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Best laptop for around $600

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Im exiting PC gaming and am lost in a sea of laptops. Whats the best i can get for around $600.00? Internal CD burner would be nice but i could buy an external if thats the best solution.
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If you're looking for one that has gaming potential, then this link will explain most of your better choices
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post #3 of 8
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light gaming wouldn't be bad but I really need it to do some office applications well, stream an hd web cam well and just be responsive overall
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I found this laptop at bestbuy. i realize it wont be the best for gaming but im really not getting a laptop for gaming. Does it look like it would be a good office use/multimedia laptop?

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/satellite-15-6-laptop-6gb-memory-750gb-hard-drive/3336005.p?id=1219090456895&skuId=3336005&st=categoryid$abcat0502000&cp=1&lp=2
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post #5 of 8
An asus UX31a ultrabook from last gen can be found these days for around 600 bucks. It was basically the best mba alternative of 2012. Since newer processors aren't any faster, you don't lose out in terms of performance either, just some battery life.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231239

i5 - but upgradeable
GTX 660M

Refurb for 650 if you can stretch for it
    
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post #7 of 8
The Lenovo G510 is $629 and comes with an i7 4700mq and Intel 4600 graphics. The intel graphics aren't too bad and will play a fair amount of games according to notebook check.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/essential/g-series/g510/?sb=:000001C9:0000FB8F:


http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4600.86106.0.html
post #8 of 8
Have you happened to buy a laptop yet ??

Check the mobile for sale section...Trying to keep it in the community smile.gif
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