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Please help me choose a latptop.

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I am looking for a laptop to use primarily for MS word and maybe powerpoint. I would like the budget to be under $400 but if you see an amazing deal for just a little over go ahead and show it to me just in case. One of my side hopes is to get a laptop that can play CSS. If that's impossible though I won't die over it. Here are some I am considering already.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1990039&CatId=4937

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/HP+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Pavilion+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+320GB+Hard+Drive+-+Charcoal+Gray/4835388.p?id=1218540195396&skuId=4835388

Only considering this one because it is cheaper
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1875066&CatId=4937

All help (opinions, benchmarks, and suggestions) are very much appreciated thumb.gif
    
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Eh definitely not that last one. Do not want a Phenom laptop. The A4s are alright but if you can spring $30 more you can get an A6. Either way those will play CSS easily.
   
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Thank you very much for your input. I'm thinking I'll fight the swarm of salesmen and check the BestBuy store to look and see if I can just pick up the pavillion soon.
    
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