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I've been told from some people that I should watch out and research before doing a laptop. I want a laptop that will have a good battery life.

I'll be using it for MSN, IE, Microsoft Word, nothing too heavy..

What manufacturers are good in the Laptop world?
    
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post #3 of 11
Dell are probably the best for laptops. Their desktops suck but their laptops are actually pretty decent. Just watch out for the exploding batterys
    
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post #4 of 11
Well Since your looking for a basic old laptop, I would look into Dell, HP and Lenovos are good
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Hp...my buddie has one with a Centirillo...it rocks!!!
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post #6 of 11
I have had/known people who have had a total of about 35 Dell laptops dating back to 1999, the biggest problem, a 56k modem going out on one. thats it, unless you count the guy who dropped his out of a moving truck (going about 10 mph) the screen was busted. I suggest Dell, best laptops out there when it comes to anything but gaming.
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post #7 of 11
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How's this sound:

Intel Pentium M 735A Processor 1.7GHz

400 MHz FSB

2 MB Cache

512 MB RAM

40 GB Hard Drive

Dual Layer DVD ReWriter MultiDrive

15" TFT Display

Microsoft Windows XP Home

64 MB Intel Shared Graphics

1 Year Free Warranty

...it's made by Advent?
    
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post #8 of 11
Go for a lenovo 3000 series or a Dell is good too.
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post #9 of 11
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...but this is the same price:

Processor speed: 1.8 GHz
Processor: AMD Turion
Screen size: 15.4 inches
Storage (hard drive): 80 GB
Memory (RAM): 512 MB
Graphics: 64MB

..and that's an Acer Aspire. Surely that seems the better deal?
    
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post #10 of 11
Shared 64MB is a no-no with less than a gig IMO. Even if you aren't gunna be using it for anything "heavy."

You can usualy change it to 32MB or so, but even then, I don't like having less than what I paid for.
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