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    My folks need a laptop, currently they use my old hand me down computer parts. Right now they are using AMD X2 4800 with 2GB RAM from 2005, I have a core 2 duo E8400 but the board is ATX so doesn't fit in their micro ATX case and they wouldn't buy a new one so they were stuck with it.

    It is old and slow but not only that they struggle to see the small fonts of web browsers sitting 10+ feet away from the TV screen in the living room.

    I know little about laptops, never needed to deal with them as I never had a use for them but now the time has come to be enlightened.

    They need it for
    General internet browsing
    Online banking
    Backing up photos to the cloud
    Word processing (they have office already)

    They got 600 max to spend
    Last edited by keefy; 10-23-2013 at 17:06.

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    Here's a cheap HP which should do everything they need, it does have Windows 8 though:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/569134-hp-255-laptop-h6e10ea-abu

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    My folks need a laptop, currently they use my old hand me down computer parts. Right now they are using AMD X2 4800 with 2GB RAM from 2005, I have a core 2 duo E8400 but the board is ATX so doesn't fit in their micro ATX case and they wouldn't buy a new one so they were stuck with it.

    It is old and slow but not only that they struggle to see the small fonts of web browsers sitting 10+ feet away from the TV screen in the living room.

    I know little about laptops, never needed to deal with them as I never had a use for them but now the time has come to be enlightened.

    They need it for
    General internet browsing
    Online banking
    Backing up photos to the cloud
    Word processing (they have office already)

    They got 600 max to spend
    http://h20386.www2.hp.com/UKStore/Me...t=ABU&sel=PBNB

    business class laptops tend to built better (for reliability) compared to consumer models.

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    You can buy laptops with a HDMI slot in it if your folks have HDTV if not you can buy a converter from ebay.
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    I'd spend as close to that 600 budget as possible. Cheap laptops are really slow even for basic tasks such as web browsing. Anything with an i5 processor and at least 4GB of RAM should be fine. Anything less and they show their age very quickly and you'll need to shell out again in a couple of years.

    The one that Matrix posted would be good.
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