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I 65 and retired, I use it for surfing. I dont play games or download music or movies.   Suggest a good choice of laptop  under $300  ?

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  • P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Just to browse the internet well you need at least an i5 with an SSD and a HD screen (1920x1080).   

    Something like this:

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-latitude-e7470-1...

    Maybe you can find something used or on sale, but laptops have gotten very expensive.  It's very hard to find a PC that works well for under $300.   Chromebooks will work at that price point if you are just using it for the internet.  

  • 1 month ago

    get a tablet for surfing instead of a laptop.

  • 1 month ago

    chromebook.........

  • Yammy
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    *Used* ((any brand with any series)) i3/5/7 gen 4; 4Gb RAM (minimum); 2Gb dedicated VGA.

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  • Lv 7
    1 month ago

    no laptop is worth having that is under $450. not new anyways.

    check your local pawn shop for anything less than that.

    avoid the following CPU processors: Atom, Celeron, Sempron, Turion.

    you get what you pay for.

    worst case, why not just get a tablet? a really nice Samsung Galaxy Tab S is about $170...

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    I would not recommend because for under $300 you will likely get a crappy laptop that is outdated. You don't want something that takes forever loading pages and a crappy 720p screen that is dreadful to look at.  I highly suggest you spend atleast $500-700 and get something with atleast a 1080p screen, 8gb ram, 250gb solid state drive, and a quad core processor. It will make your experience surfing on the internet a lot better trust me. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Acer has some cheap laptops that would work.  Pretty much any laptop would do the job.  

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Look at Chromebooks, that would suit you well and they are generally under $300. Lots to choose from.

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