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I need an affordable easy to carry laptop for my college coursework. Iv been looking at netbooks but want some opinions from you guys im not a big tech person so i came to the experts. Any help choosing a good one would be appreciated ...im feelin a lil when it comes to this stuff
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Acer 3820TG - Intel Core i5 480, 4GB, 500GB, 13.3IN, Radeon 6550 1GB, 802.11N, BT, WIN7 HomePro.

That site offers price matching and you can match it here for $728.18 CDN.
    
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well ty very much Damarious i will check it out
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If it's a lappy to lug around, in my opinion the less weight, the better. Also I imagine great battery life is a bonus, so my take is an HP dm1z:
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/se...computer_store
A gadgety review:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/17/h...fusion-review/
...and a more professional review:
http://www.notebookreview.com/defaul...p+pavilion+dm1

To sum up: excellent build quality, decent performance even for light gaming and long battery life. I must stress, build quality is very good for the dm1z, which unfortunately can't be said about most of the sub 500$ lappies. Unfortunately the first thing you should do is to format the HDD and reinstall Win as it is full with crapware (like any other laptop except Lenovo's).
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Originally Posted by dragosmp View Post
If it's a lappy to lug around, in my opinion the less weight, the better. Also I imagine great battery life is a bonus, so my take is an HP dm1z:
http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/se...computer_store
A gadgety review:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/17/h...fusion-review/
...and a more professional review:
http://www.notebookreview.com/defaul...p+pavilion+dm1

To sum up: excellent build quality, decent performance even for light gaming and long battery life. I must stress, build quality is very good for the dm1z, which unfortunately can't be said about most of the sub 500$ lappies. Unfortunately the first thing you should do is to format the HDD and reinstall Win as it is full with crapware (like any other laptop except Lenovo's).
Good recommendation,although very good build quality and HP in the same sentance is a new one!These Llano netbooks are so new,it is hard to say about quality just yet.MSI has a 15" for less.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152249

no reviews out yet.If you can wait another couple weeks-more info and more choices should be coming out.There is no doubt though the new AMD E-350 is the way to go.
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Forgot to add, the Acer I posted has integrated Intel graphics as well and it's switchable so battery life doesn't take a hit. And it's pretty damn light and thin for all day portability.
    
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Thanx Red your recommendation was just wat i needed ur the best!!
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I need an affordable easy to carry laptop for my college coursework. Iv been looking at netbooks but want some opinions from you guys im not a big tech person so i came to the experts. Any help choosing a good one would be appreciated ...im feelin a lil when it comes to this stuff


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