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Old 04-13-2009, 06:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need a portable Laptop with a budget of $700

It's going to be for my sister and she wants it to be portable so she can take it where ever she goes


She's Looking to pay $700 MAX

What she wants:

Portable
Good for Word Document, Itunes/Music and other Basics
Lots of HDD Space
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MSI Notebook Official Website

MSI VR220, These guys are awesome, excellent quality, great screens, good warranty. MSRP is $799 but if you hunt around they can be had for less, surely under $700.
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ooo. 12" screen and a 4500HMD? Thats pretty nice for a netbook.
Newegg.com - ASUS N10 Series N10J-A1 Intel Atom N270(1.60GHz) 10.2" WSVGA 2GB Memory 160GB HDD Netbook - Netbooks

Thats got a 9300 Geforce but the screen IS smaller.
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I think it counts as an ultraportable rather than a Netbook at 12" but these things are effing sexy. I've found I can actually work on a 12" screen and keyboard very comfortably but those 9 and 10" netbooks just don't suit me.

So you get the various colors at Mwave for $699 (free shipping I think) so that's perfect.
mwave.com: MSI*Notebooks - Preconfigured

The black model, for some reason, costs $30-50 more and I don't know why. But I'm sure your girl won't mind green/blue/pink.
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That MSI is really nice. It's definitely a ultraportable since it has a 2ghz Pentium Dual Core vs the Atom's or Nano's found in netbooks. If I was in the market for a laptop the VR220 would be at the top of my list.
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Just in case you haven't bought or anyone else is interested the colored models (still no black for some reason!) are all on ZipZoomFly for $674.99 and free shipping right now.
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