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  1. #1
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    Question laptop 500? Buying 1 in July

    I am not depending on the forum to answer this question but it would be nice to have some feedback.
    The budget is 500$
    I hope to be able to play 1080p
    and with usb 3.0
    This laptop is not for gaming but everything else you could think of.
    I still want to have a fast laptop and not just go for the minimum specs for the software all be using like Skype, Excel, Video ect.

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    Re: laptop 500? Buying 1 in July

    I am thinking i5 or the A10 from AMD

    I was thinking the i5 intel cpu couple be put together with a AMD GPU

    Anyways i still am not sure what to buy.
    Or where to buy it.

    Any feedback would be helpful.
    In Canada.

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    Re: laptop 500? Buying 1 in July

    Well I have not purchased a laptop yet.
    I just dont know yet.

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    Re: laptop 500? Buying 1 in July

    If you can find one with an i5 the built-in video should be fine if you aren't gaming. A dedicated video card will probably drive the cost up over your $500 limit and in your case I think it's unneeded.

    So look for an i5, 4 GB RAM and whatever hard drive size you think you need. SSD drives are still expensive so avoid them.

    Btw, I normally recommend AMD but I just don't have enough experience with their mobile CPUs to give an honest recommendation.
    If you enjoy gaming click here to learn about the Fragging Frogs.



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    Re: laptop 500? Buying 1 in July

    Maybe this Asus with a quad core and AMD graphics ? Sure the
    HD is a lil small and only has 3 gigs or ram, but ram is cheap
    anf it does have 1 USB 3.0 along with 2 USB 2.0.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834230401
    http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Versat...K53Z/#overview



    For RAM you could update to something like 8 gigs and still be in your budget.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231342

    Last edited by no2guncntrl; 07-18-2012 at 04:53 PM.

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    Re: laptop 500? Buying 1 in July

    I was thinking AMD would be a good choices with a dedicated gpu
    I do hear that they actually do have longer battery life then intel but less peformance.
    It is a hard choices.

    no2guncntrl I did not see that one before but it is a good suggestion.

    Is it the right time to buy a laptop?
    Or should I wait until windows 8 comes out to buy one?

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    Re: laptop 500? Buying 1 in July

    If you buy a Windows 7 PC now you can upgrade to Windows 8 for $14.99.

    http://windowsupgradeoffer.com/en-US/Home/ProgramInfo
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    Re: laptop 500? Buying 1 in July

    That is true but would i want Windows 8?
    Should i wait for new APU/CPU come out before buying?

    So much to think about.

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