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Current laptop is a Dell Vostro 1320. Wanting to upgrade.


What is your maximum budget?

$500 before taxes.

What country are you in?

USA

What will be the uses of this laptop?

Studying for classes (mobile library), programming in C++ and Java, Image editing, movies, music.

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?

No brand loyalty. I, however, will probably avoid HP b/c of previous experience. Fine with Intel or AMD too.

What screen size do you require?

14" at most.13.3" will be perfect.

What screen resolution do you require?

At least 800 vertical pixels. I want a 16:10 screened laptop.

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

Anything is good as long as they last me 2/3 (maybe more?) years.

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

4-6 hours (my current one goes ~6.5 hours with a 85Whr battery that I bought later).

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?

No gaming.

What operating system do you need? (if any)

Whatever it comes with I am going to install WIn 7 + Debian Wheezy on it.

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

Something light and thin is preferred (like an ultrabook). Brushed aluminum will be really good. If plastic then dark colors only.

How much hard drive space do you need?

Does not matter. But laptop needs to fit a 9mm SSD (Crucial M4 128GB).

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)

At least 3 USB, webcam and HDMI out will be great.

Is there anything else we need to know?

The laptop has to be 16:10. SATA3 and a CPU better than C2D P7570 is required. My general experience with business line laptops was very good, so please try to find me such unless impossible.


Thank you all for your time and help.
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http://slickdeals.net/f/6152940-Lenovo-Refurbished-Laptops-i7-630M-436-i5-650M-SLI-1080p-677

This might be something you maybe looking for. The deal is out at the moment but they come back to life often
    
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http://slickdeals.net/f/6152940-Lenovo-Refurbished-Laptops-i7-630M-436-i5-650M-SLI-1080p-677

This might be something you maybe looking for. The deal is out at the moment but they come back to life often

The problem with those is every single one of them are 16:9. Is there no 16:10 available at all other than macbooks?
    
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