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Hey,

I'm looking for a new laptop/netbook and was wondering currently what the best would be for my money and needs. I know around this price (under $400 Canadian) can't be too picky but for example the hp-dm1z would probably be my ideal netbook/laptop, but I can't find one under $500 here, whereas in the US i've seen it for $350 before...

anyway...

What is your maximum budget?
under $400 before taxes and shipping

What country are you in?
Canada

What will be the uses of this laptop?
Office, browsing internet, watching videos, indie games.

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?

no

What screen size do you require?
somewhere between 11-13" would be optimal (not too big yet not too small)

What screen resolution do you require?
any, but higher the better.

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
refurbished/recertified/new. I wouldn't really feel comfortable buying used unless it's from someone/where very trustworthy with transferable warranty.

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)

any, longer the better.

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
just very low requirement indie ones/oldies.

What operating system do you need? (if any)

preferably 7 home or better, but I can settle for starter if there's a sweet deal.

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
no, although pink/red/brown aren't really my favorite colors.

How much hard drive space do you need?
any, since I might replace it with an SSD in the future.

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)

nope

Is there anything else we need to know?
I don't think I missed anything... I guess my main concern is I don't really want an atom with the new AMD fusions about/so close to being about.
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x120e?
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x120e?
that doesn't look bad, do you know if I order from lenovo's canadian site do they ship it from within Canada?

and does it really take over 4 weeks for them to get it to me? (I think I saw that somewhere on the product page...)
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1) yes they do ship from within canada
2) i ordered mine 5.28 and its estimated to arrive 6.20, so 3 weeks sounds right, they will probably have it here earlier though
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didn't want to start a new thread, but does anyone know if I need a voltage converter or will a plug converter suffice for charging in EU. I figure most power chargers can handle the 240v that's standard in EU right...?

also is this a good deal? c50 one for $250, sure it's no e350 but it comes out over $200 cheaper...

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...083eeecb08en02
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