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Registered: ‎03-10-2012

All-in-One computer

Does anybody own one? I'm thinking about purchasing one.

 

I want an approximately 20" screen, but a lot of theme come in only 23" sizes which is fine I suppose; a tad too big.

 

Yes, I know desktop towers are an option. I did recently land a Lenovo desktop for $300 ($100 off coupon + sale), but its kindof noisy at night. I live on some land up on a hill back in the woods, and its QUIET at night (unless my crazzy Siamese cat is loudly meowing throughout the house). I can hear the processing and buzzing noises - think its driving me insane. I don't particularly like the prices of some of theme, but meh

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Re: All-in-One computer

I've wondered about them myself.  The touchscreens look nice.

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Re: All-in-One computer

Well, I decided to buy a notebook.

 

I custom ordered a Satellite L50. They don't sell theme at retailers / Best Buy, so I'm just going to take a chance. I did check out the C series at Best Buy and somewhat liked it, so I imagine the L50 should be just fine; nicer finish, nicer keyboard, better sound, much better processing power. I upgraded the processor, added Bluetooth, and went ahead and added 2x sticks of ram since it was only $10. Toshiba is giving a 16-inch carrying case for FREE with purchase.

http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite/L50/

 

Now for the 2 week wait (custom order). 

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Re: All-in-One computer

Toshiba laptops are good. It was my first laptop and lasted me 7 years




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Re: All-in-One computer


CS800 wrote:

Toshiba laptops are good. It was my first laptop and lasted me 7 years


My son is a freshman in college.  I was looking to buy him a new laptop to help with schoolwork.  I'm going to go look at Toshibas now.  Thanks for the post!

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Re: All-in-One computer

I bought it in 2000 and the only reason why I bought another one is because of Win XP 64 bit which I needed and my toshiba couldn't handle the new software since the max memory was at 1GB.

 

I powered it up last December and it still booted fine still with Win 98 on. I bought a laptop for an EX g/f years ago (around 2004) and it was also a Toshiba, she still uses it.

 

I think people tend to go with Brand names like HP/Dell but nowadays there are some very good 'economy' laptops like ASUS, Lenovo which are good starter computers. But of course the kids today want macbooks Smiley Wink




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Re: All-in-One computer

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CS800 wrote:

I bought it in 2000 and the only reason why I bought another one is because of Win XP 64 bit which I needed and my toshiba couldn't handle the new software since the max memory was at 1GB.

 

I powered it up last December and it still booted fine still with Win 98 on. I bought a laptop for an EX g/f years ago (around 2004) and it was also a Toshiba, she still uses it.

 

I think people tend to go with Brand names like HP/Dell but nowadays there are some very good 'economy' laptops like ASUS, Lenovo which are good starter computers. But of course the kids today want macbooks Smiley Wink


Wow that is old lol.

 

I for one do not like Macs.  Could be I am stuck in my ways but it is a whole new experience.   Then again, I despise Windows 8.

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Re: All-in-One computer

Toshiba makes probably the best laptops on the market. Only reason I know this I am a computer guy Smiley Wink

 

I would love to punch the whole design team @ Microsoft for developing Windows 8. Luckily my latop has Windows 7. My poor wife's laptop has windows 8. I told her if it was mine I would lay it on the train tracks behind our house LOL. It is a Toshiba tho 

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Re: All-in-One computer


DaBears wrote:

Toshiba makes probably the best laptops on the market. Only reason I know this I am a computer guy Smiley Wink

 

I would love to punch the whole design team @ Microsoft for developing Windows 8. Luckily my latop has Windows 7. My poor wife's laptop has windows 8. I told her if it was mine I would lay it on the train tracks behind our house LOL. It is a Toshiba tho 


Toshiba's are OK, i wouldnt say the best. Also regarding the Windows 8, i totally agree that its a pain. There's a program named classic shell for windows 8 to give you the start menu and makes it look like windows 7. If you really hate it i would just downgrade to 7, one windows 7 license is like 150 bucks.

 

All in one computers are nice except when something goes wrong. We deployed a few at work for our executive team and once something happens its very difficult to repair (hardware) because there is no space.

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Re: All-in-One computer

The only Windows 7 I have used was on my phone and didn't like that either.

 

I perfer Vista but you can't buy a PC with that on it anymore.

 

It isn't so much the start and desktop that are issues.  Internet explorer has Java and other things imbedded and they just do not work. It's a known problem but not fixable.  I had to download Firefox which I like better and no issues.

 

I'm a computer/network person also but I disagree that Toshiba is best.

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