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Help me find a laptop for my friend $650

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Being a gaming enthusiast, it's hard to shop for a laptop for someone else... My friend just needs it for school, general internet browsing, HD video, and would like an eSATA port.

Budget is $650... any suggestions?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 8

I'm looking for the same for a friend... school work, videos, movies, light gaming but nothing too crazy. I was thinking about this one:

post #3 of 8
I say that's as good of a find as you can get. The mobile Phenom II processors are equal to the Athlon II desktop series and the 6650m is only around 5% slower than the GT 540m. So you should be able to handle games perfectly fine.
     
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post #5 of 8
Only that last link works. If your friend would rather have a newer cpu with a more rugged appeal and improved integrated, check out Lenovos with sandybridge. The HD3000 can play games although not DX11. The E520 or E420 has esata.

http://www.provantage.com/lenovo-11433fu~7LENO2RR.htm

Also, just saw a DELL XPS 14 for $646 at techbargains but it sold out. But it also has newest cpu line.

Integrated HD3000 game perf:
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-H...0.37948.0.html

I'd definitely keep checking around, seems like some deals around that you could do better than that phenom.
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She increased her budget to $950 but that has to include a 2yr accidental damage warranty. ideas?
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