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Old 02-19-2009, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Laptop suggestions. For work, not gaming.

Have a friend that needs a new one. I don't buy laptops any more so I have no idea what is best out there.

Budget: $1200

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of work or software will be used for this laptop?
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Hello,

How about an aluminium 13" Apple MacBook at $1299, or a white Apple MacBook at $999? Remember, students get discount, and these prices are non-discounted prices.

Lenovo Thinkpads are quite nice. The Lenovo Thinkpad T400 14.1" notebook can be configured for as low as $929. The 15.4" Lenovo Thinkpad T500 notebook costs as low as $959. Lenovo IdeaPad Y series notebooks are quite nice as well. Screen sizes range from 14.1" to 17", with the IdeaPad Y430 14.1" notebook starting at $589. What's more, Lenovo are currently offering 15% discount for T series and IdeaPad Y series notebooks until the 23rd February:

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I really couldn't have said it better than the guy above. Those could veyr well be the best options available if he wants an extremely high quality, potentially business class, laptop.
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Not sure on the work really. I just know they do not game at all so anything that would be more so for every day use, rather then gaming.

I will look into the Lenovo ones. Never heard of them. I don't want to suggest a apple. Him and his wife are computer "stupid". I'd get calls every day about how to do this or that on the apple.
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Chad Lenovo is the new name for IBM's desktop an laptop computers, there laptops are the best I have ever owned, and the best I have ever had to fix for some one. I have had one that some one cracked the screen on a few days out of warranty and they managed to get me one for the cost of shipping. I duno if i touched lucky that day an got some one in a good news but that has to be a good sign.
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awesome, thanks for all the help guys! This should do
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no probs! glad we could help
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Netbook the msi wind will probably do all he needs and he can save his cash
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