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Old 08-02-2010, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to buy a new notebook, I would prefer the screen size to be 13.3". I want it to be pretty powerful IM looking under $600 under $500 if possible. I want it to be upgradable to atleast 4gb of ram, have HDMI with a screen resoultion of atleast 720p, have a webcam ( which almost all new laptops these days due). I need a video card with atlease 128mb dedicated memory. I dont really care at all about the type of hard drive or how much memory case Ill just upgrade that later. I want wondows 7 as well. Any ideas, suggestions or input PLEASE share I appreciate it!
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what are you planning to use it for?
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Internet browsng, videos, music, Probably like Cod if any gaming most likely not.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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this might work for you.
Newegg.com - TOSHIBA Satellite L645-S4026 NoteBook Intel Pentium dual-core P6000(1.86GHz) 14" 3GB Memory 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel HD
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I appreciate it, but I dont really want a pentium processor and I need deicated memory not shared.
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Engadget recommended this just today in their Back-to-School article:
Newegg.com - Gateway NV5929u NoteBook Intel Core i5 430M(2.26GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel HD
It meets all your requirements, except for the screen size - it's a 15.6" instead of 13.3". But it's certainly good for the price!
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Thanks Yami I was actually looking at that one like a month ago it is def. a good deal for the price. im just really trying to get a 13.3" cause I need to put it in my back pack and the !5.6 is just too big.
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You could always get a bigger backpack :P Or even a laptop-centric messenger bag.
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Haha I could I don't know I guess it's something i'll consider but I'll keep looking and stay open to all suggestions
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I bought this one a few months ago and I really like it:
Walmart.com: Toshiba Red 13.3" Satellite T135D-S1325RD Laptop PC with AMD Turion Neo X2 Dual-Core L625 Processor & Windows 7 Home Premium: Computers

It's tough to find dedicated graphics in your price range but it does have at least an hd3200 (ad says 3100 but it's wrong). Get almost 5 hours of battery life, too. Sorry that the link is Walmart but they seem to have the best price right now. I bought it for $498 a few months ago so you might be able to shop around for it...
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