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Old 07-11-2018, 10:16 PM   #1
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I need to buy a laptop. Looked at an Asus today but still looking. What is the best buy under $800?

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Old 07-11-2018, 10:23 PM   #2
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I’d buy a refurbished MacBook. They last forever and once you get used to them are hard to beat. I still have a windows laptop but rarely use it anymore.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:37 PM   #3
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What are you going to need it to do? Honestly, I've found for average users a $300-400 laptop is overkill.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:38 PM   #4
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And I've never found an instance where going with Asus was bad.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:48 PM   #5
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I would avoid any of the newer Macs. The USB-C only port has been a total PITA. I have about 5 different USB-C to XYZ connectors and use them regularly. Want to use a smiple USB drive or SD card.. you just have to buy and carry around an adapter with you... Ugh...

I would look for a previous generation MBP 13" w/retina.
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:57 PM   #6
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:58 PM   #7
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I need to buy a laptop. Looked at an Asus today but still looking. What is the best buy under $800?

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I use the new surface pro and they are great for a laptop or tablet. I can take the key board off a write with the pen to keep notes or type.

What I donít like is connecting to my companies network remotely but that may be my campaniles issue more so than the tablet.


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Old 07-11-2018, 11:55 PM   #8
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Nothing wrong with ASUS. I like Dell too. Support a Texas company.


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My wife bought a dell that flips. Can be used as a regular laptop or flipped backwards and used as a tablet. Cost around $800, really cool machine.


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