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Hi all. I'm buying a laptop for my father. I would like to keep the price around $430 - $600. I want the biggest bang for my buck. I'd strongly prefer AMD > Intel.

All the laptop needs to be able to do is web browse. Basic document functions. The reason I'm asking for help is, I don't know any differences between any CPU's in notebook land. I don't know what a Turion X2 TK 57 is compared to a TK 58. And I don't know what technology behind one chip is better than another chip.

Any help is appreciated.

Im thinking of going with this.
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Do you have an Office Depot near you? They usually have a deal on a cheap duel core laptop every other week for around $500.
Get one with a low end dual core, 1GB of ram, and ~160GB HD.
Then go to Newegg and get this so you have a 512mb and 2gb so 2.5GB of ram total.
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Hi all. I'm buying a laptop for my father. I would like to keep the price around $430 - $600. I want the biggest bang for my buck. I'd strongly prefer AMD > Intel.

All the laptop needs to be able to do is web browse. Basic document functions. The reason I'm asking for help is, I don't know any differences between any CPU's in notebook land. I don't know what a Turion X2 TK 57 is compared to a TK 58. And I don't know what technology behind one chip is better than another chip.

Any help is appreciated.

Im thinking of going with this.

running vista you will not be happy with 1 gig, trust me... I did it, and it just didn't work out.

I would highly recommend that you get the new Eee if your going to be things like that with your laptop. Although if you are looking for something larger and AMD I think these laptops would suit your needs...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834101139
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834101140

and I'll recommend 1 intel simply for comparison.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115464
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