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Old 09-12-2011, 04:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Classes are starting, I basically need something to waste countless hours in between classes.
Pubs, sports, and smoking weed on the fields is just not passing the time.

I want the best bang for the buck while spending next to nothing.

Ideally, my budget is $400, however if the upgrade is REALLY worth the money, I'm willing to go up higher.

What I need this laptop for:
1) Firefox - email, fb, youtube, stream movies.
2) Gaming - Warcraft 3, BFBC2 (even on low graphics), (BF3? wishful thinking for $400)
3) Word

What I would like to see: Quad Core... unless someone convinces me that an i3 is better then mid range AMD quad core.

What I have found so far:

http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/ca...affixedcode=WW

HP 15.6" Laptop featuring AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile Processor P960 - Silver : 15" Laptops - Best Buy Canada

Can anyone do better?
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Default Re: Laptop - Cheap and with preformance! Help!

I can't see the first one. I need to enter a Canadian postal code.

Please do not go with HP. Their computer line is going to be shot down within a year or so. Also, the big distributors, Staples, BB, etc, often overprice everything.

You do not need a quad core. None of those games you posted utilities all four cores.

Look at this: Newegg.ca - ASUS A53 Series A53U-XE1 Notebook AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50(1.0GHz) 15.6" 3GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi AMD Radeon HD 6250
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Nope cant do better. The only Quad Cores I have seen here in the states are $498 at Walmart.
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