Topic: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

My old dear is after a replacement laptop - she basically just uses it to access Facebook and play some of the shite games on there

She has no need to use Office or anything like that and barely touches anything else like Google,  BBC News etc

I'd appreciate recommendations that best suits her needs - good screen resolution with (at best) average processor speeds.  I'd be happy enough to pay up to £500 provided it gave value-for-money

I've had a quick Google myself but just find lots of conflicting opinions that I'm not savvy enough to qualify

Thoughts anyone?

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Re: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

Wouldn't a refurbished £100 job do all that without breaking sweat?

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Re: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

Possibly Reg but I'd still want to get a decent one - there's literally 100s on the interweb both New and Refurbished

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Re: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

This one?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HEWLETT-PACK … 1438.l2649

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Re: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

For what your mam needs it for it will be 10x more than adequate.  I'm no expert but she's not really needing it for anything fancy and that's a decent piece of kit by the look of it.

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Wouldn't she be better off with a cheap tablet?

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Re: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

Kindle Fires are pretty good and cheap as effin jefferoo.  Facebook app works fine and you can get free bokks on it.

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Chromebook all the way Ray, this would be perfect and doubles as a tablet and is £500ish


ASUS Chromebook Flip C302CA

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Re: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

She is adamant she wants a 17" screen,  getting old and all that

She's not a fan of touchscreen either - no point trying to change her mind

She's a wizz with the keyboard and mouse on Countrylife.......

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Re: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

Plenty on ebuyer.  It's a case of how much do you want to spend.

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Plenty on ebuyer.  It's a case of how much do you want to spend.

There's 3 on eBuyer at the required 17" screen size or more

Cheapest is £850

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Re: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

Dell Inspiron 5000 17-Inch HD Laptop -  … 4AbAYX6RQ1

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Re: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

Chromebook or iPad with keyboard

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Re: 17" bog standard laptop for my old mum

All the recommendations look good but are either too small (has to be 17") or way too over-specced (she doesn't even use Google)

I've bought a refurbed one - Reg and I were obviously separated at birth

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