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an ex-coworker of mine asked me to find her a laptop for less than $500, i agreed to help her cause i have problem turning down requests from women...

anyways, the most reasonable one i found was from newegg on the link below, and i would like some opinion regarding its worth. i'm also up for other deals if anyone knows any. thanks in advance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834147163
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post #2 of 5
Well I assume she won't be playing Oblivion or doing HD movie editing... so that should suit her fine. Also, look into Acer (also on newegg) they have quality products, too. But all in all,a decent computer made by a reputable company.
    
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post #3 of 5
For brand new and that price thats about as good as it gets. i just bought an acer 2441 with a those same specs but with a 14" widescreen for 512$. Added a gig stick and its been great.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by terracide99
i agreed to help her cause i have problem turning down requests from women...

You just made my day Lol...and its only 7 in the morning. Wonder what is left to come?


A little more ontopic. I agree with pow3rtr1p, look for an acer too because those laptops are extreamly nice and affordable. Here, Ill go and search for one real quick and edit.

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I couldn't find an acer for that cheap...this is what I found for 595.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115256

But that laptop is EXTREAMLY good. I just recently bought an acer that looks almost exactly like that and let me tell you, its a champ (I got the 3720 with X1600). To be honest, I don't know if I would trust that HP. I would look up some reviews for it (if there are any) and see how good the thing actually is. If people aren't complaining or are complaining about stupid things, then grab that. But, if you talk to her and she is willing to dish out an extra 100$ for quality...thatd be best. But all in all, you get what you pay for.
    
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post #5 of 5
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unfortunately, she does not want to spent anything more than $500. in fact i'm not sure if she'll agree to get that one from newegg since it is so close to her price limit.

btw Elyaas, what did you mean when i made your day??
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