So, my old Dell POS laptop gave up the ghost over a month ago and I need a replacement. I had ordered an HP Butterfly Blossom G4-2149se laptop on Amazon for a wicked good price, but then the seller never shipped it and never returned my communications, so the order got cancelled. I know DH wants to get me a laptop for my birthday/our anniversary (the same day) in October (but he doesn't know that I know that's what he's planning
I've only ever had two laptops: an HP L2000 limited edition LiveSTRONG laptop that I bought back in 2006 as a refurb and the Dell dinosaur my dad gave me in 2010 when my HP finally kicked the bucket (all the drivers went out on it and it was not fixable). I hated the Dell with a passion, but it ran. I LOVED the HP. It had an AMD processor and had better specs than the $2100 custom HP laptop I bought my ex that same year (only paid $825 for mine).
So, I know for sure that I don't want a Dell and that I do like HPs. I also prefer AMD processors...unless Intels have gotten better in recent years (the Dell I had had an Intel, but it was probably 10+ years old, as the thing was an inch thick and weighed 15+lbs).
The trouble I'm having is that I know we don't have a ton of money to spare for a laptop for me, but all the laptops I have found with AMDs in them are more than we can comfortably afford.
So, I'm calling on you guys for help. Here's what I want:
-Needs to be able to support Apache Open Office and be comfortable to type on
-Needs to be able to support a Diablo-esque game called "Fate" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fate_(video_game
-Needs to have at least two USB ports
-Don't want anything bigger than a 15". 14" would be preferable. Don't like big, bulky laptops (my Dell was a 15.6" and my HP was a 14"...much preferred the size and handiness of the HP).
Other than that, anything is game. Oh, and I'd like to stay under $300, if possible.