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Hi OCN, please recommend me a laptop!

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Hey guys,

Ive been on this forum a little bit now and there is a lot of knowledge here. My computer knowledge is much greater in desktops...

Anyways, can someone recommend me a good laptop? I looked at the sticky, and here it is:

What is your maximum budget? ~500. Could go a bit higher if its worth it.

What country are you in? Canada

What will be the uses of this laptop? Mainly school work. Nothing too heavy like gaming since I have this desktop. (Sig Rig)

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? Not really... but I dont like HP and Acer as much. However, I can be convinced if its worth it to get value over name brand thats twice the price.

What screen size do you require? Preferably 13". Im going to travel with it, and getting to school usually takes hour half

What screen resolution do you require? No preference. I think 16:9 is standard now.

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? New preferred but used/refurbished would save money so I could be swayed.

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) Long time. I spend good chunk of time at school so the longer the bat. life the better!

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? Minesweeper? Maybe League of Legends?

What operating system do you need? (if any). Win 7 approved.

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) Not pink.

How much hard drive space do you need? 200gigs? Not too important.

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) Nothing special.

Is there anything else we need to know? I would prefer not to go with a MAC. They are just over priced for what you get... I got an iphone so I dont need a larger replica.
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post #2 of 3
This is what you're looking for...

This is probably the best deal out there. It comes with an intel i3 CPU and 4gb memory (upgradeable to 8gb) 750gb hdd and Nvidia GT540m graphics. (which will play the games you're thinking of easily.

Chasis is brushed aluminum with a great chicklet style keyboard. Comes with USB 3.0 and 2.0 as well as memory card reader.

The one thing that this notebook lacks is a DVD drive. You can remedy this by purchasing a USB, slim-dvd drive for like another 40 dollars (at most).
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Sandisk Plus 256gb Toshiba 7200rpm 2tb Toshiba 7200rpm 2tb Deepcool Gamaxx 400 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64bit ASUS Designo MX299Q Logitech K800 EVGA Supernova 750w G2 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 270R Logitech performance mouse MX Steelseries QcK 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-4200u Haswell ULT NVidia GT 750m 12gb DDR3L 1600mhz 
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Thanks for showing this laptop! I was really close to getting it today but then manager told me of a high failure rate from their HDD and battery... the battery is non removable too. Il do more research...
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