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Laptop for dad???

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I'm looking for a laptop for my dad!

What is your maximum budget? $1000.00 roughly

What country are you in? U.S.

What will be the uses of this laptop? Internet surfing, web cam chat,

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? NO

What screen size do you require? 17.3"

What screen resolution do you require? doesn't matter

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? NEW

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) 4-6 hours idk

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? No gaming really!

What operating system do you need? (if any) Windows 7

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) Doesn't matter

How much hard drive space do you need? min.500GB-1TB

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) webcam, Blue ray is nice feature but not necessary!

Is there anything else we need to know? pref. 6GB Ram,
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I'm selling my Asus G73-jh for $850 shipped..

specs :

ASUS G73JH-RBBX05| i7-720QM | 1.6-2.8GHz | WIN 7 Pro | ATI 5870 1GB DDR5 | 8GB RAM DDR3 1333MHz | 500 GB HDD | 1920x1080(LG MATTE)| Intel® Advanced-N 6200 Wireless|ICD7 REPASTED - 79C ON FURMARK
I would recommend a notebook with one of the newer AMD Llano APUs in them.

The HP DV7 series are 17.3 inch and are great performers for a great price.

Something like this...
The Toshiba Satellite P755-S5270
Specs Intel Core i5 2410M(2.30GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory DDR3 1333 750GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834214414
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