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What's the best bang for my buck laptop/netbook, either on sale or not, that I can buy for word processing, watch videos, check email, etc. Stuff that's not graphics heavy.

Needs good wifi card and battery life.

Thanks!
Edited by Manischewitz - 8/4/11 at 7:35pm
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post #2 of 6
Best Buy is having a sale this week on this laptop

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+...5212&cp=1&lp=1

Core I3 2310M sandy bridge cpu. 3GB ddr3 ram, and 320GB Hard Drive for $380. Check to see if they have it at your local best buy so you can go mess with it in store.
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HP 2000z seems pretty nice. You can upgrade to an AMD E350 and still keep under $400. If you want a netbook, the DM1z and X120e are both great netbooks.
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post #5 of 6
Asus is a great company.
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Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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post #6 of 6
I recommend this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230097

This laptop has Pentium B940 which is based on Sandy-bridge architecture

EDIT: This one has the same CPU but cheaper
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ASUS+-+L...=1218345396205

It says that battery life is up to 6 hours which is very good
Edited by ThePath - 8/6/11 at 1:10pm
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