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Old 12-04-2018, 11:21 PM
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Have a friend that wants a computer to do email, web browsing, basic stuff. No game playing or anything like that. He wanted to keep the cost around $400 or so.

He wanted me to advise him if an All in One would be better than the traditional desktop. I really have not seen too many All in Ones, so I have a hard time with advise on this one.

Any suggestions?
You can do everything a computer can do and more on a newer Smart phone. I have a Galaxy Note 8 and it is much much better than any computer.. it fits in my pocket...

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Old 12-05-2018, 06:59 AM
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Your friend may wish to take a look at iPads. They start at about $300 new and there are 4 different screen sizes available. I would avoid anything used that is more than 2 years old. If he truly wants an all-in-one, an iMac is another option but he won’t get one for $400 since they start at about $1000. However, you do get what you pay for.


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Have a friend that wants a computer to do email, web browsing, basic stuff. No game playing or anything like that. He wanted to keep the cost around $400 or so.

He wanted me to advise him if an All in One would be better than the traditional desktop. I really have not seen too many All in Ones, so I have a hard time with advise on this one.

Any suggestions?

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Old 12-05-2018, 07:06 AM
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I guess I go look at a chromebook tomorrow and get an education on newer technology. My friends live in the cold north, so if I suggest for them to get a chromebook, I better learn quick. I only know about your typical Windows systems.

Grew up running those big old IBM computers that took up a room and had round reel tapes and punch cards to run your programs.......oh the good old days...
I've been using a chromebook for about 10 years. I've used Apple II, and all version of Microsoft (DOS included), If you've used the chrome browser you can use a chromebook. BTW, you can get a chromebox if you already have a monitor and keyboard.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:18 AM
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I have a Dell all in one and would never go back to a laptop or tower type. It's just awesome.
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Old 12-05-2018, 09:35 AM
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go to dealnews.com and you can find plenty of desktop pcs for $300
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ALSO... If you can find one with a Solid State Disk ( SSD).. it will make a gigantic improvement in performance
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Old 12-05-2018, 10:53 AM
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Can you plug a chromebook into a larger monitor?
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Old 12-05-2018, 12:05 PM
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Also, can you use a separate keyboard with Chromebook?
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Old 12-05-2018, 03:42 PM
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If all you're looking to do is email, web browsing, then a tablet makes so much more sense.
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