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Please don't buy an Acer..anything but
Had to send mine in twice, dead hard drive (with a lot of my photos on it ) and then later a dead dvd drive.
 
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ok, so acer is off the table, would a sub $400 pentium dual core be ok?
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I don't like Acer's cheaper laptops either. I thought the probook suggestion was nice. I would personally go for a laptop in the business class. They are usually more durable. The dell Vostro series is nice as well.
http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/vo...n&s=bsd&~ck=mn

http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15...-15r-combo-mod
^Not as nice, but cheaper, and Dell advertises it as a student/family-ish system
Edited by SalisburySteak - 3/16/11 at 3:31pm
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ok, so acer is off the table, would a sub $400 pentium dual core be ok?
For me, I feel like i3 + 4 GB RAM pretty much makes for a future proof family type computer. You could get away with a dual core pentium and 2 GB RAM, but the price difference is neglible (around ~150).

If you can pony up the dough, get an ASUS, but Lenovo is also doable!
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Since I can't see the i3 providing any significant benefit to justify the extra price would this asus be good? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220911 dual core pentium with 4 gb of ram.
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Dell is ok
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