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Quality laptop for surfing/work?

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Just looking into getting a new laptop for my dad. He really only needs it for web surfing, email, and word processing, then maybe some multimedia, but definately not mutimedia based. Preferably a C2D, nothing special for a graphics card. Would like it to be under $1000 CAD, so ~850-900$ USD

Any suggestions? I'm in Toronto, Canada, but online purchasing isn't much of a big deal so long as shipping is reasonable.

Thanks
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For just that...the best is a Macbook.
Not bad at all...
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post #3 of 5
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Trust me, I'm not getting a mac. Number of reasons ranging from personal dislike to technical.

Macbooks are nice, a friend of mine just got one and I respect it, but a PC notebook is what I am looking for.
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IBM laptops USED to be really good (I love my T40 to death), but I don't know how they are now that they sold out to Lenovo.

Other then that, Dell Latidute notebooks are really nice. Go to www.dell.com and click on "small business", and it will take you to the Latidutes
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Hmm, those dells don;t look half bad..
Anyone else with an opinion?
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