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Budget laptop advice


I am in the market for a laptop with a limited budget of $400. The main uses I would be making of the computer would be social networking, watching TV shows/movies (lots of that), word processing stuff like typing papers, net browsing, listening to music, etc. Nothing that I believe is too heavy duty. I am not very tech savvy thus my turning to this board for advise Happy

I am currently looking at these three:

Which of them would you recommend?

Please feel free to suggest any other make/model.


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Since the newer model of the Asus is cheaper.

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Thanks Bob

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Many thanks for ur input. I did go through Amazon's best sellers list, that is where I found those 3 computers I posted. Given that all the technical details dont make much sense to me, I picked my choices based on user reviews, not only on Amazon, but other sites I could find. The user reviews for the newer Asus arent that great (concern about sound & battery life did it for me) that's why I have not considered it.

I saw a couple of Acer laptops, but from what I hear it's not the greatest bran overall. Is that really so?

Any other laptop recs keeping in mind my budget? (doesnt have to be from Amazon) Have u looked at Amazon's best sellers list urself?

And if the choice was between the three in the OP, which would u recommend?

Thanks again!

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-> Brand <-

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If we talk brands, Apple certainly wins that round. Brand has little to do with quality.

My money? The Asus I noted. It has the uptick in the CPU and less money. Could not talk myself in the older more expensive model.

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