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I'm shopping at either bestbuy.ca or futureshop.ca

Max budget of $1000

No need to be any good for gaming, will be used for programming, surfing, and typing and that sort of thing.

Any recommendations? The longer the battery life the better, as I would like to use it all day at school without a charge.

Anything greater than 15.4" will be probably too big.

Jam3s

Oh and my program will be Computer Systems Technician if that matters.
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Originally Posted by jam3s View Post
I'm shopping at either bestbuy.ca or futureshop.ca
I know you're in canada but can't you buy from hp or dell? They let you customize your laptops to YOUR needs. I got an HP and they gave me like $450 off in student discounts + free xbox + free blu-ray + free printer. Not sure how it works in Canada but I just thought you should look into it

edit: oh and btw it cost me $1400 with a 4 yr warranty(I dont usually buy warranties) opposed to $2100 with a 1 year warranty with slightly lesser specs at Best Buy and no extras
Edited by da tick 07 - 8/8/11 at 6:43pm
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Your needs seem very little.. Just pick one, go on them sites and find a laptop with the best battery life. You can't really go "wrong" with any from Dell, HP.
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Samsung is releasing a 15.4" Laptop with a Llano(Sabine) APU.
If I remember correctly.. It was one of the high-end versions. (A8-xxxx)

The price will probably be around 750-800$.


Edit: Try looking for Samsung Series 3.
They go from 550-800$, depends on the size and performance.
The case has a metal-finish.

Edit2: Link for specs for A6- Version. ++
http://www.costcentral.com/proddetai...02US/11392714/
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