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The best laptop under $1,000?

by davisdenyel / January 21, 2012 3:31 AM PST

My 17" toshiba laptop just died. I am going through withdrawals without my laptop lol so I am ready to purchase one asap! What laptop is the best one for up to $1,000? This is what I would use it for...
* I take and load a ton of pictures so something probably with enough storage
* Basic internet use
* Good screen/color quality
* Something that is not slow!
* Decent sound does not have to be great
* Something that will last
* Watching movies
* 15" or bigger
* a dvd burner
Does my laptop exist for my price range? I did not realize how long my list is for a laptop! I sure hope I am not being to picky! Thank You!

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Not sure if anyone can answer this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 21, 2012 3:35 AM PST
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Re: storage
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 21, 2012 3:36 AM PST

The average pic is 2 MB. So 2 GB is 1000 pics. 200 GB is 100.000 pics. The average hard disk is 500 GB nowadays. So that might be sufficient, depending on how much your ton is.

All your other requirements are easily fulfilled by any laptop you see, as long as it has at least an Intel i3 processor. Those can be far less than USD 1000.


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I'm looking for very light laptop. any recommendation?
by ssseanjohn / February 2, 2012 1:18 PM PST

i'm looking for laptop which has big enouh screen and light.
any recommendation???

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Look at the new
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2012 12:22 AM PST

Look at the new Ultrabooks. When you write "very light" we move to those.

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Laptop under 1000
by Gamerlaptopwinner1599 / May 29, 2012 4:56 AM PDT

Well, if you can't spend any more then 1000, you could get the Lenovo Ideapad Y570 08626KU 15.6-Inch Laptop

On Amazon, it's Retailing for $ 949.99

Lenovo is a great brand for reliability and durability...

If you want to spend a little more, the $1,086.28 dollar ASUS N55SL-ES71 would be the way to go. It has a better graphics card (Good for gaming, streaming HD video, and editing photos), a better screen, better speakers, and Personally, I think that it looks cooler..

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