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hello i don't have that knowledge in Laptops/Notebooks but i used my modest experience with Desktops and found this

http://us.toshiba.com/computers/lapt...60/A665D-S5172

can someone here tell me if my choice is right

the purpose is for Documents and Media entertainment (Blueray Movies and Music) and sure internet browsing
i don't care about gaming though

and there is some features that i couldn't understand like what is (LED Backlit Display) means

all other suggestions are welcome
budget (500-700$)
it would be perfect for light weight ones

thanks again
    
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Honestly, I would steer clear of AMD laptops. They just don't perform as well as Intel in the mobile market. I am excited for Llano, but til then, go for a Sandy Bridge laptop. I just had my brother get the Lenovo E420 with Sandy Bridge. The Intel HD 3000 is on par with the HD 4250 from AMD. Also nearly all laptops/LCDs in general now are LED backlight instead of CCFL (fluorescent) because longer life, brighter, less power usage.

Jump on Amazon and search i3 2310m and you find a bunch of laptops in your range with excellent features and better performance than that Toshiba. I prefer 14" at this price point, but you lose the numpad if you go less than 15.6". The MSI FX420 series has a dedicated GPU which will help things along as well.
Edited by Wildcard36qs - 4/27/11 at 7:30am
   
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Honestly, I would steer clear of AMD laptops. They just don't perform as well as Intel in the mobile market. I am excited for Llano, but til then, go for a Sandy Bridge laptop. I just had my brother get the Lenovo E420 with Sandy Bridge. The Intel HD 3000 is on par with the HD 4250 from AMD. Also nearly all laptops/LCDs in general now are LED backlight instead of CCFL (fluorescent) because longer life, brighter, less power usage.
hmm......... thanks for the tip

so what do you recommend?
    
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No, Intel HD 3000 is much faster than HD 4250

It is comparable to mobile HD5470
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4262/a...sandy-bridge/4
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You can get this one in an i3 for $600 or this one.


Or if you like Toshiba, you could also go with this one that would be far more efficient than a Phenom system.


Personally I would and did go for an i5 over i3 because of the Turbo feature.
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Saw this the other day and thought it was a nice looking machine. For the price, it's epic awesome.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115987
     
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Yea that Acer linked is nice for the price. Not very good battery though and you said yourself you dont care about gaming. Id still go for a newer i3 just cause the power savings are worth it. Most will do 5+ hours.
   
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check out www.dealnews.com for best deals on laptops.

Saw an i3 w/ 6450 for for 450.
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Ive always been impressed by HP. for the same price you can get an i5 with dedicated graphics. Id go check them out.
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www.dealnews.com is very useful,have a try.
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