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post #1 of 32
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So I just saved her from making this incredibly bad mistake while she was browsing around at worst buy. It was an i3 380, 4gb ram, ect ect. I told her we could get something better for less $$$.

So it appears her budget is $750. Possibly and i5?

So whats the best we can do in that price range? Recertified is OK Btw.
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What size is she looking at?
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I was going to suggest a Dell Inspiron 15R
Comes with a 2nd Gen i5, meaning Sandy Bridge for 650$
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15...iron-15r-n5110

For 75$ upgrade you can get the AMD 6470M if she's into gaming. Less than 750$
post #5 of 32
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She wants somthing 15"+. Also good battery life. And she would like it to be "pretty".
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There is also the Dell Inspiron 17R
http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-17...iron-17r-n7110

Almost same specs as the 15R.
Do note that the covers can be replaced for "pretty" ones
post #7 of 32
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Also would it be worth it to get a cheaper laptop and get an SSD?
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I highly doubt she will need an SSD.
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Yuck to Dell...

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I agree I've had good luck with Asus products and this recert one has some nice specs and a good GFX card
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post #10 of 32
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Wouldnt an ssd help with battery life and snappiness? Thats what she wants too.
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