Good Laptop For Card Games for Parent in 60s

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  1. determined09 macrumors 65816

    determined09

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    My Mother is thinking about getting another laptop. She want's to play card games on it. In addition, she wants to be able to add Office to this laptop. Are these specs good enough for her to use Office on them?


    1) Asus 17" I'm thinking this one.
    ncludes X751MA-DB01Q laptop with four-cell lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and manual; Premier Entertainment Suite software voucher
    Windows 8.1 Pro, 64-bit operating system
    1.83GHz Intel Baytrail-M N2930 quad-core processor, up to 2.16GHz with Turbo Boost
    17.3" diagonal HD+ glossy display with 1600x900 resolution
    8GB DDR3 RAM
    1TB 5400 RPM hard drive
    Dual-layer DVD+/-RW drive
    802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
    Intel Unified Memory Architecture graphics
    SonicMaster audio
    VGA webcam
    Chiclet-style keyboard with numeric keypad
    Built-in wide 16:9 touchpad
    3GB lifetime Asus WebStorage
    Memory card reader: SD, MMC, MS
    USB 3.0 port
    Two USB 2.0 ports
    HDMI, VGA, ethernet ports
    Headphone/microphone jack
    Measures approximately 16-1/4"W x 10-3/4"D x 1-1/4"H; weighs 6.2 lbs
    UL listed; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
    Imported

    2) Acer 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop - Intel Core i5,8GB, 1TB HDD

    Includes Aspire V5-573P-54208G1Taii laptop, four-cell lithium-polymer battery, and AC adapter
    Windows 8.1 operating system
    1.6GHz Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core processor
    15.6" diagonal LED-backlit active-matrix TFT LCD HD multi-touchscreen display with 1366x768 resolution
    8GB DDR3L SDRAM
    1TB SATA hard drive
    802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
    Bluetooth 4.0+HS wireless technology
    Intel HD 4400 graphics
    Webcam with microphone
    Touchpad
    SD memory card reader
    USB 3.0 port
    Two USB 2.0 ports
    Acer converter, HDMI, ethernet ports
    Measures approximately 15"W x 10-1/8"D x 1"H; weighs 4.85 lbs
    UL listed; 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
    Imported

    Which on would you recommend?

    BTW, She wants on with a DVD player because we still have a slow DSL service at the house. Software downloads take a really long time. She already has Office on a DVD.

    Thank you
     
  2. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Good Laptop For Card Games for Parent in 60s

    The cheapest notebook should suffice. Maybe even a Chromebook
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Get an iPad...

    But for what she needs a laptop for, either of those is far more than sufficient for her.
     
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    I am a big fan of ipads for this demographic as well, depending on the amount of office work
     
  5. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    I don't think they had laptops in the 60's....
     
  6. determined09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My Mother is 64 years old.
     
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    The OP already stated that his mother required a DVD/CD player with the device to be.

    Because the internet is slow, I wouldn't recommend anything like iPad or a tablet. UNLESS you can get a reasonable one that can have an external dvd plug in via USB which.. gasp! you can't do with an iPad! Sorry if I sound snarky, not my intent, just that one would think that Apple would have made something like that a bit easier for more people.

    But to answer your question, either machine mentioned should work well enough for her needs.

    To agree a bit with the above quotes though, for what my mother DOES use the iPad for (emails, media consumption, online banking) she LOVES her iPad and can easily port it around when they are travelling, unlike a laptop.
     

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