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Laptop Urgent!

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What is your maximum budget?
Around 400
What country are you in?
What will be the uses of this laptop?
Uni; Browsing the web, Films, Programming and Microsoft Word
Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
What screen size do you require?
Nothing to big
What screen resolution do you require?
Anything apart from 800x600 lol
Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
At least 3 hours of Microsoft word
What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
No Games
What operating system do you need? (if any)
I already have 7 and 8 Keys but any will do
Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
Something nice
How much hard drive space do you need?
Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Webcam is a must!
Is there anything else we need to know?
Its for Uni so nothing to heavy smile.gif
Edited by F8ALITY - 8/24/13 at 3:21pm
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This Dell laptop - DELL Inspiron i15-1821BK - has these features:
- Windows 8
- Intel Core i3 2370M
- 15.6" screen size
- 4GB Memory
- 500GB HDD
- Intel HD Graphics 3000
- 8x DVD+/-RW
- 10/100Mbps LAN
- 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
- Bluetooth
- 3 x USB 2.0
- 3-in-1 memory card reader
- Webcam
- 6-cell lithium ion

This ASUS laptop - ASUS VivoBook ASQ200E-BSI3T08-AIB - has these features in comparison to the above Dell Inspiron:
- Windows 8 (same)
- Intel Core i3 3217U (worse)
- 11.6" screen size (depends if you want a smaller or bigger screen)
- 4GB Memory (same)
- 500GB HDD (same)
- Touchscreen (better)
- Intel HD Graphics 4000 (better)
- 10/100/1000Mbps LAN (better)
- 802.11n Wireless LAN (depends if you have a router that is compatible with 802.11n)
- 2 x USB 2.0 and 1 x USB 3.0 (better)
- MMC+SD (SDHC/SDXC) (not sure)
- Webcam (same)
- Lithium Polymer (4 hours and 13 minutes) (not sure)

I'll let you choose which one of these better suits your needs because they're really close to each other in specs. Hope I helped (a +rep would be great if I did wink.gif)! biggrin.gif
post #3 of 3
What about this:


Might not be the fastest laptop in the world, but I bet you could throw a cheap 60Gb ssd in there and make it fast enough for your needs.
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