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Hi all, i'm looking for a new laptop this autumn for university in Software engineering.

What i want is to some extend a lightweight laptop but still capable machine. 14 to 16 inch for the screen and of small price.
I do not need a powerhouse since i've have my own desktop computer. I would like to have 4-6hrs of battery life.

One model that i'm currently looking for is the Lenovo U400 http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=65399&vpn=099328U&manufacture=Lenovo&promoid=1043

For 600$, i find this laptop quite good with a i3 cpu and even a low end amd graphic card (6470m). Also i live in canada.

Would that be a good choice? or do you know a better and/or less expensive laptop that fit my needs? thanks!
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post #2 of 4
sure is a nice laptop. have you had a look at the new generation acer aspire machines? i have one in my sig and thats from 2 years ago. looked at its current price recently and saw it was about $500 thumb.gif
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post #3 of 4
Check out 'refurbished" laptops on newegg.com. LOTS of better things! For $600, it better have a I5,.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246639 lenovo IdeaPad Z570 $539

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214902 TOSHIBA Satellite P775-S7100B $529

I've had good luck with buying refurbished products! thumb.gif

This is a little bit out of buget,...but a super good deal!!!!!! Worth the extra cash! --> http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230522

Dedicated GT 540 M graphics card! I7 Processor! $679! And it's on Newegg.ca! Heck yeah!

The ASUS A53SV-TH71 will probably be sold by the end of the week, so if you want it i would order it tonight!
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post #4 of 4
This is AMD's answer to the Ultrabook, quadcore and discreet class graphics

not to mention its NEW

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834256034&Tpk=hp%20sleekbook
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