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Help me buy a laptop! :)

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I've wanted a laptop/netbook/notebook for a while. Never could choose being that they're all prebuilt.. A lot harder to choose a laptop than it is a desktop. So i have come here for help- Copied the questions from the sticky.

What is your maximum budget?
$600
What country are you in?
Australia
What will be the uses of this laptop?
Web browsing - including youtube. Image editing with gimp. Mostly general/basic things. (Using a linux OS)
Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
Not dell,gateway or acer..
What screen size do you require?
11+ inch
What screen resolution do you require?
16:9 aspect
Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
NEW
How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
Not sure.
What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
I would like a mobile GPU comparable to the desktop 500mb 9600gt if possible. I have that now and it does all i need it to.
What operating system do you need? (if any)
Nope
Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
Black is good
How much hard drive space do you need?
I'll be taking the stock one out and putting my SSD in. (if it's possible?)
Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
USB 3.0 would be good, if possible. As well as DVI/HDMI to plug into a larger screen if needed.
Is there anything else we need to know?
idk It would be easiest for me to buy from msy. But it's not necessary.
Edited by Intrepid93 - 1/26/12 at 11:28pm
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This model is probably your best bet in my opinion. Doesn't have USB 3.0, but I think it meets all of your other criteria.
Edited by quentin - 1/27/12 at 1:01am
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That looks good but i think they put the price up. It says $723. btw does Amazon ship the laptops to aus? Before I have tried to buy something on there and they would not let me due to shipping.

Are the Lenovo g570 or z570 ok? With a core i5 2410m. For some reason they weigh ~900g more than the asus. But have similar specs. (i5 2430 vs 2410). Edit: I just read some people have problems with lenovo build quality (g570) and customer support.. uhhhhhhhhgggg.

What is better gt520m or 6370m?

I am also looking at the cheaper asus 1215b E350? Thoughts?
Edited by Intrepid93 - 1/27/12 at 9:31pm
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