Looking for a laptop $500 or less

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  1. Fbird

    Fbird Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    thank you folks for the guidance as it has been a minute since i have looked into these things. Current model is a Dell insperion XXXx...vintage 2006! Has worked 100% flawless till...the other day it would NOT boot up...drive sounded like a struggling 4 banger trying to go up a hill.....it had to "repair" itself and restart 2 times before OS was operable. (hasent been shut down since....is in hibernation mood till i get a back-up) about to just that.

    I do need to run excell, word, and probably do some autocad as well.
     
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    I'd say you got your money's worth out of it.
     
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    Get that back up drive hooked up and Cross your fingers. It was cool that I got the warning of Hard drive failure. I did not waste any time. Went to Best Buy and picked up a Sea gate 2TB B/U Drive. The process was simple. The only thing I didn't like was when I went to reload my Stuff on the new hard drive it was arranged differently. It all went back in. I just had to adjust to my liking. Or at least adjust to it. When I 1st got my Lap top it prompted me to create a back up. I did but the way it did was on several CD's. What a pain. Plus I couldn't find them at that time. I found them after as usual. Anyway, the B/U Drive was so much easier.
     
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    Fbird Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    i# core @2.4 ghz, 6.0 g RAM, 500 gb hard drive (212 gb open)
     
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    Go to your Windows system open and click on settings then click properties. Depending on what Windows you have. It should show your specs and what core type.
     
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    i3 core...
    half way thru file transfers to 3T external drive.
     
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