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by MrBigFish6 / June 7, 2007 11:10 AM PDT

I am saving for a Laptop or Tablet. I am not into High Tech. I want a basic item with a few requirements:
Since I travel a lot, I would enjoy having the option of watching DVDs.
Also wireless is a given for me to keep in touch with friends and family while on the road. via email.
Which company makes the best of the Tablets or Laptops.
And which would you suggest for my stated needs?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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Over in the Laptop Forum, tablets are...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 7, 2007 11:17 AM PDT
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Crushed weekly. The tablet is an "idea" that consumers haven't flocked to. Much to the dismay of it's promoter.

Here's my challenge. Go to the store and count how many laptops they offer. Now count the tablets.

It's a telling story...

Ok, now we need a budget and what country you are in. Also, if you are playing ANY 3D games.

Bob

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New PC suggestions
by MrBigFish6 / June 7, 2007 12:04 PM PDT

Hello,
And thanks for the assist.
I live in the U.S., in NC.
I would like to keep it between $800 to $900. I can spend more if needed, but thought for what I need the 'low end' would suffice.
Games? 3D games???
The only games I play are solitaire, Tetris and occasional Text Twist. I am very low tech.
We have a Tablet at work for tracking particular department activities. So I have some experience with them, but not as much as the desk top. I like the convenience of the Tablet. But I am not sure they would have the programs I desire. I am open to any suggestions.
Thanks

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Here Is What I Bought
by dcmorris / June 7, 2007 12:07 PM PDT
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Sasha,
I had been in the market for a "plain vanilla" notebook/laptop for some time. Dell ran a ad a couple of weeks ago offering 23% off selected items. (It was a 23rd anniversary gimmick but 23% is a hefty discount.) I purchased their Inspiron 1501. It is void of any bells and whistles but my needs seem to be the same as yours and it does just fine.
Yesterday I was browsing in Circuit City and saw one (I don't remember the brand) there under $500.00 USD.
I might have waited a little longer but the 23% looked good and we are leaving on an extended auto trip shortly and I wanted one to take withe me. I have a small business that is dependent on the the Internet and I do not like to be dependent on other peoples computers.

DC

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