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Girlfriend needs a laptop for school. Pretty much will only be using for word processing, some streaming. Anything you guys would recommend?
Budget around 300$
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>>52649097
Refurb Thinkpad
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Get a thinkpad
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>>52649097
Don't get a thinkpad
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>>52649097
Not a Thinkpad
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>>52649097
Asus e403s
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Get an ideapad
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Get literally anything that is not a thinkpad.

Any cheap laptop from that price range will do, but lightness and a trackpad are probably key features here. Find a nice laptop fitting on the price range, check reviews to see if there are huge problems and if features your gf wants are there.

You do this until you have maybe three machines, and you let your gf pick.
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>>52649097
HP stream 11
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>>52649097
get a dreampad
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Refurbished elitebook 8440p. Really any previous gen business laptop should suit your needs.
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thinkpad
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>>52649197
Or Stream 13, they both come with a year of Office 365
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X220 or x230 whatever price allows
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>$300
>streaming
You mean watching streamed media (netflix) or livestreaming herself playin videogames?
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Macbook
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>>52649097
Get her a fucking macbook you penny pincher cheapskate. You do love her, don't you?
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>>52649711
>girlfriend needs a laptop for school

Unless they're fucking engaged buying her a macbook is overkill
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>>52649097
>girlfriend.
Give her sub-1.5kg lightweight lappy.Pink hp stream will do.
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>>52649711
If you truly love someone, you would respect their freedoms
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>>52649097
Get her any decent Chromebook, autist. She's not gonna be a power user so she won't need windows and she's not paranoid about
>let Google botnet
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macbook pro retina
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>>52649097
Get a used Thinkpad. Best possible bang for Your buck.

Used Thinkpad buyers guide: http://ktgee.net/tpg
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get the bitch a macbook pro

thats what she wants

happy women = happy village
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>>52651987
this desu senpai
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>>52649097
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015 model)
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>>52649097
Get one of those mini laptops and install Linux and WPS or libreoffice and get a little more ram (optional)
>not expensive
>portable
>if it gets broken you won't lose a lot of investment
>fast if once you get out the winlag virus
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>>52651987
her other bf will love using it when she's over at his house
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Fools!

Spoonfeeding is no longer allowed here
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Comes with a 1 year warranty as well, it also has a 900p display.
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get her an HP Stream

http://www.amazon.com/HP-Stream-13-3-Inch-Celeron-Personal/dp/B015CQ8PNA/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1453916935&sr=1-2&keywords=hp+stream
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>>52649097
>word processing,
>some streaming
Who the fuck watches streams of some girl writing essays or w/e the fuck word processing she does?
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>girlfriend
jej
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>>52652891
She's not streaming herself you dumbo!
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>>52649097
>Caring about which laptop your girlfriend buys.
I seriously hope you aren't buying it as well.
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>>52649097

do this

>>52649160
>You do this until you have maybe three machines, and you let your gf pick.

this is by far the most important part, let her believe she has the final word on that, think of it as a warranty in case anything goes wrong.
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think about getting a thinkpad
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>>52653017
x220 w/ IPS
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are you buying it for her or not? this is an important question. if so you are a cuck and i will not supply you with an answer
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>>52653007
>this is by far the most important part
Yup.
Can you imagine what this dumb cunt would have done if a guy picked this for her?
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>cz75
>not glorious K100 with rotating barrel lock
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>>52649097
ThinkPad, model depending on her preferences.
Don't listen to the anti-TP autists, they truly have no idea why they are talking about.
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>>52649097
i'll sell you mine. (I bought it for $400 about 1.5 months ago)
Selling for $125. must live in state of georgia.

kikme DeepClock6
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>>52649488
I love suckling dicks!
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Refurbished e6420 6gb ram is AMAZING.
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>>52652749
would something like this be able to play games like dota and dark souls? i dont really too muh about the settings.
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>>52649097
Chromebook.
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http://portablepicker.com/parts/laptop/#X=0,30061
[spoiler] Asus E402MA is the obvious choice [/spoiler]
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>>52653228
This

get one with a decent keyboard

you can buy a 1st gen toshiba chromebook 2 with a nice keyboard and 1080p IPS screen and 8 hrs of battery life for $175, you can't get a better browsing/writing/portable machine for that type of price
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>>52653394
Seconding this, chromebooks are pretty much exactly what OP is looking for
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>>52652270
And their son
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>>52653134
I think you have the wrong board, /k/
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>>52649097
chromebook
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Chromebook
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>>52652891
>Who the fuck watches streams of some girl writing essays or w/e the fuck word processing she does?

Sounds pretty hot, I would tell her to try LaTeX and jerk off.
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>>52649097
Whatever Dell offers for the money
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>>52653394
>you can't get a better browsing/writing/portable machine for that type of price

Yes you can, you can get a even better machine for that price if you get a thinkpad.
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>>52653207
easily
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>>52654910
>1366x768
>4hrs of battery life if you get a low-cycle count (don't bet on it)
>4lbs
>hot, loud

vs

>1920x1080
>8hrs battery
>2lbs
>cool and quiet

For $175 you are going to be looking at an X201 at best
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>>52654956
also

5400rpm HDD
vs
SSD
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Lad, can ya please make these tech support threads over at /wsr/?

I know /wsr/ is a little slow and somewhat empty right now but it will definitely improve over time. You can help by helping others over there too.

/g/ becomes a low quality boards when we are bombarded with tech support threads because even if you filter them it makes threads talking about technology get archived faster and less likely to be noticed by others.
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>>52649097
It's a shit test anon

If you don't volunteer at least $1000 for her she'll cuck you
You've been warned
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What's the deal with thinkpads George?
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>>52654956
It's 3 pounds you shill.
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-CB35-B3340-Chromebook-Celeron-HD-Screen/dp/B00N99FXIS

>8 hours battery
Of course, it's running a fucking Celeron

>processor doesn't matter
Considering streaming probably means YouTube, Twitch, or some other shit that uses Flash or Silverlight, yes it does. Even the reviews say it will stutter on content-rich websites.

Also, I just bought a x220 with 4 GB RAM and a 128 GB SSD for $180, so no you can definitely get something better than a x201.

The resolution and IPS is nice on a Chromebook, but the processor and SSD space is trash.
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>>52655231
If you honestly asked a chick what laptop she preferred after giving her both the thinkpad and the chromebook for a week, I would GUARANTEE you she would prefer the chromebook

The screen makes it no contest. The non-autist design just seals the deal
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>>52652749
One day I will get one :(
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>>52649097
chromebook + office 365
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>>52652749
>last good thinkpad with a real keyboard and not that chiclet shit
>model number: 420BLAZEIT

Guess I'm getting an E6430.
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Just get a fucking thinkpad
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Some random chromebook
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>>52649097
X220 or X230
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