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Old 14 November 2017, 16:01
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Best Microsoft Office version for new Windows 10 laptop?

I'm picking up a new Acer laptop today. I have many options for the Microsoft Office version and wanted to know what others think is the best. I don't do much more than Word and Excel.

Also, I am buying this Office suite off of eBay through a online key code. It is a Microsoft Office ( whichever version I select) with a lifetime key.

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365

Pro

Pro Plus

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Old 14 November 2017, 17:10
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Pro Plus How much ram an does it have how much disk space will you have is it an I-5 or I-7 an I-7 will have the best speed for your computer.
Does it have an SSD drive

I would look at the Dell - Inspiron 15.6" Laptop - AMD A9-- 8GB - AMD Radeon R5 Graphics - 1TB HD - Red

Check to see if this is refurbish computer, which means someone returned it for a reason.

I would go with a Dell or HP computer

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Old 14 November 2017, 17:13
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Old 14 November 2017, 17:14
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The only thing you have to worry about is functionality. Your computer will handle any of the versions. The versions unlock more and more capabilities, as well as more options (for instance, PowerPoint won't come in some versions).

Go for the gold if you can. It doesn't hurt to go to the top if you have the option.

TL:DR: Pro Plus.
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Old 14 November 2017, 17:23
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Don't laugh. It's not a Cray!

Aspire ES1-572-3729 15.6" Laptop Computer - Black; Intel Core i3-7100U Processor 2.40GHz; Microsoft Windows 10 Home; 6GB DDR4 RAM; 1TB 5,400RPM Hard Drive; Intel HD Graphics 620; 8x DVD Doubl
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Old 14 November 2017, 17:53
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Don't laugh. It's not a Cray!

Aspire ES1-572-3729 15.6" Laptop Computer - Black; Intel Core i3-7100U Processor 2.40GHz; Microsoft Windows 10 Home; 6GB DDR4 RAM; 1TB 5,400RPM Hard Drive; Intel HD Graphics 620; 8x DVD Doubl
Be glad it's not a Cray... they are / were boat anchors compared to what's probably in your pocket right now... a smart phone:

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If you're the kind of person who enjoys watching popular science programs on TV, then you might have heard some of Dr. Michio Kaku's fascinating theories on what the future has in store for us. In this post, however, we'll take a quick trip back to the past, inspired by something that Kaku states in one of his recent books: "Today, your cell phone has more computer power than all of NASA back in 1969, when it placed two astronauts on the moon." Seems hard to believe, we know, but it is actually true – a hand-held apparatus on which we fling birds at pigs has greater computational capabilities than the arsenal of machines used for guiding crafts through outer space some 45 years ago.


Apollo Guidance Computer, 0.043MHz clock speed

Multiple IBM System/360 Model 75 mainframe computers, costing up to $3.5 million apiece all the while occupying tremendous amounts of space, were operational at NASA at the time. Each could perform several hundred thousand addition operations per second, and their total memory capacity was in the megabyte range. As for the 70-pound Apollo Guidance Computer, which the Apollo 11 Command Module had on board, it was a machine that had 64 kilobytes of memory and operated at 0.043MHz. In comparison, an iPhone 5s, which you can easily fit into any pocket, has a CPU running at speeds of up to 1.3GHz – enough to enable the execution of millions of calculations each second. And the iPhone's 1GB of RAM should well suffice for storing the 6 megabytes of code that NASA developed to monitor the status of its spacecrafts and astronauts in 1969.


The Cray-1 supercomputer ran at 80MHz

Several years later, in 1975, a supercomputer named Cray-1 came around. It was a capable and awesome-looking piece of machinery that "flew" at a rate of 80MHz. While generally used for scientific projects, such as simulating the interaction of fluids, one of these bad boys helped render the CGI for the first Tron movie, released in 1982. But a Cray-1's raw computational power of 80 million floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) is laughable by today's standards; the graphics unit inside the iPhone 5s produces about 76.8 GFLOPS – nearly a thousand times more. And surely, the iPhone can render 3D graphics looking better than Tron's Lightcycle scene. On a related note, the Cray-2 supercomputer was released 10 years after the Cray-1 and was the world's fastest supercomputer until 1990. But even with a performance of up to 1.9 GFLOPS, the liquid-cooled, 200-kilowatt machine still ranks behind the Apple iPhone, at least when it comes to GFLOPS ratings.


Deep Blue – still not quite as good as a smartphone

Deep Blue is another supercomputer that you might have heard of. It is the machine best known for winning against world chess champion Garry Kasparov with a score of 2:1 in a 6-game match. That happened on May 11, 1997, when Deep Blue was the 259th most powerful computer in the world. It boasted a performance figure of 11.38 GFLOPS and could evaluate 200 million positions on the chessboard each second (although still not good enough to run Crysis, we suppose). Today, some 17 years later, the ARM Mali-T628MP6 GPU inside the Exynos-based Samsung Galaxy S5 outputs 142 GFLOPS. And the 192-core GPU on the Tegra K1 SoC produces an even more impressive peak of 364 GFLOPS. Sure, these might not be superior to Deep Blue when it comes to playing chess, but in terms of brute, number-crunching power, these mobile graphics processors stand stronger.

So yeah, technology is definitely advancing, and it is doing so at a rapid pace. What takes a supercomputer to calculate today will most likely be a piece of cake for the smartphones (or whatever they evolve into) that we'll be using in 2020, just like today's smartphones have the processing potential of a vintage supercomputer. What we'll be investing this computational power into, however, is a whole different topic. Feel free to share your predictions down in the comments!
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Old 14 November 2017, 19:01
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Instead of buying Ms office, at least look into and evaluate libreoffice! It's free and it supports all the same formats and looks essentially the same.

I have used it since i stopped being able to buy the student version of office. Does PowerPoint Excel word all exactly the same and interchangeable. Documents you save as office format (docx) will be totally fine being opened edited and returned to someone using office.

Might as well check it out, it's free...
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Old 14 November 2017, 20:20
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Do you know how old that processor is it came out 2003, The current Processor is Intel Core I-7 updated about 5 months ago from HP.

Do you know who makes the Acer computer it's HP they make Dell an other brands

To be honest I would not but the ACER computer it is HP.

Check out HP or Dell They give Military Discounts. My new computer I got several months ago was listed at $2,800.00

I got it for $1000.28 an I had it special built to my specks.

Good luck on what you buy.
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Old 14 November 2017, 20:56
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Im checking it out when I get home before I buy Office. Thanks!!


Wildman...I'm on a limited budget. I do not game, at all. Graphics not an issue. Surfing porn, MS Office stuff, and watching movies on Showbox. Thats pretty much it. Anything above $400- $500 would be passing away money!
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Old 14 November 2017, 21:00
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Do you know how old that processor is it came out 2003, The current Processor is Intel Core I-7 updated about 5 months ago from HP.

Do you know who makes the Acer computer it's HP they make Dell an other brands

To be honest I would not but the ACER computer it is HP.

Check out HP or Dell They give Military Discounts. My new computer I got several months ago was listed at $2,800.00

I got it for $1000.28 an I had it special built to my specks.

Good luck on what you buy.
Wildman, I appreciate all you do for the community but fuck....
Why are you delivering bad news to the guy?

Please prove that HP makes Acer and Dell computers. I'd like to see your sources because I've never heard that shit before.
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Old 14 November 2017, 21:31
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I'm typing this on an old Toshiba with an A6-3400M. That i3-7100u is twice as fast as mine. It is more than adequate for just about anything you want to do with it short of gaming and graphics editing.


Heck, I can even play some Command and Conquer on it too :)
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Old 14 November 2017, 22:05
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Wildman, I appreciate all you do for the community but fuck....
Why are you delivering bad news to the guy?

Please prove that HP makes Acer and Dell computers. I'd like to see your sources because I've never heard that shit before.
Just go on HP web site an you can see what computers they make under different names.
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Old 14 November 2017, 22:15
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Just go on HP web site an you can see what computers they make under different names.
HP does not "make" computers for Dell. There are several Taiwanese companies that manufacture hardware that are rebranded as Dell, HP, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_laptop_brands_and_manufacturers
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Just go on HP web site an you can see what computers they make under different names.
I asked for proof. You did not provide any.
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Akheloce and Local,

Im checking it out when I get home before I buy Office. Thanks!!


Wildman...I'm on a limited budget. I do not game, at all. Graphics not an issue. Surfing porn, MS Office stuff, and watching movies on Showbox. Thats pretty much it. Anything above $400- $500 would be passing away money!
You can get a good computer between $400.00 to $500.00
HP has some good sales going on Now so does DELL

I also don't do games at all some graphics that I get paid for, no porn, or movies. One of the things is the speed for up load.

What are you using for internet what speed will you have.

By the way I still have 1 more payments on my computer.
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Old 15 November 2017, 02:44
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HP does not "make" computers for Dell. There are several Taiwanese companies that manufacture hardware that are rebranded as Dell, HP, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_laptop_brands_and_manufacturers
They are separate company's, but HP is major Stock holder.
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As to the OP, you'll be fine running Office on the laptop you got.
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They are separate company's, but HP is major Stock holder.
You do know that Dell is held by a Private Equity fund, right? HP might have some money in there but you've still not provided proof that you know what you are talking about.

You should stick to veterans issues, where there is some actual respect for your expertise.
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I get Office 365 2016 for free through school and it has everything I think I would ever use. Comes with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Outlook, and OneNote.

I had Home/Student 2007 before getting Office 365 and it was fine for what I needed, as well.
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I just updated laptop for wife Office Depot has an HP 15.6 screen I7 intel processor 6GB RAM 1 TB HP15-bs053od laptop

$449.00 if you look on line and leave page open it will offer you an additional 20%.

Iasked our IT guys and they thought it was as good as it gets for what she does. Mail and some quick books
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