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Can anyone help me? I basically have $500 to $700 to spend on a laptop. I don't want to spend less than $500 but no more than $700. I just don't want it having a intel gpu. Any brands are fine.
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Uh huh. What're you looking to do with this laptop? Gaming, general use, portability. What size are you looking for? 13", 15", 17". Any particular brands you like? ASUS, Dell, HP, MSI, etc. etc. We need a lot more details to try and help you.
post #3 of 39
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Originally Posted by Imports>Muscles;12074065 
Can anyone help me? I basically have $500 to $700 to spend on a laptop. I don't want to spend less than $500 but no more than $700. I just don't want it having a intel gpu. Any brands are fine.

You need to tell us more of what you need. I think laptops generally are separated into a few categories. Slim/Gaming/Budget and of course battery life is always a concern as well. For about $500, I would recommend a lenovo.
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post #4 of 39
get this one. hands down

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834146852

I have it. build quality is just simply exemplary. and it plays games mostly maxed out with native res and 2xaa. very quick too even with the 5400rpm. battery life just browsing is 4 hours. gaming its around 2 if i select performance from CCC.
 
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post #5 of 39
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Originally Posted by reddy;12075158 
ideapad is a great choice,so hands down

thumb.gif for the price you really cant go wrong. my budget was like 500 like OP's and i saw that and just had to get it
 
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post #6 of 39
I was under the impression from my limited research, Intel core i3 was the way to go in current laptops for good value/performance.

why do u not want an intel cpu?
post #7 of 39
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Originally Posted by mach1219;12076568 
I was under the impression from my limited research, Intel core i3 was the way to go in current laptops for good value/performance.

why do u not want an intel cpu?

He didn't say he didn't want a Intel CPU. He just said he doesn't want Intel's intergrated GPU. Meaning he'd want a Nvidia or a ATI GPU.
post #8 of 39
my bad, ok, why not an intel GPU?

one suggestion would to get a model with a led backlit keyboard, which seem hard to find from most manufactures. I know toshiba offers models with lit keyboard
post #9 of 39
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Originally Posted by mach1219;12076595 
my bad, ok, why not an intel GPU?

one suggestion would to get a model with a led backlit keyboard, which seem hard to find from most manufactures. I know toshiba offers models with lit keyboard

I'm assuming that the OP wants to do a little bit of light gaming or something. I agree, why not an Intel GPU? I mean, if you're not using your laptop for gaming, then it's a perfect choice. Intel's 4500HD intergrated GPU plays 1080p videos perfectly without any problems.
post #10 of 39
yes, i see this intergrated intel GPU 4500HD is many mid to upper line models, and it seems to work well and get favorable reviews, although i dont have it myself
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