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...for my grandmother. Yes, my grandmother has decided to move into the computing age. As the technologically advanced grandson, its become my job to find a good laptop.

Right now the requirements sit at:
No more than 500 bucks
About a 15.6". 14ish would be too small. 17ish would be too big.
Card reader, will mostly be used for pictures and
Skype, needs a webcam
Basic needs such as email, browsing, word.

I've just been out the portable loop so long I don't know whats a decent brand anymore.
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Here you go:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...D17ThvAXPztLtA

339$ hipped then with this code, PWX45214 takes off 30$ so the total is 309$

There are some other great deals, source is SD

aka - http://slickdeals.net/


Hope that helps! Keeps you under budget and does more then you need it to do
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You MIGHT be able to find something with a Core i3 in it for the top end of your budget. That'd be your best bet in my opinion.
    
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