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Simple PC for my father

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by cryptophreak, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. cryptophreak

    cryptophreak unbalanced

    Jul 2, 2011
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    My dad is not a rich man. He's recovering from cancer and resultant PTSD, and he likes to download movies off The Pirate Bay (I showed him how to use VPNs) and hang out on Facebook. His laptop broke and he's looking for something to replace it. What's the cheapest thing that will run Chrome, a torrent client, and VLC—and not piss him off with how much it sucks?

    I'm looking at this:

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  2. Al

    Al Reaper

    Jun 21, 2005
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  3. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

    Feb 3, 2000
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    Chromebook not work?
  4. gopostal

    gopostal Active Member

    Jan 19, 2006
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    Cryp, not to get too personal but I served during the first Desert Storm and also had a brutal cancer go-round. If your pop ever needs to talk to someone let me know. I've dealt with both situations rather extensively. One of the very best things to have is someone else who has been through it as someone to talk about it with. It's just really hard to understand the struggles unless you've been there.

    As for the notebook, I bought one as an interim replacement for my teen daughter because she stepped on her 'good' one. It was only meant as a short term substitute but she's been using it daily now for a long time (over a year? can't remember exactly) and she's more than happy with it. No internal fan means she can bury it in her covers while she uses it. I'd buy another without a moment of hesitation as long as you understand the limitations it has.
    Jackal likes this.

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