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Old 07-23-2008, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my dad is in dying need of a new notebook. His Vaio from 2002 just won't cut it anymore lol. He is on a budget although I don't know exactly how much(guessing it's sub-700). He will be using it as an email checker, web surfer, picture uploader and movie watcher. He needs excel(he likes and a card reader that will read his compact drive card from his Sony camera that will upload photos. Any suggestions?

Lenovo Thinkpad X220
i7 2620M
4GB DDR3 1333MHz
320GB HDD 5400rpm :(
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Old 07-23-2008, 04:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Here is a good sub-700 laptop for your dad - Acer Extensa EX5620-6266 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T5550(1.83GHz) 15.4" Wide XGA 3GB Memory DDR2 667 250GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi Intel GMA X3100 - Laptops / Notebooks

EDIT: Or get this this laptop, it is cheaper and better

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Old 07-23-2008, 06:33 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think this beats that:

Buy the HP Pavilion dv6910us 15.4" Widescreen Entertainment Laptop and other Laptop computers at

HP DV6910US - $600, spend the extra $100 to get Office Home and Student for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Don't forget that almost all laptops don't come with office on them.
Also Acer laptops are crap... I see more defective Acer's than anything else.
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