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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:12 am 
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So, Karen's laptop took a dump a few weeks back (the screen hinge started coming unhinged and then she started getting the blue screen of death), so I switched her to my outdated iPad 2 to use temporarily.

She likes that fine, but since it is outdated, it is slow and sometimes it is hard to use as it can be a bit touchy, or sometimes it drops an app for no apparent reason, etc.

We had originally thought to get her laptop fixed but the only reputable place here that we could find was asking over $100 just to look at it plus labor and so on. She just bought it last year and it is barely, maybe, 15 months old (she did not get a warranty and her nephew took her to Best Buy and just chose the first one they saw for money she had).

Now, her mother sent her some cash to buy a "new" laptop that we just got yesterday.

She only needs the laptop for Skype with her mom, Facebook, email, and connecting to her online games of cards (which I think is linked to an Xbox account of her nephew), and room for photos.

Windows 10 obviously, but not a shit install, if possible.

Nothing fancy, but heavy-duty enough that the cats can step on it and it won't break - we figure that is what happened to her last one since the thing would bow under their weight.

A bigger screen might be good too since her eyes are not always the best (at least 14" probably).

I have been looking at Newegg and checking refurbished ones, too.

Price range can be upwards of $300 maybe $400, but definitely not over $400 if at all possible.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:52 am 
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I'd go with this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Latitude- ... Swa81aLC6W

For slightly less, this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-Latitude- ... SwICpaIGCu

Basically, they are the same laptop, but the first one is a generation newer, and has a MUCH better screen. If that's a deciding factor, get the first one. Both have a 60 or 90 day warranty. The Latitude laptops are built like tanks, and will take a beating. Very modular as well, so if you want to upgrade the SSD to a larger model, it would take all of 5 minutes to do the swap.

These are refurbished units (most often off-lease units from cubicle farms), and will probably have scratches and or dings on the exterior of the unit. I my experience, the screens and keyboard areas are in excellent condition (but check with the seller if you are picky about that).

I have no experience with the sellers listed in the two links. If you want to look elsewhere, just look for the e7440/e6430/e6440 models (make sure the 7440 has a FHD screen). Also, get one with an SSD - Karen will thank you for it. Dellrefurbished.com often has great coupons, but - in my experience - eBay sellers beat them every time.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:28 am 
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I took Chris's advice on that model, though I bought through the Dell site when they were having a 50% off sale. I can also confirm that swapping out the hard drive for an SSD was easy. And the thing loads instantly.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:07 am 
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We've bookmarked the model number (e7440) and will look for one with the SSD to avoid load times.

Much appreciated for the advice.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:47 am 
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So Chris - my wife needs a new laptop as well. Basically for doing bills, internet, pictures. She doesn't do any gaming. These look good, but she asked me to ask about the Lenovo Thinkpad at work, and really likes it. She's always had Dell's at home, so I'm not worried about her using one of those.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:22 am 
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If she likes the one she has at work, then go with that. Nothing wrong with Lenovo laptops. I don't think you'll find them as cheap as Dell, but no harm in looking. If you're concerned about specific model numbers. Send me a link before buying.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:32 pm 
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Finally ordered. I hope she is happy with it. Thank you for your help.

We'll have it on Monday, 5 February.

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Assuming I'll be using a docking station and monitor, any issues with this one?

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Latitude-Pr ... ords=4310U

Quick Caveat: Employer is purchasing for work from home, needs to be 'in the $300 range'. The docking station/port extender that works with duel monitors for this is about $72.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:29 am 
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Ericubus wrote:
Assuming I'll be using a docking station and monitor, any issues with this one?

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Latitude-Pr ... ords=4310U

Quick Caveat: Employer is purchasing for work from home, needs to be 'in the $300 range'. The docking station/port extender that works with duel monitors for this is about $72.

Karen and I really like her e7440.

CK did us right with that one.

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Ericubus wrote:
Assuming I'll be using a docking station and monitor, any issues with this one?

https://www.amazon.com/Dell-Latitude-Pr ... ords=4310U

Quick Caveat: Employer is purchasing for work from home, needs to be 'in the $300 range'. The docking station/port extender that works with duel monitors for this is about $72.

If you're talking about the e docks (not usb 3 dock), then even the cheapest does dual monitors. The more expensive e dock has dual display ports, so you can do dual 1440p (which is something you can't do with the older VGA/DVI ones).

Anyway, yes, the 7240 is a fine laptop (but you would get a vastly superior deal on eBay; possibly even dellrefurbished.com)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:21 am 
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Thanks, Chris. They want to buy off Amazon, so not my choice, not my money, they just wanted me to pick one from there.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:52 am 
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Chris,

What is the best fake pussy to get, and where can I make a discreet purchase? Being easy to clean is essential.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:59 am 
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plenty of fake pussy in NJ...

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:22 am 
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I said easy to clean. Balls are contrary to that.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:44 pm 
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Shoe wrote:
Chris,

What is the best fake pussy to get, and where can I make a discreet purchase? Being easy to clean is essential.

Thanks!

Karen and I had enjoyed our perusal of fake pussies at the XXX store. She was fascinated by all the different labia and I was amazed at how they felt inside.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Shoe wrote:
I said easy to clean. Balls are contrary to that.

Karen says, in general, balls are far easier to clean than vaginae.

She might be right considering vagina flushing, douches, etc., VS. maybe some powder for balls and an occasional soap & rinse.

There is also the airing out factors.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:02 pm 
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powder? are you baking bread down there?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:42 pm 
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powder? are you baking bread down there?

Dude, Gold Bond and corn starch are official anti-swamp ball meds.

Powder prevents swamp crotch.

Science, bitch.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:33 pm 
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I avoid heat and humidity whenever humanly possible.

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Long-distance sailing races don't involve showering.

I can testify to the power of Gold Bond powder.


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Eric wrote:
Long-distance sailing races don't involve showering.

I can testify to the power of Gold Bond powder.

It's the 007 of ball powder.

It has Bond right in the name.

Bond. Ball Bond.

8-)

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I used to do wild west shows in the dead of summer, geared up in all sorts of cowboy gear, duster, the whole nine, when it was 100 degrees out. It was sweaty as hell.

Gold Bond was essential to life.

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I require photographic proof of this.

Not your balls - the Wild West shows.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:11 am 
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I have a bunch of photos, but they're in storage. And a DVD from a promo video we did was back in '93 or '94.

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I recall seeing a photo posted to facebook or here years back.


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Yeah, I'm pretty sure there is one or two on there from a few years back, but I can't be bothered to log into my Facebook account (and please, no one grab it and post it here; thanks).

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Shoe wrote:
Yeah, I'm pretty sure there is one or two on there from a few years back, but I can't be bothered to log into my Facebook account (and please, no one grab it and post it here; thanks).

Sure, I'll put it on Twitter.


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