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Budget Laptop (< $600) for Graduate studies

by agpalm1 / November 17, 2011 4:06 AM PST

Hi, I am planning to buy a laptop within a range of $600 preferably Dell, HP, lenovo or Sony vaio. I am a multi-tasker and generally open too many browser page, word documents, pdf at once. Please suggest me any model which has i5 or i3 processor, atleast 13 inch screen, 4GB RAM, min 300 GB memory, inbuilt webcam.
Thank you

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Another member noted this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 5:19 AM PST
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Budget Laptop
by leighdavidus / November 18, 2011 9:45 AM PST

Check the Asus - Laptop / Intel® Core™ i5 Processor / 15.6" Display / 6GB Memory - Aluminum Lake Blue Hairline

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The Usual Suspects
by paul_saute / November 18, 2011 10:13 AM PST

Under $500:
- Dell
- Acer
- HP

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Suspect No. 1
by richteral / November 18, 2011 4:25 PM PST
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All for under 500 bucks:

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Microsoft Office doesn't deserve your money!
by opo2002 / November 19, 2011 8:11 AM PST
In reply to: The Usual Suspects

Before you shell out $100+ for MS-Office, ask yourself this: With all the time it takes to develop freeware applications that have 3D intensive graphics and are much more difficult to develop than a word processing program, why does Microsoft get away with charging so much money for a word processing program that doesn't really have any different functionality than it did 10 years ago? The answer: There is no good reason for this. Don't buy MS-Office for word processing or creating spreasheets, and instead go download Openoffice at it is a FREE and FULL office suite with all the functionality that you probably will ever need, AND it's compatible with all the office file types (.doc, .xls, etc...)

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Manuacturers Outlets
by Zouch / November 18, 2011 10:23 PM PST

You might also want to check out the Outlet sites some manufacturers have, for example, HP and Dell, where "refurbished machines" are offered at significant discounts. These can be reworks, warranty repairs, discontinued models and such like (they rarely say which!). They usually come with a full manufacturer warranty but do check that on any you like the look of. Or try the retail stores for ex-demo units (usually discontinued models), which should also have at least the balance of warranty.

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Lenovo or Sony Vaio ?? Might shell out $700
by agpalm1 / November 20, 2011 7:31 PM PST

Thank you Guys for the response. I am still stuck with some choices. I would like to buy either a Lenovo (Ideapad/ Thinkpad) or Sony Vaio but I am not able to decide the one. I am soon going to join a US university for graduate studies. Need Help !!!

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At the university
by paul_saute / November 21, 2011 4:52 AM PST


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