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Old 08-15-2009, 03:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best laptop to buy for $500

Right now I have 2 pcs, one of them is a Toshiba laptop a205 Satellite which is okay for now but I wanted something with a little more performance on video. I don't game on my computer. If I ponied up $550 in the next two months what would be the best laptop for the price?

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Either are good, but based on what I've googled online your rig should be able to take it pretty decently.

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Default Re: Best laptop to buy for $500

Why do you only want to spend $500 on a new laptop if you're looking for more video performance? If you can hold off for a couple more months and save a few hundred more you can get something considerably more powerful.
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For that price range, Dell, HP and Toshiba are good brands to look at.
Some Dell Insperons run at 499, and they're really good investments.
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