Dad needs a new computer

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  1. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    raspabalsa Brain stuck BogoMipping

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    I think the Aspire E15 is a very good choice, especially at that price. I wouldn't expect it to be much slower than the Lenovo Flex 5 except during boots (because of the SSD). Both have the same graphics adapter, and besides, an i5 isn't much better than an i3 IMO. With the savings you could increase its RAM, that would certainly improve its performance.
     
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  3. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Apparently the Acer is designed for easy upgrades, too.

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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Shared this yesterday:

    Meanwhile, in southeastern PA....


    https://1drv.ms/v/s!Au5vR_3k39c6gzKi2LwRDFD3RTlW


    it's a nearly 15 Meg video I shot this morning, minor audio track (me speaking and whatever background noise). never seen a cast of hawks this large before...

    http://baltimorebirdclub.org/gnlist.html <--- cast reference
     
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    scjjtt A Former Palm User

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    Rick - both links very good! I wonder if any this cast might end up working with rOk in the play that he's in?

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    headcronie Greyscale. Nuff Said. Super Moderator

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    Hawks are far more cool than the birds we've got circling our skies. Dusk and dawn, our skies are littered with these things. http://quickcountry.com/heres-just-how-many-crows-there-are-in-downtown-rochester/

    During the day, the skies are dominated by the Canadian Geese. I'll take these any day... http://www.rochesterhomeguide.com/SilverLake-Rochester-MN.php

    @jigwashere

    I've never been a fan of Acer. I wrote them off years ago, and have not looked at them since. Though, we're likely to be getting Acer Chromebooks for work, as Lenovo discontinued their budget friendly line of Chromebooks. Budget friendly = piece of junk. Guess we'll see how Acer devices last as they run about the same price point as the former Lenovo devices.
     
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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    While colloquially called Canadian geese, Canada goose is the name of the species and to us goose nerds (and Canadian citizens), the plural is Canada geese. :)

    I find that brand quality changes over time, sometimes good, often not so much. I had an Acer netbook that served me well, but I understand your sentiment. For $350, I don't expect much but hope it's good enough.
     
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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Do what the weather•guessers do…get a dart-board and modify it as needed; then, grab a handful of darts & a blindfold, and have fun throwin' <G> Actually, jig, I guess you only need one dart…
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    wait! what?! do you have dual (or more) citizenship, or has part of MN been annexed by our neighbors to the North?
     
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