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Windows 7: Laptop buying!

19 Oct 2010   #1
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Home Edition
 
 
Laptop buying!

Hello Seven community,

I am looking to purchase a laptop for my college course, I am taking Criminology and my prof prefers if I type everything up and I think it would be easier to type up notes on a laptop than that on paper,

I am looking for something fairly cheap but still runs nicely, and has a very decent battery life,

Other than that I am only using the laptop for potentially internet surfing and microsoft word and maybe a few other programs nothing game related,

My budget is possibly $500 or a little over that.
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19 Oct 2010   #2
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

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19 Oct 2010   #3
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Home Edition
 
 

Thanks mckill, I bookmarked it for a later date, I am going to keep looking though although I love Asus !
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19 Oct 2010   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I love asus too. Hince why I suggested.
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19 Oct 2010   #5
mr pc

Windows 7
 
 

my gf has that laptop - picked it up for just a little more than $500 new at BestBuy

she loves it
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19 Oct 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Have a look here, there are a few that may fit your bill. The offerings on that website change daily. So check often. Deals on Laptop
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19 Oct 2010   #7
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

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19 Oct 2010   #8
MattRainier

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

I'm with Toshiba, too. I was going to suggest this:

http://us.toshiba.com/computers/laptops/satellite/L650/L655D-S505

I've had nothing but good experiences with Toshiba (though I'm sure someone, somewhere hasn't), and their customer service has been great to me.
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19 Oct 2010   #9
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

My current laptop is a Gateway and it too has been flawless besides me upgrading to a much larger WD hard drive and then it crashing three times.....wtf. I upgraded to the max memory in both the Toshiba and this Gateway and they both run XP Pro but man I loved that Toshiba and It just felt like quality !
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19 Oct 2010   #10
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

I'd recommend a netbook with an Intel Atom processor. They are not expensive, but for what it sounds like you need it for would do really well. They have dual core Atom ones with 2 GB of RAM that would even do Windows 7 Home Premium if you wanted such.

Here is a great netbook from ASUS.

Another one.

Regular laptop (used).

Sorry if this post seems a bit ASUS-only. I've just had really good experiences with ASUS products. Other manufactures do have good products though.
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