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My friends are looking for a laptop to use for online school, the issue is their budget is less than 300$, Can i even find something decent for that price range? I was thinking an acer but at this price range i am unsure! Any ideas?
    
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This was the best I could find on the egg for sub $300 =\
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230772

Or this one might be better.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200931
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tell them not to scrub on their laptop purchase...chances are that's the one they'll use for the next 4 years so you want a quality product.
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My friends are looking for a laptop to use for online school, the issue is their budget is less than 300$, Can i even find something decent for that price range? I was thinking an acer but at this price range i am unsure! Any ideas?

Major OEMs make major sacrifices to hit such an aggressive price point.
Basically, they will skimp on the CPU, memory, display quality/resolution, overall build quality, battery, or some combination of all of the above.

With that said, you might want to start here:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=amb_link_362805182_7?ie=UTF8&emi=ATVPDKIKX0DER&field-availability=-1&field-price=00000-39999&node=565108&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=browse&pf_rd_r=1HRM9T63TQN58C9KN32F&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1577850582&pf_rd_i=2956501011

This link is way too long. Lots of Celerons and AMD E-series CPUs. Lots of 1366 x 768 resolution panels.

The other option is to buy a refurbished or previously used laptop (to get better hardware specs). But anyway, good luck.
Edited by elreyhorus - 7/21/13 at 9:00pm
    
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Go on craigslist or ebay and look for a Lenovo R61 or T61.

They're built like tanks, dual cores, they're quick, and cheap. I had one for online browsing and it was perfect.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-LENOVO-THINKPAD-T61-LAPTOP-T8100-1680x1050-3GB-RAM-160GB-HD-DVDRW-XP-OFFICE-/261251166174?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item3cd3c86fde
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Go on craigslist or ebay and look for a Lenovo R61 or T61.

They're built like tanks, dual cores, they're quick, and cheap. I had one for online browsing and it was perfect.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-LENOVO-THINKPAD-T61-LAPTOP-T8100-1680x1050-3GB-RAM-160GB-HD-DVDRW-XP-OFFICE-/261251166174?pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item3cd3c86fde

This^ I usually see them on craigslist for 95-170

I have just finished an online certification school for IT and I used the A54C from Asus, perfect for that purpose

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-A54C-Series-SLIGHTLY-USED-/200945033693?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item2ec941e1dd

Here is one for 200, take the other hundred and put an SSD in it and it will fly
    
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