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toyman
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Looking at laptop computers but?

Post by toyman » Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:55 pm

After moving to Washington state and finally getting settled in I am looking at getting back into pic programming but need a laptop computer to do the deed. I figure after Christmas sales etc would be a good time to pick up a good refurbished win 7 laptop but which one and how much memory.
Have no room in front of my desk top so laptop is needed for using in another room.
Only plan to use SF and pick2.
Any suggestions
I am planning on using an external power supply as a laptop might not have enough power??

Jerry Messina
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Re: Looking at laptop computers but?

Post by Jerry Messina » Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:52 pm

I think just about anything that can run win7 happily should do you. The minimum ram spec is 2G bytes, so I'd double that and get at least 4G.

I've run Swordfish and MPLAB on a little netbook before, so you don't need much.

toyman
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Re: Looking at laptop computers but?

Post by toyman » Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:36 pm

Thanks Jerry
looking at a refurbished Levano from Newegg for $150-$230
Have never had an issue w/ refurbished stuff

toyman
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Re: Looking at laptop computers but?

Post by toyman » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:51 pm

purchased a refurb from Newegg and trying to get a price match.
Found same at Staples but Newegg says it is not the same but it is.
Even had my son in law who worked for Best Buy geek squad look at the two.
Good price on a Lenovo w/ 500gb HDD for $274

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