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Hey guys, my grandparents are buying me a 600 dollar laptop (600 at most) in august as a grad present. i just graduated high school. id prefer a pc and not apple. the main point is bang for buck. gaming isnt necessary and neither is oc (i know battery life sux and overheating). If you guys could give me some suggestions on good laptops with a short reason why they are good, i would very much appreciate it. ive been with ocn for a few months (i think) and havent been let down yet.

im guessing deals wont be helpful because it will be purchased in august (when that tax free day is going on, i forget what day that is).

thanks in advance OCN members
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post #2 of 9
O/C for laptops is not a good idea.

I might suggest the Eee 9"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220350
or....
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115464
A bit over budget, but its good for the price
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834117619

Lastly, I might suggest checking out Costco or Bestbuy! ^^
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post #3 of 9
Dell vistro 1400 business laptop.
C2d, 2gb ram, 14" screen, 8400gs, 250gb hard drive 600 bucks.

this is way better then anything else youll get up into about 700 dollars..
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post #4 of 9
Dell Vostro 1500 link here.
You can customize it to suit your needs and is right in your budget. I bought one 6 months ago when it was a little cheaper, but the price fluctuates often. 2 months ago it was $529. Its a little more but still worth it.
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^^You can actually get better hardware for the price with the 1400.
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post #6 of 9
I've been looking around myself, and it seems that HP gets you more hardware for the money much of the time. Dells are nice (for stock/OEM) though.
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post #7 of 9
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...dv6700z_series

EDIT: Wait dang the dell actually has a real gpu. NIIICE!
Edited by markatto - 6/17/08 at 12:20pm
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post #8 of 9
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awesome guys. keep em coming. if i choose the dell. what should i change if anything
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