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February 12, 2014 6:21:26 PM

I am looking to pick up a laptop for my wife as a gift and looking to stay under 500 dollars. It will be used mainly for looking at photos, webpages, facebook, youtube etc. I do my gaming on my Desktop PC so that is not a concern for this item. I have a buddy willing to sell me a Toshiba Satellite L750 for 200 bucks, I am wondering if I should just do that even though its a couple of years old.

However, a few I have been looking at include
http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-i17RV-8273BLK-17-3-...

http://www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-15-3537/pd?oc=fncwc24...

I would like it to be pretty quick but I know little of laptop Cpus as again Ive been a desktop guy my whole life. Any help or input would be greatly appreciated.

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February 12, 2014 6:26:04 PM

The laptop is simple and nice enough. However, you should buy something cheaper, as you can get an AMD A4 laptop for $429. (HP Pavilion n15z-n200) The A4 is also more powerful than a Pentium, too.
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February 12, 2014 6:53:25 PM

okcnaline said:
The laptop is simple and nice enough. However, you should buy something cheaper, as you can get an AMD A4 laptop for $429. (HP Pavilion n15z-n200) The A4 is also more powerful than a Pentium, too.


Do you have a link by chance ?
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February 12, 2014 9:53:15 PM

OS Outlawz said:
computernewb said:
for under $500 you can still get a i5 haswell CPU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Is that Processor a good step up from the others I posted ?



yea the i5 4200u is a great cpu for everyday use. its better than the cpus in the 2 laptops you posted. The first one you linked has a pentium 2127u which has pretty bad integrated graphics
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Pentium-2127U-Notebo...

the 2nd one you linked has an i3 which has no turbo boost.
http://ark.intel.com/products/75107/
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