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July 13, 2012 4:27:59 AM

Hello,
I'm looking to get a new laptop for school work and mild gaming (nothing intensive, just your Fifa 12 or Need4Speed once in a while) for $500 max. Can anyone recommend any pre-built laptops with decent specs in that price range for me; I'm a student and a bit broke.

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July 14, 2012 4:07:17 AM

I collected a laptop off the lenovo factory outlet site with an AMD E450 for $320. E450 will do LIGHT gaming. Look for an a6 or a8 based fusion processor to do a bit better. Anything with intel and no video card won't game. Anything with intel and a discrete card will be > $500.

Check also Betbuy, walmart, HP outlet, etc. They all have overstock and sales.

Here's an A8 system from bestbuy ... AMD Quad-Core A8-3520M Processor with AMD Radeon 6620G graphics .. Lenovo - 15.6" IdeaPad Laptop - 6GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Gunmetal Gray Metal $540.98 .. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Lenovo+-+15.6%26%2334%3B+Id...

some generic A8 game benchmarks... http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6620G.54675....
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July 15, 2012 2:32:54 AM

Can you recommend anything with a decent intel processor (I will be using Adobe photoshop) but good graphics card not above $600?
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July 16, 2012 3:08:07 AM

maybe
IdeaPad U400 - Refurbished Outlet price:$896.01
Outlet sale price:$716.81
After eCoupon:
$559.11
You save:$336.90
After eCoupon:
OUTLETWEEKENDJULY15
Part number: 0993XB1

Processor: Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)( )
Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English
Display: 14.0" HD WXGA (1366 X 768) LED Backlight w/ Camera"
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 6470M
Memory: 8GB (2 X 4GB) PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM SODIMM Memory
Hard Drive: 500GB, 5400RPM Serial ATA 2.5" Hard Drive
Optical Drive: DVD Recordable 8x Max Dual Layer

Here: http://outlet.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/outle...

some benchmarks for the amd graphics chip: http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-6470M.43075....

Note, nothing special about this lappy, you can find outlet deals from lenovo, dell, hp, etc. and stock changes very often.
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