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I'm looking for an everyday computing laptop mainly going to be used for MS Word, web, and a bunch of music/movies. I have a desktop to use as my main pc that i game on, so graphics are irrelevant, however, an i5 would be preferred because i would like a moderately fast laptop. Anyone got any suggestions? Key features I'm looking for:
-low price
-14'', max 15
-at least 320gb harddrive if not 500
-decent processor with enough ram to not get bogged down
-long battery
-good keyboard for easy typing
Edited by Fiyace - 7/18/11 at 1:36pm
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a friend of mine used that laptop and said he had a bunch of problems with it and Acer in the past - isolated problem or actually an Acer thing? because that laptop's specs seem almost too good for the price..
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I read a few months back an article (I think from Yahoo! or something...) that said that HP and Acer laptops wear out faster than other brands.

However, SZayat answered pretty quick and I'd take someone's word on OCN over someone at Yahoo! anyday.

That also looks like a pretty nice laptop, especially for the price.
 
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it actually does look great, but anyone got any ideas of a slightly less expensive slightly worse laptop, ideally 14''? I just recently built a desktop so I don't have too much money to spend left and $600 is really the absolute cap
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fiyace View Post
it actually does look great, but anyone got any ideas of a slightly less expensive slightly worse laptop, ideally 14''? I just recently built a desktop so I don't have too much money to spend left and $600 is really the absolute cap
Newegg open box, find the cheapest HP envy for the best performance.
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post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by steadly2004 View Post
Newegg open box, find the cheapest HP envy for the best performance.
Scratch that, the core 2 duo is not the best, I'd get an open box if you can spring for an i5 version, i think it's 660$
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post #8 of 13
I think this laptop might just be perfect for your needs:

Dell Inspiron 14R i14RN4110-7255DBK Laptop Computer - Intel Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz, 6GB DDR3, 640GB HDD, DVDRW, 14" Display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Black for $600 after entering coupon mode

I purchased it for pretty much the same reasons the TC states so unless there's a better deal out there currently this is a suitable candidate for his needs.
post #9 of 13
That's a good one, this is also good, but just a bit over $600, but no sales tax

http://m.newegg.com/Product/Product....82E16834146986


Newer processor, less memory, but has the nvidia card. Also, it's a 15"


Oops, just read that graphics are irrelevant.... Another swing and a miss, lol
Edited by steadly2004 - 7/19/11 at 1:44am
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post #10 of 13
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any opinions on this one?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834215126
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