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Hello,

Looking to see if there is a mobile laptop that can handle: Office/Email/Movies/ NO GAMES

With moderate battery life, either 13-15 inch screen.

Maybe with the new sandy bridge CPU? I hear they have decent on board graphics (if that can handle movies office and emails)

Thoughts?

Thanks.

(considering an apple.)
post #2 of 8
One vote for the SB (core i3 2xxx) based HP dv6 series. They're 15" and the styling is very similar with the 15" MBP with a huge touchpad and a good quality feel. I've seen such laptops for about 500. SB do have good IGP, better than Intel ever managed and were the drivers a little better it may even prove adequate for casual gaming. You could expect 4-5 hours from such a laptop.

(apple for 500 not likely, maybe an Ipad)

*EDIT: some pics and I found some here
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How about this laptop:


I'm actually asking on behalf of one of my teachers ;p
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My brother just got the ThinkPad Edge E420 with the i3 in a 14" package. Sweet setup. Was around $550 shipped with 4GB ram and 500GB 7200rpm drive.
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wildcard36qs View Post
My brother just got the ThinkPad Edge E420 with the i3 in a 14" package. Sweet setup. Was around $550 shipped with 4GB ram and 500GB 7200rpm drive.
Yea i was looking at that:

Though this one has a 320gb hd not 500 gah ;p
post #6 of 8
This might also work for you.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...989&CatId=4938
The E-350 is a little monster, and the Graphics chip on the E-350 is pretty good too.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/4023/t...50-benchmarked
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post #7 of 8
If you like Thinkpads, go check Lenovo's site directly.

They ALWAYS have deals.


If it is for a teacher, they get additional deals: http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...rtals/Students
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post #8 of 8
HP ProBook 4430s has Core i3 2310M, HD3000 graphics, 4GB ram and 14 inch monitor only for $569.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834157838


EDIT: ThinkPad Edge E420 might be a better deal
Edited by ThePath - 5/20/11 at 1:54am
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