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    bobthe2lol's Avatar
    July 2007
    1,370 Posts
    I dont know if this is the wrong section, but theres no non-building PC section... so i'll post here. Please move, dont ban... please? Scratch that, just read the stickey. Ok, so my moms computer is almost 7 years old, and its runing slow as a turtle set to the slow setting. So, someone find me a laptop, for under $500, that will runs XP/ Windows 7. So, i have researched it, and i found the one i like, you find the one you think would be good, and tell me! (Used mostly for buisness... quicken quickbooks that sort of thing; ocasional DVDs, but nothing fancy). Ok, so thanks alot FP, let the search begin!!

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    CombineGuru's Avatar
    June 2009
    3,644 Posts
    Hm. Word and stuff would work on a netbook. No DVD's though unless you were to obtain an ISO.

    Dear mods, by the "obtain an ISO" bit I mean to put the DVD in another computer and transfer across. I am not linking to or hinting warez.

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    bobthe2lol's Avatar
    July 2007
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    I dont want a netbook, i want, pretty much, the most powerful, best looking, fastest laptop for under $500.

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    CombineGuru's Avatar
    June 2009
    3,644 Posts
    Toshiba Satellite L300-20D

    $450

    Edited:

    * Intel Celeron Processor T1600
    * Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
    * DVD-RW SuperMulti drive (Double Layer)
    * 1 Gb DDR RAM (800 MHz)
    * 15.4 inch Widescreen TruBrite XGA (1280 x 800) High Brightness display

    Edited:

    It won't play any games, but it's OK for business stuff and the occasional DVD.

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    GodKing's Avatar
    July 2007
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    From what I've heard, Acer laptops are shit.

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    ghostofme's Avatar
    January 2009
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    From what I've heard, Acer laptops are shit.
    I see nothing wrong with it.

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    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
    4,954 Posts
    hinges break easy, overheat quicky
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834107028
    or an 1005HA

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    ghostofme's Avatar
    January 2009
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    Compaq is a shit brand man. No offense to your pick, but I've had to many bad experiences with Compaq products.

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    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Compaq is a shit brand man. No offense to your pick, but I've had to many bad experiences with Compaq products.
    Oops wrong link
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146580

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    bobthe2lol's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Thanks alot guys! Keep posting :D

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    JohnEdwards's Avatar
    July 2007
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    http://configure.us.dell.com/dellsto...-inspiron-1545
    scroll to video cards get the ATI 4330


    479 best deal you'll find

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    bobthe2lol's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Also, a memory card reader would be nice, she has a digital camera, and its kinda large card...

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    ghostofme's Avatar
    January 2009
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    The one I posted has a 5 in 1

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    bobthe2lol's Avatar
    July 2007
    1,370 Posts
    Cool ok.

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    lemongrapes's Avatar
    February 2009
    2,609 Posts
    I have an Acer, I got it because it was cheap, (It was the cheapest one with dedicated graphics), it has blue screened a few times in game, and I don't take it to many places, so the hinges aren't much of an issue. However, I'm saving up for a build now.