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So, I have kind of waited until last min. to buy my GF a birthday present, she is currently using a Dell from 2004 and is in her 3rd year of college so she really needs a new pc. She doesn't game at all, her major is accounting so it doesn't have to be much but I want a good quality laptop that will last 4 years or so that isn't stupid expensive. I am completely against Toshiba so thats out, but willing to order from somewhere that can get it to me in about 10 days.

I really don't want to spend more than about $400 because I just don't think she needs more than that.

And nothing larger than 15.6 a little smaller is probably okay.

What is your maximum budget? >$400

What country are you in? USA

What will be the uses of this laptop? School work, office, e-mail

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? Not Toshiba

What screen size do you require? 15" ish

What screen resolution do you require? N/A

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? Either

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) 2-4hrs

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? Solitaire

What operating system do you need? (if any) Win 7

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) N/A

How much hard drive space do you need? 160Gb

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

Is there anything else we need to know? Its a Gift and I need it here in about 10 days.
Edited by PLeXuS4200 - 6/3/11 at 10:35am
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I find the Dell Inspiron 15" laptops generally offer great bang for buck and good quality construction.

I used to work in a repair shop and be a registered Dell re-seller. Barely ever had issues with Dells compared to other manufacturers. Plus Dell offer some of the best laptop warranty around.
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So far I am thinking about these 2, I can run by a BestBuy on my way home tonight and see what they have in stock at my local store.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+Pav...&skuId=2592114

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-...&skuId=1954496

My heart says the Lenovo will last better and be a better laptop but only having 2gb of ram kinda throws me off for the same price.
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