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What is your maximum budget? <$500, flexible

What country are you in? USA

What will be the uses of this laptop? Web browsing, chatting, watching livestreams/youtube. Decent multitasker.

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? Not really. Nothing HP, probably not dell either. From what I see, ASUS laptops look decent.

What screen size do you require? Anything, really. 16 inches + is probably too much.

What screen resolution do you require? Doesn't matter. 16:9 aspect ratio is a must though.

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

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) Long battery life pref. Going to be using it a lot once football season starts, and thats like 6 hours in front of the TV. Less is okay though. Likely I'll just be web browsing and stuff with wireless on. Nothing intense.

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? None really. Maybe some emulators. Not the main purchase point.

What operating system do you need? (if any) No preference, will be installing a SSD anyway.

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) Don't really matter. Durable I guess?

How much hard drive space do you need? Not worried.

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) Needs to have an extra SATA bay, will put a small SSD in it.

Is there anything else we need to know? Not interested in a tablet or chrome book, I want a full functioning laptop. Good keyboard is a plus. Numpad would be good, but not necessary. Non glossy screen is highly preferred. Probably will check out my local staples/walmart in person. Don't care for processor type/gpu. Would prefer an actual GPU though, not the intel integrated crap.


Edit: Mainly concerned about brand and reliability. RAM headroom is a +.

Edited by Blooddrunk - 7/19/13 at 8:27pm
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post #2 of 8
TBH any laptop, regardless of brand, will do exactly what you want. and even that "intel integrated crap" can do what you want just fine.

here's a nice 15.6" laptop for ya however.

bad reviews mostly refer to the windows 8 interface.
Edited by CSCoder4ever - 7/19/13 at 8:14pm
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Might be a little on the weak side even for what I want to do.

Looking around the A8 range honestly. Brand is my main concern, I forgot to mention that. I'll edit it in along with a few other things.
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Ah, I see.

well here's an a8 of that laptop.

though I am curious as to why brands are an issue?
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Because I've had some experiences with terrible laptops in the past. Mostly HP though.
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okay then, what do you think of the 2nd one I linked?
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Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
[Asus] slim external DVD RW stock [M$] Winblows 10 fortified and telemetry free [Lenovo] 14" 1080p monitor 
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[Lenovo] integrated [Lenovo] y700 shell [Lenovo] touchpad integrated 
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Originally Posted by CSCoder4ever View Post

okay then, what do you think of the 2nd one I linked?
It looks good, I found it on newegg before.

Browsing amazon right now looking for deals.

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-59342927-S405-14-0-Inch-Laptop/dp/B009AEPHH8/

That looks really good.

nvm on that... 1 DIMM + have to remove the whole underside to even get to the HDD.
Edited by Blooddrunk - 7/19/13 at 8:57pm
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I have used an el cheapo $400 Acer aspire laptop for 2 years it's a little low specced but with an i5 it's still reasonable good and it's been though the wars and back. my main limitation is the RAM, with my kind of web browsing I max it our regularly.

Also In my experience Acer warranty is very good, well in Australia at least

Battery I wouldn't have an idea I know mine isn't massively good
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