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Old 2012-06-08, 12:58 PM   #16
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I've been running Windows XP on my MBP for the better part of 2 years now. VirtualBox works flawlessly (and the price is right!).

While I've not played any games in the VM, it has handled everything else I've thrown at it quite nicely. That being said, my preference is always to use a native OS X app when available.
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Old 2012-06-08, 04:01 PM   #17
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I have been using Parallels Desktop for a couple of years and the last versions work very well with Windows 7. I still prefer to turn off some of the Windows eye candy to help with speed and battery, but considering there aren't a lot of software that I HAVE to run on Windows, it's more than adequate.
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Old 2012-06-08, 04:12 PM   #18
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I wanted to thank everyone for their advice. I greatly appreciate it. Still don't know what I will do for sure, but most likely I will buy a MBP
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Old 2013-12-05, 03:12 PM   #19
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Just wondering if anybody have ever purchased a Lap Top from Shoppers Drug Mart? The reason I am asking is I have enough Shoppers Optimum Points to get $170.00 off of a purchase. I have seen a few different Lap Top advertised in their flyer.
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Old 2013-12-05, 10:05 PM   #20
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My mom has bought one and also 2 netbooks.
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Old 2013-12-05, 10:14 PM   #21
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Just wondering if anybody have ever purchased a Lap Top from Shoppers Drug Mart?
You might want to mention what models are listed. I'd think that would be more important than where you buy them.
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Old 2013-12-06, 01:25 PM   #22
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Today's flyer has a Acer 11.6" Dual Core 320/2GB Notebook for $199.99 no model number was mentioned.
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Old 2013-12-23, 02:26 PM   #23
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This is probably the best Lap Top Shoppers has ever offered. Its a HP Pavilion TouchSmart Sleekbook Notebook. No other details provided in flyer. Its going for $499.99. Flyer expired on December 20th.
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Old 2013-12-31, 01:41 PM   #24
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I decided against the HP Pavilion Touch Smart Sleek notebook at Shopper because it didn't have a DVD Drive. Instead I went ahead and purchased the Toshiba 15.6" dual core 6GB 500GB Hard Drive for $429.00 Less $200.00 for Optimum Points. So it was $229.00 Plus Tax. The Model Number is PSCF6C-053002. I am happy with it so far. This is probably the best Lap Top that Shopper Drug Mart sells.
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Old 2014-08-02, 01:00 PM   #25
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Wife's HP lap top crashed so might be looking at a replacement. Mt computer guy says it might be the Graphic on board burned out, HP he said is noted for this type of failure. Not being a computer savvy guy so not sure what it means. The lap top is about 4 to 5 years old so maybe HP have corrected the problem. He will be doing a diagnoses to pin point the problem. So if the lap top is not worth fixing I am looking for something other than HP and not a MAC. Trying to stay in the $400 or lower price range. A notebook is an option. Suggestions please.
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Old 2014-08-02, 04:46 PM   #26
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^^^^
About 2.5 years ago, I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad. I'm quite happy with it.
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Old 2014-08-02, 04:58 PM   #27
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I bought a refurbished Lenovo Ideapad P500 from Futureshop for $399, Core i5, blu-ray, 750gb HDD, 6 GB DDR, it's been great.
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Old 2014-08-02, 10:43 PM   #28
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I checked Bestbuy and Futureshop websites, and I found a couple good deals. The best deal I found was Futureshop, they have a refurbed Lenovo laptop for $299. It's 15.6", i5 processor, 6 GB, and a 750GB HD, and Windows 7. That's probably the best value you're going to find for the money.

The runner-up was a $399 Gateway 15.6" laptop at Best Buy, with i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HD, running Windows 8.

I wouldn't recommend getting a "Chromebook", which doesn't run Windows, a system with a non-Intel Core processor (i3 or better), or with less than 4 GB of RAM. Also, although there are exceptions, many refurbs aren't as good of a deal as you'd expect, as they often have older hardware with lower specs for about the same price as a new.
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Old 2014-08-03, 08:51 PM   #29
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I would be wary of refurbished Win7 laptops. Some of them are coming off business leases and could have a lot of wear and tear. Check the date of manufacture and history before buying. They may have dated hardware, which could be an issue for some uses. Never mind that some components, like the hard drive, may be past their design half-life.
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Old 2014-08-03, 09:11 PM   #30
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Nothing wrong with a refurbished one, my Lenovo came with a 12 month 'like new' warranty.
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