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I see the i3 being better by a lot because it has hyperthreading for the extra 20 bucks.
 
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Ditch out the ones with the Celeron's, waste of money. I would honestly try to find something with an i3 in the 350-400 price range, the multi-threading makes it a worthy upgrade over a pentium. At that same price range I would also recommend a laptop with an AMD A8 if you want to do some light/mid end gaming.If you can spend up to $400 then get the best you can, trying to save some extra bucks will just hurt you in the long run.

Asus - K Series 15.6" Laptop - 4GB Memory - AMD A8-4500M processor with UMA graphics - 500GB Hard Drive - Matte Light Indigo


Asus - 15.6" Laptop - 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i3-2370M processor - Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black

I posted these in another thread a few minutes ago, they are pretty good., of course you don't have to go with these same ones, you can try to find something with similar specs to them.
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http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_PC/Eee_PC_1215B/ - thats quite adequate for "surfing, videos, etc". Should be well within that price bracket.
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post #14 of 21
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Not really. A 2GHz dual core anything from 3 years ago is enough for generic day to day stuff. tongue.gif

Sure, but those CPUs would overheat + consume much more energy than the latest CPUs tongue.gif
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by Carniflex View Post

http://www.asus.com/Eee/Eee_PC/Eee_PC_1215B/ - thats quite adequate for "surfing, videos, etc". Should be well within that price bracket.

At that price you might as well go with an i3, or an A8. Go big or go home. Well at least that's my philosophy.
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post #16 of 21
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At that price you might as well go with an i3, or an A8. Go big or go home. Well at least that's my philosophy.

It has relatively decent gfx section so it should be pretty smooth with videos but ofc if you can get i3 for that price its a valid option as well. Around here i3 ones are priced couple hundred euros higher than 1215B.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230531

It has very similar specs compared with my sister's laptop. And it is completely fine, everything except gaming goes as fast as on my (slightly more expensive) laptop. But make sure to remove bloatware before giving it to your grandfather, but that's just good advice with any laptop tongue.gif.

An i3 is overkill imo. How many desktop apps use more than 2 (cpu intensive) threads? I don't know any.
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That is a good looking laptop, and a good price. When you get to that cheap of a laptop for me, its about walking in the store seeing what kind of deals are going, on and what can I get for the money, just go in test out what you like, you may even end up getting something totally different but hey.
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Those are good, only difference I see is the $350 one has an i3 2330m (2.2ghz) while the $380 one has an i3 2370m (2.4ghz). Both are good for the price.
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