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Need an ultra cheap netbook for strictly office work

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So,my dad needs a portable,light computing device that he can type on and receive/reply to his mails.So first we considered buying a laptop but our budget is a bit tight and spending so much won't get us much far since it'll mostly be used for office work and browsing.So,can someone recommend a few ultra budget netbooks(as cheap as possible)?It should have these:
1.500GB HDD
2.Upgradable RAM(ideally,but still excusable)
3.Decent power for MS Office(both cpu and gpu if required)

Thanks!
    
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post #2 of 5
Maybe look at a used A54C?
    
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i7 2670 @ 2.8Ghz m4600 m5100 @ 1100c/1500m 16GB DDR3 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
c300 128GB SSD 2TB FireCuda 7mm 2TB Firecuda 7mm 1TB 5400rpm 
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post #3 of 5
My favorite netbook is the Asus D257. They can be had on ebay for $100 +/-. Upgradable memory to 2gb. You can find them with 500GB hard drives, but its rare. More common are 250GB or 320GB... but the HDD can be upgraded, too.

They are a bit slow, but nothing unbearable for day-to-day tasks like email and spreadsheets.
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post #4 of 5
The A54C did well for me.

I had the model with the i3-2330m, 4GB RAM, Intel HD 3000, and 320GB HDD

I have seen them on ebay for 200
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2670 @ 2.8Ghz m4600 m5100 @ 1100c/1500m 16GB DDR3 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
c300 128GB SSD 2TB FireCuda 7mm 2TB Firecuda 7mm 1TB 5400rpm 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
750GB 5400rpm Windows 10 x64  1920x1080 @90hz 150w 
Mouse
Corsair M40 
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i7 2670 @ 2.8Ghz m4600 m5100 @ 1100c/1500m 16GB DDR3 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
c300 128GB SSD 2TB FireCuda 7mm 2TB Firecuda 7mm 1TB 5400rpm 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
750GB 5400rpm Windows 10 x64  1920x1080 @90hz 150w 
Mouse
Corsair M40 
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Thread Starter 
Thanks guys!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6300 Gigabyte GA 78 LMT USB3 XFX R7 260X Core Edition 4X1GB Corsair Value RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB LG Mdisk Deepcool Gamaxx S40 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64-Bit AOC 18.5-inch Genius cheapo Corsair VS 550 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li Lancool PC-K59 Lenovo cheapo Homemade with non reflective card-board F&D V520 
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Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX 6300 Gigabyte GA 78 LMT USB3 XFX R7 260X Core Edition 4X1GB Corsair Value RAM 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate Barracuda 500GB Seagate Barracuda 1TB LG Mdisk Deepcool Gamaxx S40 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 64-Bit AOC 18.5-inch Genius cheapo Corsair VS 550 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Lian Li Lancool PC-K59 Lenovo cheapo Homemade with non reflective card-board F&D V520 
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