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I'm trying to find a laptop for college under 600 dollar.
It is light, thin, have long battery life, back-lit keyboard and packs a punch.
Screen Size: 14" or 15"

Tasks: Words, Surfing, Emails, YouTube and stream movies/tv shows.
     
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Oh woah... Back-lit keyboard for under 600? Sorry to say, you can find lots of things for under 600. Including great APU laptops for gaming, touchscreen laptops, and even some SSD laptops... Unfortunately, backlit keyboards are one of the things you WONT find for that budget. Sorry to say... If someone does know of a laptop for under 600 that has a backlit keyboard, then feel free to post, but your selection is very limited for this.
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Okay, what is an appropriate budget that has back-lit keyboard?
     
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Originally Posted by Ryou-kun View Post

Okay, what is an appropriate budget that has back-lit keyboard?

Unfortunately: atleast around 1000$. Backlit keyboards are more "bonuses" to more expensive laptops than something a laptop is built around...
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Unfortunately: atleast around 1000$. Backlit keyboards are more "bonuses" to more expensive laptops than something a laptop is built around...

Hmm, I did customize on HP's laptop, and it has a back-lit keyboard for under 600 dollar.
I don't know if it is any good in term of pack a punch.

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/B5Y91AV?HP-ENVY-Sleekbook-6z-1100
     
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Originally Posted by Ryou-kun View Post

Hmm, I did customize on HP's laptop, and it has a back-lit keyboard for under 600 dollar.
I don't know if it is any good in term of pack a punch.

http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-ENVY/B5Y91AV?HP-ENVY-Sleekbook-6z-1100

Oh wow! They do that now?! I didnt even know-- I havent been following HP for awhile now. I'm impressed.

Depends what you mean by "pack a punch"... And what processor did you choose?
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Oh wow! They do that now?! I didnt even know-- I havent been following HP for awhile now. I'm impressed.

Depends what you mean by "pack a punch"... And what processor did you choose?

Umm, AMD A8 that has that discrete GPU.
I assume the A6 is dual core and A8 is quad core, so i thought having a quad core might be better if I were plan to play movies at high resolution in 1080p.
     
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post #8 of 65
For the price, I would recommend something along this line.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834311926

But I honestly would try and get your budget up around 800 dollars, as you will get much better of a computer.
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Originally Posted by Ryou-kun View Post

Umm, AMD A8 that has that discrete GPU.
I assume the A6 is dual core and A8 is quad core, so i thought having a quad core might be better if I were plan to play movies at high resolution in 1080p.

The A8 is a good choice. None of the processors have true discrete GPUs, but they have very very good IGPs. Personally, I would choose the A10.

The A6 is a faux dual and the A8 is a faux quad. Playing movies at 1080p is not a big deal for these processors-- if that's the hardest workload you'll do, then the A6 is good enough. thumb.gif

Also, your laptop resolution (1366x768) does not support 1080p video, only 768p. Just thought I'd drop that in redface.gif
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post #10 of 65
"Faux Quad" You've gotta be kidding me. It's a true quad just that it's got weak FPUs
They usually have crossfired discrete GPUs on top of that

And OP, a warning to you, HP laptops are very underdesigned in the heat dissipation area.
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