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What is your maximum budget?
$500, preferably under $400 before taxes.

What country are you in?

Canada

What will be the uses of this laptop?

internet, office, web design (Flash, Dreamweaver, little Photoshop).

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?

no

What screen size do you require?
15"+

What screen resolution do you require?

any

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?

new, since it will be a gift

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
3 hours+

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?

no games.

What operating system do you need? (if any)
Windows 7

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)

no

How much hard drive space do you need?

320GB+

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
dvd drive,

webcam, sd reader are a plus but not necessary.

Is there anything else we need to know?

The person this is for uses photoshop sometimes, i'm not sure what it relies on most, is it RAM, then cpu?

would an E-350 with 4GB RAM run it fine - not amazingly, but bearably?

I was thinking this HP with E-350, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD for $370 but maybe OCN can find me something better bang for my buck smile.gif

thanks
Edited by Sainesk - 11/10/11 at 6:06pm
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Winter Heater
(9 items)
 
 
HTPC
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600K GIGABYTE GA-H61M-S1 Galaxy GTX 460 768MB Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1333 2x4GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingPower
64GB ADATA S596 Turbo SSD WD Green 1TB Antec Kuhler H2O 620 IN WIN Commander 650W 
Case
COOLER MASTER RC-690 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II X6 1055T  ASUS M4A87TD EVO XFX Radeon HD 5850 1GB AMD Performance Edition DDR3 1333 2X2GB  
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingPower
32GB ADATA S596 Turbo SSD WD Blue 500GB Scythe Mugen 2 Rev. B OCZ Fatal1ty 550W  
Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Athlon II x2 240 ASROCK M3A770DE POWERCOLOR HD 4850 1GB G.SKILL F3 DDR3 1600 2x2GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingPower
32GB Adata S596 Turbo SSD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB Scythe Big Shuriken 2 rev. B Cooler Master Elite Power 460W 
Case
COOLER MASTER Elite 360 
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That HP is a good deal. I can't find anything better for that price. It looks good. It should run fine for browsing the web along with general applications and what not. Nothing more though.
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