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What is your maximum budget?
$850
What country are you in?
US & China lol.
What will be the uses of this laptop?
100% school and regular uses. NO GAMES AT ALL
ill be writing papers, using internet, watching movies, music, and mostly watching youtube vidoes. NOTHING MORE I REPEAT NO GAMING
Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
As long it has good customer service?
What screen size do you require?
13-14. BUT the 14 inch cant be big. Ive seen some 14 as close to a 13 inch.
What screen resolution do you require?
Any is fine.
Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
NEW
How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) Well, When using internet, Music, and watching youtube vids, it should last atleast 3-4 hours?Possible?? i want good battery life

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
NO GAMES
What operating system do you need? (if any)
Windows 7 64-bit
Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
I want something sleek. Like the macbook pro lol
How much hard drive space do you need?
atleast 320gb~
Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Dont need blue ray, dont need a webcam, maybe a dvd drive?? dont need a dvd drive, but if its there then ill take it.
Is there anything else we need to know?
Conclusion. I want a 13-14 inch. it needs to be really portable. Im going to be carrying this thing everywhere with me. Has to have Great battery Life. ,NO GAMES Lots of Streaming and Watching Videos.
    
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i have a dell 14r with an 60gb SSD. costed me 600 like 8 months ago.
look for something similar
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is the intel hd graphics even enough to watch youtube and watch movies fluenty?
    
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i5 + ssd = win

yes its good enough for movies and youtube
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Originally Posted by tweaker123 View Post
is the intel hd graphics even enough to watch youtube and watch movies fluenty?
Yeaahhh. Not everything needs discrete graphics.
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The Toshiba Portege R700 or R830 would be the absolute best for you imo. 13.3 inches, 8 hours battery life. Sleek look as well, and extremely light.
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The Toshiba Portege R700 or R830 would be the absolute best for you imo. 13.3 inches, 8 hours battery life. Sleek look as well, and extremely light.
Pretty damn expensive for him.

Also OP, I found this nifty Asus which seems stylish.
Edited by NuclearSlurpee - 5/22/11 at 1:41pm
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Pretty damn expensive for him.

Also OP, I found this nifty Asus which seems stylish. Asus U30JC-XA2
Not really, they sell for like $889 or something on Toshiba, get some cashbacks to get some discounts, then it only becomes slightly more expensive. Either way I stand by what I said about it being a great laptop.
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post #10 of 23
alienware m11x r1..

looks sleek (imo).. sells for like 600 dollars and you can get more than 6hrs browsing
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