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post #11 of 32
Why not save a little money and replace the drive with a Western Digital Caviar Black? You have to realize that she's a girl, I doubt she needs top of the line this and that. I'm sure all she's going to use it for is the occasional YT video and Facebook/emails.

It seems to me like you're making this notebook for you, and not for her lol.
post #12 of 32
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I just want to get the best for the price point. If an i3 380 with an ssd will feel snappier and faster than an i5 with a hdd, and get better battery life to boot then its a no brainer, well do the i3. She says she would like 5 hrs battery life, and i dont know if that is possible with an i5 and a higher end gpu.
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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$
Great suggestion right here.
 
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http://www.overclock.net/laptops-not...ead-first.html

Read that and fill out your OP so people can help you better.
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What size is she looking at?
that's what she said
    
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Here is a list of sandy bridge 15.6" laptops.
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Is the sandy bridge a considerable improvement over the previous generation? That dell seems like a good deal.
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Is the sandy bridge a considerable improvement over the previous generation? That dell seems like a good deal.
Yes it is a very considerably improvement..
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Is the sandy bridge a considerable improvement over the previous generation? That dell seems like a good deal.
Sandy bridge is a more than considerable performance boost, and I believe there is also a notable decrease in power usage as well.
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post #20 of 32
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well the dell seemed like a good deal, but it enged up costing like $740 and 15 day build time
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