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Old 04-16-2014, 02:46 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Pestilence View Post
So let's hear your opinions....

My parents need to get a new laptop. Their current laptop is 5 years old and running XP. Would a Chromebook be better? My Dad has straight up killed some of his past computers because of malware and shit like that. They're in their 60s and really only need to edit documents, check e-mail, browse the web and possibly skype later on. My Mom says that she'll need to use Publisher....but I'm not to sure about that one.

Would a Chromebook be a better purchase?
I love it when people list off things like that and use "only" in the same sentence. That's describing a real computer. They might be able to do some of that with Google Docs, but it'll piss them off and they'll complain to you.

The high budget option is a Mac. She can print pictures and make cards to her heart's content with iPhoto and the stuff that comes with the Mac out of the box. Dad can't muck it up with malware either. I know folks from an older generation that really liked the ability to go take classes and stuff at the Apple Store.

Low budget option is a Windows 7 machine, but factor in all the software when you compare prices.

Guess it depends on how much you value the time spent having to be their help desk.
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