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please recommend a laptop for an art student under 500$

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please recommend me a laptop atleast 500$ or less

main use is adobe photoshop and light gaming
    
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Don't what you mean by 'light gaming' but you have stretch your budget to $600 to get decent discrete graphics card. you can also try new amd apu based ones they are kinda untested in laptop market
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$500 + tax/shipping

AMD Quad-Core A8-3500M (1.5GHz)
15.6" LED-backlit (1366x768) Display
6GB DDR3 Memory
640GB Hard Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6620M Graphics EDIT: http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Rad...G.54675.0.html
DVD SuperMulti Drive
HDMI
Wireless 802.11b/g/n
Webcam w/ microphone
6-Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3119540

A smaller, slightly cheaper option opting for Intel graphics:

$449 + tax/shipping

Intel Core i5 2410M 2.30GHz CPU
4GB DDR3
500GB HDD
14.0" 1366x768 Display w/ Webcam
Intel HD Graphics 3000 EDIT2: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-H...0.37948.0.html
HDMI
DVDRW
WiFi N
6-cell Li-Ion Battery
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://slickdeals.net/forums/showthread.php?t=3118528

I'll be looking for more, so keep an eye out for new posts.
Edited by Rothen - 7/18/11 at 6:36pm
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Here's a good open box option!

$484.99 free shipping & tax free

MSI CX640-071US Notebook
Intel Core i3 2310M(2.10GHz)
15.6"
4GB Memory
500GB HDD
DVD Super Multi
NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-...M.43104.0.html
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16834152245R
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500 GB Hitachi 250 GB Maxtor (PATA) x16 DVD/CD RW Windows 7 Professional x68 
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500 GB Hitachi 250 GB Maxtor (PATA) x16 DVD/CD RW Windows 7 Professional x68 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Hannspree HF255HPB Logitech G15 (2nd Gen) Corsair TX 650 V2 Antec 300 
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Logitech G9 Creative Audigy 2 ZS 
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