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Hey guys, I need your help to find a cheap and small laptop for school. I just need it to type, use Microsoft Office, and the internet (checking email).

Basically I just need a very small laptop to manage my online school work papers. I'm not going to use it for anything fancy at all, such as gaming, rendering videos, etc. Aside from typing papers, the most I'll probably do is watch videos on YouTube, nothing to fancy really. Also the laptop or mini laptop should have no problems connecting to wifi, should have at least 200GB, should be very small so I can fit it in my bag easily, and also should be light weight.

My Max Price is $250. I know that's not much at all, but like I implied, it's just for documents. I'll go $300 if it's worth it.

If you guys know any good ones, share please.

Thanks,
Psyrical.
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post #2 of 9
Do you need a DVD drive? What size are you looking for?
You could grab a 10" netbook, or look at 12-14" laptops.
    
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Originally Posted by Jaguarbamf View Post

Do you need a DVD drive? What size are you looking for?
You could grab a 10" netbook, or look at 12-14" laptops.

hmm good question,

Yeah I'll probably need one with a DVD drive to transfer some files, just in case.
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post #4 of 9
Under $250 for a laptop with a DVD drive? You're going to have to get a used or refurbished one.

For $250 you can probably find a netbook without a DVD drive, Intel Atom proc, and 320 GB hard drive.
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At that price you probably can't be very choosy; go on newegg and browse the netbooks section.
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Your best bet is probably to get a netbook and then get a USB DVD drive
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post #7 of 9
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Oh so those mini laptops, like this, most of them don't come with dvd drive?

If it's that case then I can do without a dvd drive, I really just need something small for documents.
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post #8 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Psyrical View Post

Oh so those mini laptops, like this, most of them don't come with dvd drive?
If it's that case then I can do without a dvd drive, I really just need something small for documents.
Yeah that seems to be a pretty good fit for your needs. At 2.4lbs you really can't go wrong with its portability. thumb.gif
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I can't recommend the lenovo outlet enough. I needed another netbook after my Accer aspire took a dump on me. I found an s310 for $240 shipped. Intel atom, 220gb hdd, 1 gig of ram (enough if you optimize), w/ windows starter. I nuked windows and got Lubuntu and it runs very quickly. As far as the dvd drive goes, you can grab a usb drive later on down the road. Here is something similar-ish
http://outlet.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/outlet_us/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?GroupID=445&Code=1038XF4
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