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Looking to buy a laptop under 500$

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    Looking to buy a laptop under 500$


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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I can't help you choose a laptop.
    From the number of posts here from people with laptops that have major problems with them, I personally would not buy one.

    But if you do get one, I suggest you make the suggested recovery media offered by new computers.
    & get factory recovery disks if they are offered by the company.
    I also suggest you get Macrium Reflect Free & make a system image while your new computer is in good running order.

    Windows restore points often go belly up.

    Having good backup that you can depend on is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I can't help you choose a laptop.
    From the number of posts here from people with laptops that have major problems with them, I personally would not buy one.

    But if you do get one, I suggest you make the suggested recovery media offered by new computers.
    & get factory recovery disks if they are offered by the company.
    I also suggest you get Macrium Reflect Free & make a system image while your new computer is in good running order.

    Windows restore points often go belly up.

    Having good backup that you can depend on is good.
    Thanks for the advice.With laptops bestbuy also offer geeksquad protection for 99$,should i consider buying it too? is it worth it?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer1911 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I can't help you choose a laptop.
    From the number of posts here from people with laptops that have major problems with them, I personally would not buy one.

    But if you do get one, I suggest you make the suggested recovery media offered by new computers.
    & get factory recovery disks if they are offered by the company.
    I also suggest you get Macrium Reflect Free & make a system image while your new computer is in good running order.

    Windows restore points often go belly up.

    Having good backup that you can depend on is good.
    do you recommend geek squad protection with laptop? It is available for 99$ for two years, is it worth it?
    I know nothing about it so can't suggest it.
    What I suggested is free except for the factory recovery disks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer1911 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I can't help you choose a laptop.
    From the number of posts here from people with laptops that have major problems with them, I personally would not buy one.

    But if you do get one, I suggest you make the suggested recovery media offered by new computers.
    & get factory recovery disks if they are offered by the company.
    I also suggest you get Macrium Reflect Free & make a system image while your new computer is in good running order.

    Windows restore points often go belly up.

    Having good backup that you can depend on is good.
    do you recommend geek squad protection with laptop? It is available for 99$ for two years, is it worth it?
    I know nothing about it so can't suggest it.
    What I suggested is free except for the factory recovery disks.
    Thanks alot for the advice
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    I'd never buy something like Geek Squad protection, or let them even touch a computer of mine. I've heard many horror stories about their service. They don't do anything you couldn't do yourself for free with maybe a little help from good forums such as this one. As for which laptops to consider, I don't think you can go wrong with a Dell. I got eight years out my my first one.
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