Hi, I currently am in the market to buy my mom a new laptop for her birthday next week. I am a mac guy and she will not cross over, so I'm need of some help figuring out what would be good.
Currently she has a Toshiba Satellite L305 that she bought for like $400 with a printer and some other stuff in a package Best Buy had going back in 2008. The laptop has been great for her and the only issues were it needed a new hard drive 2 years ago and I also upgraded the ram to 4gb.
She typically uses her laptop for surfing the internet and doing stuff in microsoft office. I'd say she uses the computer a minimum of 3 hours a day, but battery life isn't too important. She also doesn't have much on her hard drive.
I'm looking for something with a screen in the 15 inch range and under $600. I started looking at Toshiba's again, but do not know if they are good or if there would be a better alternative. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!!
If she is only using the laptop for surfing the web and word processing and she don't use a lot of space on HDD, I suggest you get an SSD upgrade for her. It's much cheaper and she will see the difference more than getting a new laptop.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm definitely set on buying her a new laptop. Hers right now is pretty well beat. She has been looking, but hasnt found anything. Any suggestions on a good laptop to buy her??
I would defiantly go with the one from best buy, it may be more expensive than the other 2 but you get what you pay for. It has the i3 processor which is one of the best low end processor and since she is only surfing the web and some microsoft office it would be great for that. It has a large hard drive and plenty RAM which is good for any multi-tasking.