reccomendation from me for a mac. There are a lot of websites that you can custom build laptops on the cheap. My husband just built an Asus laptop, but his is gaming oriented so it was a bit more expensive than what you’re looking for, but it shouldn’t be difficult to custom build a laptop to suit your needs for more than 400 bucks or so.
Post # 10
@BlueBelle0927: I also vote Macbook Pro. But if it’s not affordable, go with an Ultrabook from basically any well-known PC brand like Sony, Asus, Lenovo, Dell, etc.
Post # 11
Another Mac only user. After having $hitty Dells do nothing but die year after year, I caved 7 years ago and bought a Macbook. The only reason I bought a new Macbook this year is because the batch editing I do with my dSLR photography was too much for my 7-year-old laptop.
Post # 12
@paula1248: All Macs run Microsoft Office, as well. Just FYI 🙂 – your post made it sound like you thought only Windows machines ran it!
Post # 13
@michiru4ever: Another vote for Macbook Pro here!!!
Post # 14
Agreed- Mac here as well 😉
Post # 15
Thanks Bees but a Mac is definitely out of my price range!
I thought it was the battery as well but I just bought a new one about 5 months ago so I’m not sure that is it. I ordered another new battery with the powercord so we’ll see if that helps.
@Hyperventilate: This sounds like a good idea. Would you be able to post a couple links to websites that do this?
@elysion: I’ll definitely check this site out! Thanks!