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What PC?

by ConsolePenguine / October 9, 2016 12:38 AM PDT

So my budget is around 350-370, I've noticed a lot of iMacs (2010 ones, to be exact) are very much within my budget and seem to be powerful enough for my usage. Problem is, I need a laptop for presentations and can't exactly carry around a 21" screen anywhere I go.
Anyone can give me a tip on what to do?
Buy a dirt cheap laptop with the iMac or just a powerful laptop?

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Clarification Request
I've yet to find powerful laptops for 350 to 370 USD
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2016 4:53 AM PDT
In reply to: What PC?

Maybe you are writing about some non US currency?

Almost all laptops can connect to an external screen so later you can get one of those.

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Well
by ConsolePenguine / October 9, 2016 10:05 AM PDT

I am buying used stuff, not new, so I don't really care for a new 370 dollar PC, a used one is good. Ill just buy an iMac and use my tablet for presentations somehow..

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The used market is too fluid.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 9, 2016 10:23 AM PDT
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I can't advise because it changes by the minute.

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Answer
Portable
by Bob__B / October 9, 2016 10:21 AM PDT
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My local merchants?
by ConsolePenguine / October 10, 2016 12:55 AM PDT
In reply to: Portable

CeX and I think there's a PC world.. They sell used, but used are usually in almost the same condition as new but cheaper. But that makes them more expensive than a lot of ebay stuff.

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I agreed with you.
by Oldartq / October 10, 2016 10:48 AM PDT
In reply to: My local merchants?

Speaking from personal experiences, I have bought a few (refurbished) unit, and I think the old PC seems to be built better. Of course technology wise it's a little behind. I have bought Lenovo desktop and Dell laptop, they are under $150 (7-10 years old). But using it for business purpose may require a look in a different views though.

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Merchants
by Bob__B / October 10, 2016 12:14 PM PDT
In reply to: My local merchants?

Sometimes a maker will discontinue a product.
The merchant has a close out sale to clear their shelf.

The last machine I bought was a close out.
Brand new...still in the box....had the maker's warranty and it was 150 bucks cheaper than it was 2 weeks earlier.

The first step is to figure out what you want/need then shop.

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