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Thread: help me find a new inexpensive computer for mom

  1. #11
    Drop MS Office and install OpenOffice instead... it may save you some cash.'s worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

  2. #12
    yeah, if I can convince her to.

    It's kinda hard to teach an ol... *cough* mom... new tricks.

    I'm running OpenOffice on my computers.

  3. #13
    I understand completely.

    Why not wait for a good Mac-Mini deal? The whole teaching moms new tricks thing?'s worse than we thought. it turns out the people at the white house are not secret muslims, they're nerds.

  4. #14
    Thanks Scott ,for asking this question. I have been looking for a laptop or notebook so that I can stay on-line even more than I do now LOL. My desktop still works but want the convience. I have checked the Dell outlet on-line and they do have some good deals on refurbished, including warranties. But I will check out these web sites others have suggested.

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    Sounds like you need something for that cough!
    T7-8 since Feb 2005

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    Cheap (inexpensive) computer

    Have you checked out It's a free selling/buying community that we have had excellent experience with. A word of caution - read the scam notices and it's best to buy locally.

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    Hehe, I'm actuAlly watching Peoples Court with a case about a computer from craigs list.

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    My brother just bought my parents a brand new computer from emachines for $250 including the printer, but not the monitor. Came with a dvd-rw and vista basic too.

  9. #19
    update: went w/ this:

    Dell SB has Vostro 200 Desktop with 19" LCD and a choice of Windows XP Home or Windows Vista Home Basic for $389 with free shipping. Thanks mikeopp2
    • Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2160 (1.80GHz, 1MB L2 Cache, 800FSB)
    • Genuine Windows XP Home or Windows Vista Home Basic
    • Dell 19 inch Widescreen E198WFP Analog Flat Panel Monitor
    • 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz - 2DIMMs
    • 80GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache
    • Single Drive: 16X DVD-ROM Drive
    • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
    • Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    • 1 Year Limited Hardware Warranty with Next Business Day On-Site Service

  10. #20
    Hi Scott,

    It looks like plenty of computer for your mom. I would caution against selecting Windows Vista Basic Edition!

    Good luck!
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