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PostTue Sep 13, 2022 5:33 pm 
Chief Joseph wrote:
hope to find something light and say between 175-250 price range
https://www.ebay.com/itm/265876583512

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PostTue Sep 13, 2022 8:04 pm 
Maybe a refurbished item?

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PostTue Sep 13, 2022 8:14 pm 
If a chromebook has been working for you, a newer chromebook that won't have aging hardware is pretty affordable $128 Samsung Chromebook 4 (2021 Model) 11.6" Intel UHD Graphics 600, Intel Celeron Processor N4020, 4GB, 32GB, Wi-Fi - (XE310XBA-KA1US) https://a.co/d/bshqIIc Being able to rip CDs is tricky many laptops no longer have CD/DVD/Blu-ray drives. Higher end laptops have them more frequently, but now you are looking at machines that cost more than $500. But one can buy an external CD drive for around $30 https://chromeready.com/8283/copy-music-from-cd-to-a-sd-card-using-chromebook

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PostTue Sep 13, 2022 8:26 pm 
Sounds like a good way to go, thanks for the info. I have been putting off getting an external drive for a while, time to do it. I have been very happy with my old chromebook so an upgrade should be the ticket.

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PostWed Sep 14, 2022 2:06 pm 
Chief Joseph wrote:
Old thread I know but I am thinking of buying a laptop, am not tech savvy and not sure what my best options are. I have been using a Samsung Chromebook tablet that is about 8 years old and starting to act up.
You're posting this in a thread about Windows, which is confusing to people with the tech skill to help you. Windows and Chrome PS are two different ways of using a computer, it's an either or but not both thing. To make sure you get good advice, are you happy with your Chromebook other than it showing its age? Is there a reason you need or want Windows?

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PostWed Sep 14, 2022 3:44 pm 
No, not looking for Windows info, just bumped this thread because it was the first one that my search came across, didn't see the need to start a new thread. I am going to go with another Chromebook since I have been very happy with this one. The only thing I want to be able to do as I said is to upload CD's, but I have an older laptop that I can still do that on, so no big deal.

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 10:25 am 
Then get a Chromebook and an external optical drive. That's the best value if you don't need Windows.

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 12:42 pm 
It's on the way, ordered the one that Randito linked above, thanks guys.

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 1:33 pm 
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PostSat Sep 24, 2022 6:56 pm 
Love my new Chromebook, no more screen flutter and fade. The one I had lasted nearly 10 years, now my son can use it.

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