Best Micro Desktop for mom, $300US range. Need some options!

Discussion in 'Small Form Factor Systems' started by Dracarys, May 2, 2019.

  1. Dracarys

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    Something around 2gz clock speed would be ideal
     
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    It seems fine, but she'll run short of diskspace relatively quickly once Windows 10 is fully updated, and you install Office. You could presumably just get her an inexpensive Chromebook, and she could do it all online with Google Docs, saving the cost of Windows and Office. GL and say Hi to your Mom for me! ;)

    Thanks,

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    sorry I updated the links, no she has a laptop and tablet, wnts one for home.
     
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    That HP Desktop you linked seems perfect! Nice hunting Dracarys!

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    Really? HP scares me, their laptops suck. Should I go for the Lenovo? Also these are renewed/refurbished. Also it has WIFI
     
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    Weird, I see the Wifi logo on the lenovo post, but it doesn't seem to mention it in the specs. The reviews do though, but someone seems to complain that it's slow.
    Might just be a bad connnection on their end. Either way, you have a 90-day warranty to give you peace of mind. I hope it works out for your mom.

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    Thanks but no warranty on that.

    So this Lenovo on amazon, with 4 year warranty, and a 250gb kingston SSD, comes to only $330CAN which is around 250 american. Steal for what she needs if you ask me. Oh and we also have ethernet

    Thanks!
     
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    What do you think, take the chance on refurbished? lol im so against this usually but theres great warranty and its not for me
     
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    Go for it! You can always return/replace it if there's an issue.

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    Soooo why don't you just pickup a NUC? the quad core Pentiums have plenty of performance for her needs and SSDs have never been cheaper.
    Moms LOVE tiny PCs and do not care if they lost a tiny amount of performance per dollar that they were never going to notice anyway.
    If you're worried about buying the software, you can easily buy Win 10 and Office 2016 for around $45 total on key sites, or $10 a piece from a lot of company benefits stores.
     
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