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4GB Memory/500 GB Hdd i5 15" Laptop suggestions

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September 30, 2010 7:27:20 PM

Hi to everyone and I’ll say thank you in advance for any help, suggestions or tips you can offer.
I’m looking to buy a new laptop online and I’m willing to pay up to $1200. I can usually find something close to what I’m looking for but then I lose some things or end up getting the i7 or a bigger screen or...
This will be used for movie watching, MS Word, some multi-media apps like PhotoShop, iTunes, downloading large files and internet/email. Battery life will not really be a factor and I really don’t care about fast boot times or quicker program launches.
I’m looking for-
Win7 64-bit
4GB Memory/500 GB Hdd
Intel Core i5
15 inch HD+ at least 1600x900 resolution, hopefully higher.
Blu Ray
Integrated graphics processor??? I don’t know processors but I do know I’ll do very little, if any, gaming. I’ve seen both nVidia Geforce or ATI Mobility Radeon listed
I could go with the new MacBooks with the i5 4/500GB but pay an extra $600 and still no blu ray. Plus I don't know if I want to be a Mac in a Windows world. I've never used an Asus but online they seem to have close to what I'm looking for.
Thanks again!
September 30, 2010 9:00:35 PM

i5, 4gb ram, BD, 500+gb hdd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P...

i5, 4gb ram, BD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P...

Or alternately, you can just get an i5, 4gb ram, 500gb+ hdd laptop and an external BD-ROM or BD-Burner which would allow you a wider variety of better performing laptops as a blu-ray is not very useful or needed for the average laptop user.

Laptop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=P...

External BD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Exteral BD-Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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September 30, 2010 9:48:43 PM

Or alternately, you can just get an i5, 4gb ram, 500gb+ hdd laptop and an external BD-ROM or BD-Burner which would allow you a wider variety of better performing laptops as a blu-ray is not very useful or needed for the average laptop user.

Thanks, kureme. I will check those links. I like the idea of dropping the blu-ray but then it seems like you get overwhelmed with the available brands and models. Gets a little :pt1cable: 
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September 30, 2010 11:51:29 PM

From my experience, I usually stick with Asus for performance and Lenovo and Sony for reliability. Toshiba, MSI, Acer and Samsung are supposed to be ok brands but I haven't tried any of them. HP, Dell and Compaq are trash either because of their product or support. Anything else not mentioned aren't most likely worth getting, they're either too expensive or worthless.
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