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So I'm looking for the perfect laptop. Her are some of the things that I want it to have, but it does not need to have all of them (except for that second one), even though I say the laptop "has to" be. I prefer it be Lenovo since I have heard nothing but good things about them.

- I really like the build quality and how solid Macbooks feel, so the laptop has to be high quality
- I do not have a lot of money after buying my rig, so the laptop has to cheap and I actually prefer the laptop to be refurbished since I get more for my $$$
- I do not need a massive screen, but I do need one that is bright and not low resolution (like 1280x768)
- It does not need a GPU that would be considered anything along the lines of gaming, but I prefer it not to be that intel intergrated crap
-Good battery life (like 3+ hours)

Basically I am looking for a small, cheap laptop that will allow me to surf OCN, type an essay while on my bed, and maybe be able to do some light gaming like League of Ledgends (a very non-demanding RTS game).

Lets see what you can come up with
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There are good laptops and then there are cheap laptops. About how much are you willing to spend on it?

Also, if you want good battery life get the biggest battery available for your laptop. A lot say they are 3+ hours and turn out to last about 1.5 hours and that's after turning the screen down.
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There are good laptops and then there are cheap laptops. About how much are you willing to spend on it?

Also, if you want good battery life get the biggest battery available for your laptop. A lot say they are 3+ hours and turn out to last about 1.5 hours and that's after turning the screen down.
I am looking for a cheap laptop that is not capable of things outside of writing essays, surfing the web, and extremely light gaming. The laptop will probably be battery-less and plugged in half the time so forget what I meant by "good battery life," but at the same time I do not want it to die on me in the middle of making a small powerpoint. You can say I am looking for a netbook, but it has to be just a tad bit more powerful for really light gaming.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220893

$498 - ASUS UL80 Series UL80J-BBK5 NoteBook Intel Core i3 330UM(1.20GHz) 14" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 310M
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That ASUS laptop suggested above me almost has me sold. However sice I see myself typing on it a lot and the laptop has a lot of keyboard flex, any other suggestions? Do you guys know where I might find a refurbished M11X for around $500 (dell outlet is out of them)?
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That ASUS laptop suggested above me almost has me sold. However sice I see myself typing on it a lot and the laptop has a lot of keyboard flex, any other suggestions? Do you guys know where I might find a refurbished M11X for around $500 (dell outlet is out of them)?
I'd suggest the Asus UL30VT. Reviews for it have been nothing but positive. It gets 8 hours of real battery life and comes with switchable graphics so you either get great battery life or good gaming performance. It also comes with a CPU that is much better than the Atom and can even be over-clocked from 1.33GHz to 1.7GHz using a utility it comes with. It's made of aluminum and looks great, too.

You can get it for $550 here: http://www.jr.com/asus/pe/ASU_UL30VTX1K/

As for the Alienware, it's a waste of money at stock. It only comes with 2GB of RAM and a 160GB HDD. Build quality is good, but not as good as the ASUS. The asking price for it is a bit high for what you'll be doing IMO. It's not available on Dell's Outlet, and that's the only place you can be guaranteed to get one that's actually refurbished by Dell.
    
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