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Hello
I'm at work for long hours and I need to get something to tie me over so I don't go insane with boredom during my 16 hour shifts.
Essentially I have a few things that I want but it seems nearly impossible to find due to windows 8 being out

1. Budget: $500 max but preferably as cheap as possible
2. Windows 7 OS (I'm not a big fan of windows 8)
3. A minimum of Intel HD 4000 graphics or small discrete graphics for light gaming

Seriously, those are the only major requirements but it's so difficult to find something that would suite me.
Along with those requirements, here are some minor ones that are not required but would be nice

1. 15.6" screen, I don't want something absolutely huge and heavy but pretty much any screen size from 13-17" screens will do if it's good for the budget
2. At least one usb 3.0 port.
3. 4GB+ of ram
4. i5 preferred but not necessary if it's a decent i3 and the primary requirements are met.

The only thing I could find that would fit the bill so far would be this
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2121402&CatId=17
The only problem is that it's set natively to Spanish and I don't know how difficult it would be to change that to english not being a native spanish speaker/reader.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Also, it doesn't even have to be from a website, If you are looking to sell a laptop that fits the bill or know someone who is, I don't mind having a look at that too. The only thing about that is I don't use paypal but I use Amazon payments. Thanks everyone who spent the time to read this.
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post #2 of 8
I doubt you'll find anything like that for that price range. I took a good look at NewEgg and about 90% of the machines come with Windows 8 and many still come with USB 2.0.
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post #3 of 8
your not going to be able to get a windows 7 laptop these days unless its a custom made i.e Clevo; Alienware.

you should look online for a refurbished notebook, may not be brand new, but it should be much easier to meet your requirements.
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Nevermind, found one with everything I need for $450. It was brand new as well which was unexpected. The world isn't flooded with windows 7 laptops, but I already knew that and that's why I asked for help. Posts telling me it's difficult only tell me what I already knew.
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I found this on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-C55-A5245-15-6-Inch-Horizon/dp/B00D78PZE8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1380034393&sr=1-1

Edit: I found that it uses Intel® HD Graphics 4000 too:
http://ark.intel.com/products/65700/

Hope this helps! smile.gif
Edited by eperelez - 9/24/13 at 8:48am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by eperelez View Post

I found this on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-C55-A5245-15-6-Inch-Horizon/dp/B00D78PZE8/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1380034393&sr=1-1

Edit: I found that it uses Intel® HD Graphics 4000 too:
http://ark.intel.com/products/65700/

Hope this helps! smile.gif

Thank you for the effort. + Rep. That's actually the one I ordered tongue.gif
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if i saw this earler i woulda said a lenovo g500 as that is what my sister got and likes it so far. imo its a beast of a laptop but the only thing is you would have to find win 7 for free rolleyes.gif


http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-G500-15-6-Inch-Laptop-Black/dp/B00CRXZUG2/ref=amtcd_B00ATANTR2_B00CRXZUG2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cha0s_Cha0 View Post

Thank you for the effort. + Rep. That's actually the one I ordered tongue.gif

Umm, I am not sure if you can cancel your laptop, but I found a better one for under $500 dollar.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/985888-REG/acer_nx_m0faa_001_aspire_v3_551g_x419_15_6_notebook.html

Acer 15.6" AMD 10-4600m + 7670m APU Crossfire.
It can pretty much play any games you throw at it not to mention this website doesn't include shipping nor taxing, so you pretty much pay the laptop's price itself. However, it is currently closed until Sunday 29th that'll open.

If you can wait 5 days.
     
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