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Took another look at the dell, seems like they tacked a bunch of crap on at the end of the deal so I went back and redid it. Came out to $714 after tax. best deal I found on a sandy bridge i5 laptop. I had her sign up for the credit deal they had with no interest for 6 months. We'll see if it goes through.
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Took another look at the dell, seems like they tacked a bunch of crap on at the end of the deal so I went back and redid it. Came out to $714 after tax. best deal I found on a sandy bridge i5 laptop. I had her sign up for the credit deal they had with no interest for 6 months. We'll see if it goes through.
The long build time is due to the fact that a lot of the laptops I listed haven't launched yet, most of them will ship mid april due to the recall.
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ssd would be too much maintenance IMHO. turn off this turn on this in bios lol just put a wd black on it if you really want hdd speed
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That seems more like set up more than maintenance.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115990

Amazing deal

EDIT: Strap, I strongly urge you guys not to use their credit card plan.

1. The no interest plan is an AD. It's a service they are selling. They are for profit.
2. Credit card companies rely on those who sign up for their services to not be able to make payments on time
3. Why spend money you don't have? With credit, you are borrowing money, and paying interest on it, in most cases.
4. By the time she has $800 cash, she can get a better deal. Have here wave $650 in the face of the best buy manager as you look at the $750 laptop you want.
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That acer is awesome however she wants long battery life
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Having bought 2 Acer laptops now, I would never buy another one in my life. My last one, the fan gave out 3 days after warranty expired. Acer wouldn't touch it. So I order the part, and I go in to fix it, only to find out that you have to disassemble the entire laptop (yes, every single piece, including the mainboard) to access this singular fan that is in the laptop. Entire process was nearly 3 hours start to finish and was not even close to user friendly (which is what most laptop users would need, IMO).

Just my $0.02
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post #28 of 32

not sure why have the suggestions here have relatively high performance gpu's when he said it needs to have good battery life.


I'd suggest something like

, though I would wait until it is refreshed with the sandy bridge cpus
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It's funny, I have massive debt, yet I have a 700+ credit score, my girlfriend has nearly no debt yet has horrible credit lol. I'm trying to get her to finance this on her own. $649 for a sandy bridge i5 laptop seems like a killer deal. And we ordered a white cover with "pretty designs" on it. Waiting for the credit approval now.

Hopefully this laptop will last her 5+ years, she's going to need it for her Masters program, and the PHD after that.
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What do you need credit for? Hmm?
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