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Hey Guys,

I know this has been done to death, but here we go again.

What is your maximum budget?
$500AUD

What country are you in?
Australia

What will be the uses of this laptop?
Work (system administrator) and University (computer science), daily carry.

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
I do, but I'd rather you just recommend what you think is best, then I can decide.

What screen size do you require?
12 to 15 inch

What screen resolution do you require?
1366 x 768 or higher, I realise I probably won't get much better at this price point.

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
New

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
~5 hours

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
Not a gamer

What operating system do you need? (if any)

Don't care, whatever it comes with I'll be reinstalling.

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
Thin and light

How much hard drive space do you need?
I don't care, I have a HDD that I will put in.

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
USB3 (though that is pretty much standard now). eSATA and an Intel NIC would be good too, but I don't really care. I want a good keyboard though.

Is there anything else we need to know?
Intel CPU would be good, I'm thinking an IB i3 for this price range is likely.
    
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Corsair 8GB DDR3 OCZ Vertex 3 Western Digital Caviar Black Western Digital Caviar Green 
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Samsung 840 Pro Lite-On 24x DVD-RW CoolerMaster V8 Windows 8.1 Professional 
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Debian 7.1 Samsung S22B350H Samsung S22B350H Samsung S22B350H 
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