Post # 1
I’m trying to research the options that would best meet my needs, and I’m just getting confused. “Ultraportable?” “All-purpose?” I want something fast that will run multiple programs at once. I like to have Pandora open on the internet while I have a zillion Office/Acrobat tabs open to work. It will act as my “all-purpose” laptop in that it will be the only computer I use, so I want it to store and organize pictures, too, but I don’t game and I don’t play DVDs on it. I’d want to watch streaming video of course. I don’t care about burning anything. We have a desktop that can handle all that stuff. I’m leaning towards an ultraportable, but I worry that it won’t be powerful enough.
Has anyone ever bought a factory refurbished laptop? Is it worth the savings? Are refurbished electronics slower?
Also, does anyone have any experience with Samsung computers?
Post # 3
I hear the new MacBookAir is amazing and really lightweight and portable. I’m pretty sure you can run all your programs at once. I don’t know anything about Samsung or any other non-Mac computers, unfortunately.
As far as refurbished computers/electronics go, I was working at an office and they ordered three refurbished Macs and one was defective and had to be exchanged but the others worked fine. Personally though, I wouldn’t buy refurbished. I’m not a tech but I feel that once these machines are opened up and the chips are switched out, etc., they are just never the same because they’re not designed to last a long time in the first place.
Again, that’s just my opinion because I’m definitely not a professional:)
Post # 4
I have a basic Macbook laptop; I’ve had it since 2008, and it’s still running strong as if I had just bought it yesterday.
Macs are nice because they allow you to have a ton of different windows up at once and it doesn’t slow things down.
They also don’t get viruses like PCs do.
I love my Macbook for doing school-related work (I’m a teacher) because I can have student essays, my gradebook, a rubric, and Wedding bee pulled up at once. 😉 haha
Post # 5
I have a Macbook Pro, and I love it. I did the whole PC thing and went right back to a Mac.
Post # 6
I’m going to put another good word in for the macbook pro! My husband got one because we were tired of burning through PC laptops every 3 years. When my laptop kicks the bucket I plan on getting one as well because I’m jealous of how awesome his is.
Post # 7
Dell Alienware M17x Series Gaming Laptops can best meet your needs.