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Old 02-24-2009, 02:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a CHEAP laptop.. maybe 200-300 bucks? it will only be used for Internet and movies... What would you guys suggest?
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The only laptops you are going to find within that range are netbooks, which have extremely small screens and wouldn't be worth watching a movie on IMO.
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Plenty of decent Laptops for $350-$400. I highly dislike netbooks. 8" screen is lame.
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I have a MSI Wind and have been extremely impressed by it. The build quality is vastly superior to most conventional laptops that are anywhere close to it's price and the screen is great.

As long as you don't mind a 10" screen it should be fine for what you need.

Newegg.com - MSI Wind U100-439US White Intel Atom N270(1.60GHz) 10.0" WSVGA 1GB Memory 120GB HDD Netbook - Netbooks
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I assume you don't mind looking for something second-hand? You can get something with a 1.6-1.8 ghz Pentium M and maybe 512mb ram for around that price range on ebay. Lenovo T30, for example.
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I have a MSI Wind and have been extremely impressed by it. The build quality is vastly superior to most conventional laptops that are anywhere close to it's price and the screen is great.

As long as you don't mind a 10" screen it should be fine for what you need.

Newegg.com - MSI Wind U100-439US White Intel Atom N270(1.60GHz) 10.0" WSVGA 1GB Memory 120GB HDD Netbook - Netbooks
.. and it comes with a 16GB Flash Drive!

That's the deal maker right there, sell the 16GB Flash Drive, and its in your budget technically!

Or, a used Pentium M/ Core Duo laptop from Fleabay (eBay) or Crapslist (Craigslist) would suffice too.
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