desertjets
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Cheapie Laptop Advice

Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:53 pm

Sad to say but my old Dell is starting to (literally) fall apart. I am looking for a replacement to be bought in the next 0-6 months.


Problem is I am not well versed on the current state of computer tech and I don't know what is good/bad/ugly. I don't have a ton of money to spend but have a few things in mind for a Windows laptop.

Price point should be around $500.
Laptop should have a dedicated GPU

Primary uses would be email, internet, streaming audio/video, and some light gaming (light to the point that having a dedicated GPU would make a world of difference).


Obvious questions include AMD vs Intel processors/chipsets. Seems that in my research there is just a lot more out there (like 2-1) with Intel processors. Are their makers to avoid, better choices out there. I understand at this price point EVERYTHING is a compromise, but I don't want crap and don't want crappy support.


And something I am seriously considering:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215411
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varigb707
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RE: Cheapie Laptop Advice

Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:22 pm

Here you mate... check it out. This report may help you out.

http://www.pcworld.com/product/pg/di...ry.html?&partnerCategory.pageId=13

You may want to check out Walmart's prices. They do have all of the above (or most of them) at great prices. I've purchased a HP G60, Win Vista in 2009 for $ 495,00, with a free upgrade to Win7.

Good luck.

[Edited 2012-09-24 12:25:13]
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