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Donna asks…

Will buying a Dell 10.1 Inspiron Mini 1012 Netbook come with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint etc. 2010?

I have a project due in a couple of weeks but the papers I need won’t let me type with the microsoft I have, and I’ve been meaning to buy a new laptop for a while, so will my new laptop come with the program?

steve answers:

Only if you pay for it.

You may get a demo program good for 30 days or X number of usess, but not for permenant use.

Dell gives that disclaimer when you order on line.

George asks…

what all can i do on a eMachines Black 10.1″ eM350-2074 Netbook PC can i put windows media player on it?

steve answers:

It’s a netbook, you should be able to watch movies, listen to music, No intense gaming, probably flash games, but that will probably be it, It comes with windows xp, so it should already have windows media player on it.

Sandra asks…

How do I get the Bluetooth to work on my Hannspree sn10e2?

I have the Hannspree 10.1netbook. It is supposed to be bluetooth capable. F11 has the blue tooth icon and sometimes, rarely, when I press FN+F11 “Bluetooth On” will pop up. I searched my computer for “bluetooth” and found the wincomm folder containing what seems to be everything for bluetooth. When I click on any of the applications, however, nothing happens. Anyone know how I can get my bluetooth to work?

steve answers:

You have to download or install all the drivers that came with it

William asks…

Should I buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or a netbook?

steve answers:

I’ve been using mine daily since the Google IO conference and this device is a joy to use. Super fast, amazing screen, thinner and lighter than everything on the market, priced to sell. I’ve been waiting for the first category defining tablet in the Android space to come out for a while now, and this is it.

That said, the Asus EEE Transformer and the Motorola Xoom are also very compelling products, but if you are looking for the most portable 10″ tablet out there, this is it.

Linda asks…

How to change my netbook from ubunu 10.1 to windows xp?

Okay, so i have a netbook with a 1.6Ghz intel atom and 1gig ram. Was wondering is there a usb loader or something that i can install windows onto this netbook by because there is no cd/dvd drive? It used to run windows xp sp3 but had to change it to ubuntu because of a virus. Now i want windows back! :( If there isn’t a solution would it be possible to use an external cd/dvd drive?

Thanks alot, much appreciated! :)

steve answers:

Some Tutorials -> http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=xp+usb+tutorial&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=bP7&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB%3Aofficial&source=hp&q=install+xp+usb+tutorial&pbx=1&oq=install+xp+usb+tutorial&aq=f&aqi=g-j1g-b1&aql=&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=3928l5076l0l5435l8l7l0l0l0l4l247l1428l0.3.4l7l0&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=9ad251470a9192f9&biw=1366&bih=627

It’s Possible as i have a XP & Win 7 Installation USB.
(Which works well considering it’s a MultiBoot)

And Yes an External DVD Drive would Also Suffice.

Hope it helps :)

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Susan asks…

why is it when i sync my iphone to my new windows XP laptop…?

…the music and apps dont appear in my library.


on this page you get
the solution for your problem!


Steven asks…

I have a new laptop with Windows XP Pro. How do I make scrolling faster?

When i scroll with the mouse in internet explorer or windows explorer it seems extreemly slow and laggy. How do I fix this?


Do you mean the wheel scroll button?

If yes try this…go to your control panel>>printers and other hardware>>mouse……..under mouse properties go to “wheel” and you could change the number of lines you can scroll…..

Hope that helps

James asks…

Where can I buy a new laptop with Windows xp professional?

I just don’t like the way the Vista uses up the power on a computer. Thanks for all answers!


You can find lot of Laptops with Windows XP Pro here: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?type=3&campid=5335961953&toolid=10001&customid=laptop+xp+pro&ext=laptop+xp+pro&satitle=laptop+xp+pro

You may also try your luck in getting a free laptop here:

Lizzie asks…

how to install windows xp on a new laptop without OS?

I’m trying to install Windows XP on a new Dell laptop that I bought without an OS. It boots up with the Windows XP CD and gets to the point where it says setup is inspecting your computer’s hardware configuration but then doesn’t go any farther than that. Is there something else I need to do to get it to install?


There’s something wrong. If it boots to the point of “inspecting your …” then it should complete. My first guess is that the install disk is dirty or damaged. If that’s not the problem then it’s going to be a hardware problem like bad cd drive. I would say a bad hard drive but in this case no because usually a bad hard drive won’t cause it to stop there. If it were the hard drive it either would noy have gotten that far or it would go all the way to just before it loads windows setup before you get an error.

Carol asks…

Can I View My Old Windows XP Computer On My New Windows Vista Laptop?

alright i have my old xp computer and i bought a new vista laptop. my laptop has a port for video so i can hook up my xp computer. i was wondering if i could hook one end of that video cable from my xp computer to my laptop and have the old computer show up on my laptop? any help would be appreciated


Most likely that is a video out not a in. So no you will not be able to do this. You can use remote desktop and work on your pc from your laptop.

Off the subject but there is a link in my profile to my website

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Thomas asks…

Whats the differance between netbooks, notebooks, and laptops?

I think that i am going to get a laptop.
But i see these notebooks that look the exact same as laptops, but they are cheaper .
What are they and what are are the differance between them?
Which on is better?
Im 13 and which on is best for downloading and good speed.
please help !
Thanks (:


They are one and the same thing



Lizzie asks…

When will www.mln.com.au (Mobile Laptops & Netbooks) be available?

I am trying to connect to Mobile Laptops & Netbooks‘ website but it either cannot be found or is unavailable. Is this temporary? How long ago was it working?


It back up

Ken asks…

Laptops / Netbooks that have more than 6 hour battery life?

Hi Everyone,

I am a looking for a laptop or a net book that is of the following:

11″ – 14″ screen
more than a 6 hour battery life
under $700

I am a student and this new laptop / netbook is just to take to school to take notes and browse the internet.

Does anyone have any good recommendations and why you are recommending it?

Thanks :)
Oh and I am not looking for a Mac…XP or Windows 7 operating system would be ok.


In a word NONE.

Helen asks…

what is the holiday that gives the most savings/deals on laptops/netbooks/tablets?

I think its either black friday or cyber monday, but idk


Black Friday gives a bit better deals in some places but cyber monday in other places so its a hit or miss

David asks…

What jobs, industries and establishments require the use of laptops, notebooks and netbooks?


My job requires me to occasionally check network status on machines that are remote. I guess that I could run a desktop computer in my vehicle but a laptop sure makes it easier.

People that give a lot of presentations use laptops (and sometimes a projector) to help them stay organized.

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Susan asks…

Getting Windows XP on new Dell Laptops?

So, I am looking for a laptop for college in the fall, and I’ve decided I’d really like a Dell, probably an Inspiron 1420. Under “Operating System” it does not list any versions of XP, but I read at a few places that Dell is still offering buyers the option of getting XP, so I’m confused. Help?
What models, then, are they offering it on? And could I simply buy a copy of Windows XP somewhere, then uninstall Vista and install XP, if I got an Inspiron 1420?


Dell is only offering XP on certain lines.

Linda asks…

New laptop, Windows XP or Vista?? and are SOFTWARES in the future only going to run VISTA?

Getting a new laptop. I heard there are so many problems with Vista and i currently use Xp on my desktop which is perfectly fine and basic to use. I will use my laptop for moderate and basic gaming and schoolwork.
However i’m scared that if i choose XP, softwares in the future will only run Vista. Is this true OR is it going to be a small percentage.


Yep. Microsoft already announced that it will soon stop support for xp.

Actually, vista is not that hard to use. People were just used with xp that they find vista “not-user friendly”.

Mary asks…

My new Windows XP laptop has 4GB RAM fitted but it shows 3GB … why?

My new Windows XP laptop has 4GB RAM fitted but it shows 2.92 GB when I go to My Computer –> Properties. Why does it identify only 3GB of RAM when there is definitely 2 X 2GB chips inserted in the laptop (they were fitted at the shop in my presence).


Because you’re running Windows XP Home (which is a 32-bit OS only) or running the x86 (32-bit) XP Pro in either case you won’t be shown the full 4GB of RAM (even more so if you have RAM built into the graphic card). Either upgrade to x64 (64-bit) Windows 7 or live with it.

George asks…

Operating language on a new laptop running Windows XP?

I recently bought a laptop at an airport which I am unlikely to be
visiting again. When I used the demo version available on the counter
it worked like any other laptop operating Windows 7. The boxed
version that I bought I subsequently found had a GREEK version of
Windows…is there any (simple) way i can change the language to
English? I have tried all the obvious ways but none changes the basic
language of the computer from Greek.


Ya, a total re-install, this is what you need.

James asks…

Where can I buy a new laptop with windows xp?

I need to replace my current laptop soon. But i don’t want to deal with vista. I have a digital camera and a printer that i don’t want to (and cant afford to) replace if i cant get them to work with vista.


Dell, you can choose between XP or Vista.

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Mary asks…

questions about netbook laptops?

i want to replace my huge fat laptop, i need laptop that i can carry everywhere in just my book bag.
are netbooks as good as any normal laptop
do they do the same as any laptop ?
please let me know before make the wrong choice.


Netbooks are fantastic for exactly what their name implies… Surfing the ‘Net. But i would not count on using a netbook as a primary computer. They are seriously lacking in the horsepower department, and if you are using it for multitasking, watching movies, or doing anything resource intensive, you will be disappointed.

That being said, if you plan on keeping your monster laptop around for doing the grunt work, and just want something little to take to the coffee shop, a netbook might be your new best friend…

Lisa asks…

IPad Protection: Case, Sleeve , or Bag?

I recently just purchased the original iPad for $300USD, was planning to buy the iPad 2 but the price was too tempting. So I’m looking into how to protect this bad boy.

I trying to decide which of the 3 options to pick.

I would like a sleeve because of how cheap you can get them for. I can buy those generic iPad sleeves on eBay for $1-$5. and not only does it save me money but it also allows me to throw my iPad into my other bags i already have.

I really like a messenger bag that was intended for the iPad or netbooks that can fit like the Case Logic Attache series. Not only can it hold my iPad but it can provide convienant storage for boarding passes and passports because i do travel quite often and it’s a pain having to fumble around to get it out or having to hold it. (yeah I’m lazy ) the only downside is the bag i want is $40. Yeah that’s not much but i don’t really like the idea of spending that amount on a accessory.

The good thing about the case is i will always be using it and it will provide protection of the back casing of the iPad and it may provide traction when i use the iPad on a table. Only downside is it doesn’t protect the screen when it’s not in use, though i can buy those folio type cases but the cheapest one i can find that ships to New Zealand is around $30. But $10 more and i can buy the bag i want.

So can anyone will me decide which is better for my preference. I don’t need absolute protection, I’m careful with my electronics.


Look these iPad cases and sleeves http://ipadcases.name/

Jenny asks…

is a netbook a good alternative to an laptop when you have a desktop?

I’m starting college this year and I am interested in a netbook rather then the big bulky laptop. This is because I have a desk top. Id like to be able to take it around with me and netbooks are compact. I am planning on using a memory stick and it will only be for my assignments.

I am planning on getting an MSI WIND U90X 8.9IN WEB BOOK NETBOOK ATOM WINDOWS XP. It has a 120GB SATA HDD. too, the screen is only 8.9 but I would like to be able to carry it around in my bag.
As I can get one on Ebay for just £169 would you say that that is good value? I do understand that Netbooks do not have optical drives to but with a hard drive that is of know worry.


Netbooks are good as secondary computers. They are meant for basic usage (web, email, Office, etc).

Since you mentioned you have a desktop already and the netbook will be used for school assignments, it would be a good choice for you.

The netbook that you mentioned is good for the price (guessing it’s about $250 US).

Nancy asks…

Help deciding what computer to get? 10 points to best answer!?

I need some help deciding what laptop to get…I want something small, that i can fit in my backpack (i am a high school student), I want something with a DVD/CD drive, so most netbooks don’t work. I also want something that is sleek, like i said, i need something that will fit in my bag…i want something with a lot of memory (for documents and what not, after all, i am a student :D ), and that doesn’t slow down from having multiple windows open and that is also good for streaming video (youtube, etc.) I am on a budget (right now i have 103 dollars saved, just from this weekend :D just got a job, and hope to have enough saved, say, by halloween-ish?) and I want a 200 dollar accident coverage plan, because when you have 6 people and 3 dogs living in a house, accidents are bound to happen…i have lost my last 2 computers to accidents, and if, GOD forbid anything happened to my new one, i want to make sure that it is covered. taking all of that into consideration, what would you say is my best bet? i have had an HP and a Gateway, which i didn’t hate, but my HP got a blue screen and i had MAJOR issues with the cord…my dad is a computer guy, and he is a huge fan of Dell…looking at the Inspiron, but also want to keep my mind open to Samsungs, Acer, ASUS, etc…Thanks so much! 10 points to the best answer (although all answers are appreciated…:D)

PS – i also love doing skype and IM with my friends, so i need something with a quality webcam… :)


Lenovos and Dells are probably the best. I have had major issues with Acer (terrible customer service and almost all of them have a keyboard that breaks). By the way Acer owns Gateway and Emachines as well. Dells do work well as long as you take care of them. Lenovos especially the Thinkpads are built to take abuse. Just make sure you get at least 4 GB of memory and a Dual Core processor. I would recommend an Intel Core i3. When you buy one I would use Avast Free Antivirus which does a great job of preventing viruses. I would also uses Super AntiSpyware Free Edition which finds almost all Malware. Make sure you have a good registry cleaner and defagging program. These can keep your computer running the day it was new. I prefer Wise Registry Cleaner and Smart Defrag. I also use CCleaner which cleans out all junk. You can find all of these at Download.com. Remember if you treat your computer well it will treat you the same!

Robert asks…

Ipad 2 or new laptop for uni?

I know that an Ipad can’t really replace a laptop entirely but I do have my old Toshiba Satellite pro L500 that I planned on taking to uni aswell I was just wondering price wise and mobility wise if I should just get a Ipad 2 or similar product instead of a whole new laptop (and if I were to get a new laptop I would probably get a HP pavilion or HP envy). If I did get an Ipad 2 I’d probably be looking at the 32gb with wifi which is about $900 NZ. For $900 I could basically get a new laptop. But for Mobility around campus I know how ridiculously heavy my laptop is at the moment to trudge around in a bag which is why I was wondering if it would be more practical to get a more mobile, lighter device. I’ve also considered getting a tablet but haven’t really found one much better or similar to function except for the Samsung Galaxy Tab and I’m not really interested in netbooks.

Really I’d love to get both but unfortunately my bank account doesn’t permit that option.

thanks :)


Ipad is ok for university since you’ve got numerous handwriting apps such as http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/note-taker-hd/id366572045?mt=8 and you don’t really need alot of processing power in class.
I guess the best option for you is to get an ipad ( or a cheaper tablet) and use a desktop at home.

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Steven asks…

when is the best time/season to buy laptop in india 2010?

in terms of worth buying and value for money


Keep a lookout for halfyearly sales in the malls, around September and Feb. It also depends in which part of India you are in. Diwali in North, Pujas in East, Pongal in South brings in good offers.

Sandy asks…

Which brand laptop is best to buy in US and we can get better service in India.?

I stay in India,I am planning to get a laptop from US with a friend, I wanted to know which brand of laptop we can purchase and we can get better service in India


Dell notebooks offer service in other countries if you upgrade the warranty.

Ruth asks…

I want to buy a laptop under Rs 45000 in India.. What is the best laptop under RS 45000?


I would recommend you to check out ProCompare.com (http://procompare.com/top/notebooks). They have a recommendation engine that ranks laptops and other tech products based on ratings and reviews from a community of trusted IT professionals. They also have a cool personalization slider that lets you personalize the results based on the criteria that are most important to YOU.

Hope you’ll find this answer useful…

Joseph asks…

I would like to buy a laptop. Which is the cheapest and the best in India?

I am searching for a new laptop which should be cheap and should be having good features like internet, DVD writer/reader and good battery backup.


In asia acer is the cheapest and the best laptop even sometime acer ranks highest in US notebooks chart.

Mandy asks…

which is the best laptop brand to buy in india.?

iam going for a software job,and planning to buy a new laptop req. are ..
processor i5
ram 4GB(min)
hdd 320gb(min)
usb 3.0(if possible)
with a good battery life

plz suggest me best brand among


Lenovo nothing like anything….works great from last 3years

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Ken asks…

what is the best kinda laptop for a first year physical therapy major student?

im starting in august my freshman year of college and im looking for a laptop to best meet my needs.
1.good amount of memory
2. good with surfing the web, holding lots of photos, and the whole ipod music,
3. reasonably cheap
5. and sturdy


I’d use a Dell Inspiron 1525, it’s a great price and works great for my school work and stuff.

Maria asks…

What’s a good birthday gift for a student going off to college next year?

I’m currently a high school junior, and my friend is a senior. He’s turning 18 this month and going off to college next year, so I’d like get him something memorable and thoughtful. A group of his friends and I have pooled together roughly $200, so our budget is around $300 or $400, if we push it.

He’s an incredibly hard-working student, so I think he should get something fun. He already has a Wii, PSP, and iPod Nano, though he doesn’t have the time, nor games/resources to fully utilize them. In fact, I’m fairly certain his aunt bought him those. O_o I wanted to get him a laptop so he could Facebook with us when he’s gone, but his sister is apparently going to give him her old Macbook when she buys a new laptop roughly a year from now. Is it still worth it to get him his own? And if so, should it be a cheaper Netbook, or would he want a laptop, even though he doesn’t game at all? Help! Any aid is appreciated!


A laptop is a nice gift.

James asks…

Whats the best make of laptop?

Can you recommend a decent one for a student?

My college sells dell ones cheaper then they would be online but there very basic. Not that I need bells and whistles flying left and right, I really only need one for basic college work, word, powerpoint etc but i dont want one that will fall apart in a few years, will run out of ram etc etc etc


People will throw at you lots of brand names such as HP, Dell, Toshiba, Sony, etc….Each of them claiming that they are suggesting the best brand. In reality though, most of the laptops sold in the world are made by two OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers). There names are Quanta and Compal (not Compaq) and they are the true makers of most of the laptops you see in stores today. What happens is that companies like Toshiba, Dell and Sony simply buy the laptops build by these two companies, stick their logos on them and ship them to end users like yourself. So, which in better, a Toshiba or a Dell? Very likely, both came from the same makers, share the same parts and the only difference between the two is the physical design and the logo.
So, to answer your question, any dual core laptop with 2 GB of RAM and 80GB of hard disk should be more than enough for your college work for the next 4 years (unless if you are a computer or engineering major). So, just get the cheapest you can find and don’t worry about brand.

Ruth asks…

Should I wait to get a laptop?

This next year I will be a junior in high school. I want a laptop now, but I also want it for college. My question comes in two parts–

1- Right now I am looking at a Sony Vaio 15.5″ VPCCB190X CTO. If I get this laptop I will customize it and almost maximize everything I can on it. It will have the following-
—– Intel® Core™ i5-2540M processor (2.60GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.30GHz
—– Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
—– 15.5″ Full HD VAIO Premium Display(1920×1080)
—– AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M (1GB VRAM) hybrid graphics with Intel® Wireless Display technology
—– 500GB (7200rpm) hard drive
—– 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-SDRAM-1333
—– Blu-ray Disc™ Player
—– Large Lithium Ion battery
—– Sony® Imagination Studio™ Suite
—– Microsoft® Office 2010 Home & Student
—– HDMI out
This will come out to be about $1500. That is about the most I want to spend on a laptop.

2- A cheap laptop, around $400, or an Ipad.

I can wait to get the laptop and just get a cheap laptop, or an Ipad now. I want to know what I should do though. I am worried if I get the expensive laptop that by the time I go to college it will be outdated, and I will need a new one. I plan on going to college for 6-8 years, so i need this laptop to hopefully last 10 years, though I may buy another laptop while I’m in college, or bring the laptop to someone who can put new programs on it. I just want the thoughts of someone else who may be more experienced than I am. Should I get the cheaper laptop, and then get the better laptop after High School, or will I be wasting money, and just get the better laptop now?


Id get a cheap laptop or a netbook now and get a better one later (also i doubt a computer will last that long the average lifespan of a computer is 3-5 years and new programs arnt going to fix it, hardware doesnt last forever)

George asks…

new laptop or new hard drive?

Basically, I dropped my laptop and the hard drive got damaged.

I now have the option of getting a new laptop or replacing the hard drive, and want your opinions.

At first I thought it will be enough to replace just the hard drive and continue using it, considering it’s cheaper than buying a whole new laptop. I mean, someone even suggested that I can replace it with a hard drive of a bigger size (in terms of space for files and stuff).

But now that I think about it, my laptop is quite beat up.
There is a part of the screen that is a bit damaged, but nothing major. It doesn’t obscure the view of anything, it’s just there sitting in the top left corner. And there is a tiny crack also next to my trackpad. Caused by the drop. I’ve been using this laptop for almost 2 years now.

So my laptop is beat up, but if I get a hard drive it’ll work as well as any other lap top,
however now I’m thinking if I should just invest in a new one and forget about this one instead because now I’m afraid that perhaps more signs of damage will show up later even after I replace the hard drive (if other parts of my laptop got damaged from the drop…which I won’t know until I can get it to work again).

I mean, yes, a completely new laptop will cost more, but do you think that would be a good investment?
What would you do in my situation?

To save money, and just get a new hard drive and continue using this laptop,
or to invest in a new laptop.

I am a college student (aka kind of tight on money), and I do use my laptop a lot, but i also need money to spend on other things, too.

I don’t know which would be better.
Any advice? Thanks in advance.
just because I dropped it once doesn’t mean i have tendencies to abuse the computer. just thought I should put that out there.


In your situation,i’d go for new one because they aren’t as expensive as before.this is in general because i don’t know what the spec of your old one which need about the same spec to replace.hope that helps.

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David asks…

I want to but a laptop.?

Which is a best brand? Which brand has good service facility in Mumbai?Is uis OK to buy a low priced madel for MBA student or one should go for Sony VIOA etc.,


Go for Dell

Carol asks…

what labtop is right for me???

I’m a college student talking all online classes and need the convenience of a laptop. I’ve talked with some people about what I should use and I was told to get a Dell Latitude. Any more advice about what I should get. I’m looking for a low price because I’m a poor college student. Advice would be great.
im really thinking that it would be better to get a dell because thats what i’ve used and i’ve never had problems with it. i would like to stick with that one. is that a good or bad thing???


Http://www.apple.com/macbook/ i think this one should work perfectly and is not so expensive [well, i dunno how much were u thinking about] and if you need something cheaper, go to newegg.com they have laptops starting on $299 or somethin’

Charles asks…

I want to buy a Good laptop for Highschool? Suggestions and Tips?!?

I want to buy a new Laptop for School, I will probably need Vista Ultimate or Student. I would like an integrated webcam, But Whatever. I have 400+ dollars to spend but if the price is low, it’s just better. Thanks!


Hm. You might need to save up a little money first. What I would consider a quality laptop costs a little more than 400+ dollars. Maybe 800+ would be more realistic.

Nancy asks…

Upgrading to new laptop, what do you recommend?

I need to upgrade to a new laptop but not sure what to look at?
I have an HP zv6000 that I got about 3 years ago, it’s done what I’ve needed although sometimes it is a bit to big although manageable and the battery life is no where close to what I would hope for
I have looked at dell latitudes and ibm/lenovo thinkpads because they claim to have excellent battery life… although I’m open to anything…
so break down:
use: internet, MS office 2007, movies, music and basic basic games
min hard drive: hopefully atleast 100 although 80 would probably suffice as that is what i have right now if it meant other features and much lower price
battery life: atleast 3 hours (of realistic use, wifi, word open etc.) so i can take notes in classes or watch a movie on a plane trip
price range: $800-$850 is pretty much about my max as I’m a student and don’t have a ton of extra money, would love somethin cheaper but not sure how realistic that is based on types of laptops..
So any reccomendations would be appreciated, what brands to and not to look at, specific models, etc.
thanks :)
15.4 is pretty much the max size i’d consider, not to worried about weight tho
and I would look at refurb/outlet overstock etc. as long as they had a warranty option.


I would highly suggest not to go for dell and lenova, as they have the worst customer support. I would suggest Hp Compaq, since i have been using it for 9 years and they have excellent customer support. Based upon your information i made a custom compaq laptop for you. Take a look you might like it.


Paul asks…

Where can a student coming from a severely low-income family receive a laptop/macbook?

I am a senior in high school, and my parents can’t afford to help me out with a laptop, but the money I saved from working is going towards my tuition and hopes to get a car to get to and from school. My parents can’t help me, both are disabled, and are broke because of surgeries. I have to buy my own necessities(not trying to guilt anyone or anything, just don’t want people to think my own money from working isn’t going to a good cause). Is there anywhere I could get a laptop, or a macbook for college? I would prefer not to take out a student loan for one, but I am taking AP Literature and AP Bio, and they both highly recommend personal laptops; and I want one to last through college, or at least make it there. Please let me know if there are any places( I live in Maine ) that could help me out or give a discount. I have been saving up for a macbook for all the student and educational programs they offer, but the price tag of $1,200 is not appealing… Also, the Craigslist around my area is filled with scammers… Thank you very much!
The thing is… the college that accepted me runs almost all Mac programs… That’s the bummer part…


If you are short of cash then you should have a look at Dell and HP laptops. They have a lot for good prices. If you are only going to be doing word processing and web surfing then there is really no need to buy a macbook.

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Lisa asks…

The MSI wind u120 or the toshiba mini nb205?

i cant decide which one i want please look up specifications and tell me which is best overall Thanks :D


The Toshiba nb205 seems to have the upperhand in these reviews:



Chris asks…

Dell mini 10v or Toshiba NB205?


Dell mini 10v

Jenny asks…

Can i upgrade my video card on my Toshiba nb205-n311/w?

i have a Toshiba nb205-n311/w mini laptop, Is it possible to upgrade the video card so i can play codmw2 and other games when i am on the road?
If so what card would fit that’s like 512mb or 1gb


No. In laptops the video card is part of the motherboard. It cannot be removed or upgraded.

Susan asks…

which one is the best?? Dell? HP? Toshiba?

well, I’m looking forward for new laptop
there are three brand in my mind now. for computer savvy….
please help me finding just what do i really need and suit me well…
is it; well, technologically which one is better?

- Toshiba mini NB205
- HP mini 311 – 1037 (verizon wireless)
- Dell Inspiron Mini 10


Hello Fakir;

If you wish to gain information and make a wise decision then go to www.pcworld.com or wwwpcmagazine.com and search “Laptops”

They test and evaluate and have a lot of feedback from buyers. This is an impartial way to evaluate for your self which is better for you. Remember, Support is critical and you can check to see which is better for support. Last..Suggest purchase from them direct as Support is that critical.
(From experience) Also, insist on a copy of all software that comes with computer as you may need to reinstall at any later time.

Good luck

Lizzie asks…

HP or Toshiba.?? Notebooks.?

I know. This question really depends, but Im so lost and stuck right now…so please help…(models:
HP 10.1” Mini 1140NR Laptop PC Vivienne Tam Edition ….and Toshiba mini NB205-N313/P) I love the VT design..but the Toshiba have better features(few) than the HP.Like I said, Im stuck right now. Please help


HP because they have built in restoration where it practically fixes itself. I will only buy HP because of the quality of the PC and the great customer service.

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John asks…

what are some of the cheapest fast laptops?

im looking for 12.1″ or 13.3″ with decent speed (about 2.1Ghz) and pretty much well rounded laptop for college use, does anyone know which companies offer big student discounts. (looking to spend $800 or less)


Go for Acer corporation

Mandy asks…

Buying a cheap laptop that can still perform. Stuck between HP and Toshiba?

I’m a student so it is mainly going to be just internet and word processor. I am debating about maybe a graphic card upgrade in case i decide to put a game or two on it later. I don’t really know which company to go for, i want it to last. I’ve been told to steer clear of gateway and dell so I think I have it narrowed down to Toshiba, HP or Acer. I don’t know who makes a more reliable product. As far as processors go, is Intel better then the AMD?

a couple iv’e been looking at: most are 17″ but i might go 16






I would go with Dell over Toshiba.

Between Toshiba and HP I would go with HP.

“is Intel better then the AMD”

Its all about finding the deal. You can find benchmarks online to see which processors are comparable and then you can check the prices.

Chris asks…

What is the gadget insurance in the UK with the most cover and cheapest for laptops?

My boyfriend needs to get laptop insurance for his apple macbook pro. What is the best ocver but the cheapest option. His bank charges £12 per month which is quite a lot as he has to have his phone insured somewhere else for £6. Any students or non with good contents insurance cover. He’s traveling abroad all the time so doesn’t want house insurance as he jsut shares a flat and they don’t have cover.
So he wants to stay under £10,
so his laptop and phone covered if possible
both cover in the flat and whilst traveling abroadup to 31 days.
Be ocvered for theft even if it wasn’t forced entry into the property,
as he shares people come and go.
accidental damage
Excess fee no more than £75 less better
Cover laptop up to £900

So there is
Bank contents insurance
He doesn’t want housing insurance, so how do most students or non cover their laptop whilst shareing flats?

thank you



Robert asks…

Can anyone suggest…?

A good, cheap laptop for a uni student? It only really needs MS office and be capable of fast internet to make me happy.
I’m not sure that i want a notebook, because they don’t have a CD/DVD drive. So, i would like any suggestions for a student who is looking for a GOOD and CHEAP laptop.



You can have Dell’s Studio 15. It is somehow cheap with its durability and functions. But i suggest the best thing that you will do is see the reviews at http://www.businesslaptopreview.com first and choose among those laptops. You can find a practical buy there.

James asks…

Need advice for buying a new laptop?

Hey guys, I am seeking advice for buying a new laptop.
I am a Law student and I need help choosing which laptop should I buy. I am gonna be doing a lot of research and so I need a quite fast one, slow laptops depress me! After some research, I ended up with the impression that Toshiba and Lenovo are the best (what do you think?). I currently have Dell and I am not satisfied at all, I also know so many people personally who aren’t satisfied with their Dells and so I am not planning to buy a Dell what so ever. I want an extremely reliable laptop. My main concerns are:
1. Powerful processor
2. Battery life
3. High sound (Enhanced Audio)

Concerning the price, I know that a cheap price would give a cheap laptop that would end up getting messed by the end of the year so I am willing to pay a decent price for a decent laptop (but also not so very expensive).

What do advise me?
Thanks in advance (:


Ever considered a Mac? It has a long battery life, fast boot time and best of all, no viruses :)

What you might really be interested in, though, is the time machine. It’s a mac backup software that helps you recover files easily. It will be the best for your valuable research ;)

Check out apple’s site for more :p .. And btw, I’m not paid for this, nor am i advertising for Mac. Mac is the worst at gaming, but that doest seem to be your area…

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