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Need a fast recommendation for a Windows laptop for friend


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#21 of 24 DaveF

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Posted August 08 2013 - 06:47 PM

If all you need is IE then yeah, Parallels.
 
But I recommend you quit any company or service that only supports IE in 2013.  Seriously, if they don't give a shit about their product why should you?

It's not that simple. I'm not quitting my job over their choice of a teleconferencing website.

My friend is an independent consultant who must use a variety of outside B2B services dictated by his clients. He's not going to refuse their business over a browser issue, he's going to buy a PC with IE.

I can't recommend Parallels merely to run IE. it's too much technical trouble, cost, battery life killer. I have no idea if chrome or Firefox work with his sites. My experiences suggest that won't fix it.

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Posted August 08 2013 - 06:50 PM

I guess I'd most likely just go w/ a Dell XPS something Ultrabook, if I was in the market for something like that...  Or maybe whatever IBM or Lenovo offers in that category now...


 


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I'll pass it along. I wish I had time to ask my Microsoftie neighbor. :)

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Posted October 28 2013 - 04:32 AM

Second verse, same as the first...

Any noteable new Windows 8.1 laptops, since the new intel chips came out?

Dad needs a new laptop. 13" SSD. Good battery life. MS office and Windows Remote Desktop / VPN are main uses. Keyboard necessary. Touchscreen desired, but not necessary. May also run some specialty accounting websites (the sort that only work in IE on Windows).

I can't make heads or tails of Windows Surface line (my dad thinks he wants the 'new Windows 8 computer'), or MS laptop summary site, or Dell.com.

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Posted October 28 2013 - 07:53 AM

Windows 8 is a nice step up.

One of the home builders I work with put everybody on a Surface. Except for certain esoteric programs(they don't use everyday anyway) it works fine.

I wouldn't recommend Surface, yet, as a dedicated computer.




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