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Windows 7: New Laptop for Wife

27 Jul 2010   #1
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
New Laptop for Wife

Hello everyone I was wondering if there are any decent laptops for under $450.00 that is pretty decent and will last for atleast 3-4 years

This Laptop would be for my wife for she doesn't game or do any major work besides burn movies pictures music and web cam to the phillipines on skype

Im assuming she wouldnt need a ultra powered system but i do want to get her something with in medium range that will get her going with no hang up I am looking into more of a AMD laptop so if anyone out there has a few suggestions please post


specs and price preferably

cpu 2ghz to 2.6 ghz

dvd/cd burner no need for blue ray at the moment but if it is a combo drive that supports all three fine

250 gb hd up to 350 fine

don't need to worry about graphics to much

wifi and windows 7 of 64 bit

ram atleast 3 gbs will also take 2 gb if i cant find anything with 3 in my price range

display atleast a 15.1 medium size

thank you whom ever replys i want to keep it under $500.00 that would be encluding the tax

once again she only does pics burn cd's /dvd's and web cam to native country


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27 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'd look at the Dell Inspiron 1525. They start at $400 and you customize it how ever you like. With the requirements you give, it looks like it would cost $424.99, before tax and shipping. Unfortunately, Dell only does free shipping on systems that cost $600 or more.

The Dell Online Store: Build Your System

EDIT: its an Intel CPU. Forgot that fast you said AMD. Most Dells are Intel. I'll keep looking around to see what else I can find for you.
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27 Jul 2010   #3
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Laptops from Toshiba Direct | Netbooks, Notebooks & Laptop Accessories
Just make sure of their return policy and warranty.
I like the box stores like Sam's Club, Staples, Office Depot as they don't have a 15% return to stock policy. IMO
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27 Jul 2010   #4
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Inspiron 15R Laptop Details | Dell~~

Slightly above your budget at $499 though.
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27 Jul 2010   #5
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

After following THWs link, it looks like this is exactly what you're looking for. And I've only heard and seen good things when it comes to Toshiba laptops.
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27 Jul 2010   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

thank you all im looking at the link and if you still have more suggestions please feel free im basicly looking to get this laptop early august prett much the next 2 weeks i want to have it ready for her

thanks a bunch and still any other suggestions welcome

and this is one of the laptops i came up with
Satellite C650D-BT2N11 399.99
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27 Jul 2010   #7
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here's another link to add to your confusion.
Best Laptops Under $500 - Yahoo! Shopping
I usually check Sunday's paper for tech item sales. Just to see what is out there.
I am sure whatever you get your wife she will appreciate it.
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27 Jul 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This looks like a decent deal: Newegg.com - ASUS P50IJ-X3 NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core T4500(2.30GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel GMA 4500M But I also like Toshibas. Check with BestBuy (Sunday ads). They usually are very competitive.
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27 Jul 2010   #9
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This looks like a decent deal: Newegg.com - ASUS P50IJ-X3 NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core T4500(2.30GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel GMA 4500M But I also like Toshibas. Check with BestBuy (Sunday ads). They usually are very competitive.
whs,
I like Best Buy too but they have that darn 15% return to stock policy and the extended warranties are expensive. IMO
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27 Jul 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
This looks like a decent deal: Newegg.com - ASUS P50IJ-X3 NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core T4500(2.30GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel GMA 4500M But I also like Toshibas. Check with BestBuy (Sunday ads). They usually are very competitive.
whs,
I like Best Buy too but they have that darn 15% return to stock policy and the extended warranties are expensive. IMO
True, the 2 week free return is cutting it close. Office Depot has 4 weeks, I believe.
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