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Best Media/Entertainment laptop for an affordable price?

by Rezound / January 24, 2012 2:10 PM PST

I basically want a laptop that is good at playing music (good speakers), video playback, and surfing the internet fast. I don't think I need a ton of memory. Also, I would like for battery life to be decently long, but that's probably not even going to be an issue anyways. For the price, I would hope for it to be under $600. And, no Apple products please.

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For your needs
by orlbuckeye / January 24, 2012 11:10 PM PST

a tablet may work. I have a Galaxy Tab and I can't believe the sound that comes out of the speakers. The new tablets are coming out with true Hi-Def screens.

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Not exactly......
by Rezound / January 25, 2012 8:47 AM PST
In reply to: For your needs

A tablet isn't exactly what I'm looking for. I also would like a qwerty keyboard that is physical. And I want the microsoft office stuff.

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Office will be an added
by orlbuckeye / January 26, 2012 11:08 PM PST
In reply to: Not exactly......

expence because if installed on a new machine it's a trial version. There are all alternative (free) offices typr applications on all platforms.

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