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Hi all,

I was wondering if I could get your opinions on a laptop for my friend. They are looking for a a good multimedia laptop to do presentations with at work and use as part of their home theater setup (connecting to a projector). The laptop doesn't need to run games and their budget is under $1000, with a more realistic $500-$750 range. I'm assuming I'm going to to want something with as many cores as I can get, some hyperthreading, and good RAM. Your thoughts or suggestions?
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post #2 of 5
Are they looking to get one on Black Friday? There are some good deals going on then. Just let me know and I can link some.
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If they found one that fit their criteria, I'm sure they would definitely like some black friday deals.
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Core i5-2500k ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Sapphire HD 6970 G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200 RPM Samsung CD/DVD Burner Windows 7 Professional Samsung Syncmaster XL2370HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Antec High Current Gamer Series 750W Corsair Obsidian 650D Razer Naga 
Mouse Pad
Razer eXactMat 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5-2500k ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 Sapphire HD 6970 G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint 1TB 7200 RPM Samsung CD/DVD Burner Windows 7 Professional Samsung Syncmaster XL2370HD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate Antec High Current Gamer Series 750W Corsair Obsidian 650D Razer Naga 
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Razer eXactMat 
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post #4 of 5
Lenovo makes some great stable laptops around the price range you are looking for. I bought one for my wife and she could not be happier.
Just check out Lenovo.com
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Raid 0 2TB, 1.5TB Hitachi backup SONY DVD Ram + Lightscribe Hyper 212 Plus Windows 7 64bit / Zorin 
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LG FLATRON W2361V Saitek V.5 Cyborg Silverstone Element 750w PSU Cooler Master CM690 II Advanced 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 p55-GD65 Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 2x2GB G-Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Caviar Black Sony Optiarc Windows 7 Acer H233Hbmid 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Kingwin LZ-750 NZXT Tempest Evo Razer DeathAdder 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 750 p55-GD65 Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 2x2GB G-Skill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
500GB WD Caviar Black Sony Optiarc Windows 7 Acer H233Hbmid 23" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse II Kingwin LZ-750 NZXT Tempest Evo Razer DeathAdder 
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