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I'm transferring to university in august. I have the feeling ill be needing a laptop handy on campus. Theres so many brands and different builds to choose from I just can't make up my mind. I would probably do minor gaming, with games only as far as the specs will let me, but besides that just regular day to day internet usage and MS word.

Required:

No more than $800
15 inches

Optional:

would prefer an i5
an ssd would be nice but by no means essential

Let me know what you guys would recommend, thanks!
Edited by Laurifer - 5/5/11 at 8:37pm
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Best gaming price/performance ratio Ive found is this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834215037
phenom II quad core/4gb ram/hd 6650 - $620 free shipping

But it's not an i5
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Originally Posted by K2493 View Post
Best gaming price/performance ratio Ive found is this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834215037
phenom II quad core/4gb ram/hd 6650 - $620 free shipping

But it's not an i5
no problem, ill have a look

thanks!
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http://www.overclock.net/mobile-comp...able-13-a.html

Intel Core i3-370 @ 2.4GHz, 3MB cache
ATI Mobility HD 5650 1GB
13.3" LED
4GB DDR3
500GB HDD
6-Cell Battery

Spend the extra money on an SSD and your set.
    
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