Need Recommendations for Budget Laptop

I need a budget laptop for typing and online work only. Looking to spend around $600 dollars or so. Suggestions would be very much appreciated.
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  1. I like the build quality of the ACER systems. Like anything in that price range, don't expect it to last, most of them have 90 day warranty periods.

    Comp USA $399 computer
    $399.99 After Rebate
    Features include Intel Celeron M Processor 380, 1.6GHz, 512MB RAM, 40GB Hard Drive, 14.1-inch WXGA TFT Display, 8X DVD / 24X24X24 CD-RW Combo Drive and Windows XP Home Edition.
    Expires: 7/7/2006

    Use the rest of the money to upgrade the memory and it should be ok.
  2. Hmmm I could sell him mine for $600. He gets Turion.1.6
  3. That's a nice laptop, much better than anything out there for that price.

    I recommend buying HardwareBosses notebook. Otherwise you are going to have to settle for "celery", a Turion is way better, plus 64 bit and a dedicated graphics card.
  4. could you please list the specs?
  5. Thought about that, but Acer Laptops have notoriously short battery time. How about this one? Lenovo 3000 C100
  6. I followed that link.
    Be careful that is not a widescreen.
    The fsb is only 400 MHz
    GMA 900 with 128 MB shared video on a 512 Mb system.
    They're crazy, that thing doesn't get 4 1/2 hours of battery life!

    Does a value line notebook make sense?
    Tanto 14.1" or 15.4" WXGA
    Core-Duo 1.66
    512 MB DDR2-533 (+40 for 1 Gig single chip DDR2-667)
    Hard Drives
    80 GB 5,400 (+25 for 60 Gig 7,200 rpm | +40 80 Gig 7,200 rpm)
    Wireless Network Card
    Intel Pro Wireless 54 Mbps a+b+g
    Video Card
    GMA 950
    Optical Drive
    CD/RW (+20 for Dual Layer DVD Burner)
    No O.S.
    Shipping U.S.A.
    Total 1,055

    I wish I could better compete in this arena.
    Compared to the Lenovo above the big differences would be
    * 667 compared to 400 Mhz fsb speeds.
    * Core Duo 1.6 Ghz vs. Single core Celery at 1.5 Ghz
    * GMA 950 vs. GMA 900
    * ExpressCard Slot vs. PCMCIA slot
    * Widescreen compared to Old Style Square aspect
  7. But buddy, remember that I have a budget. If I had 1000 bucks to burn yeah, i'd get that notebook. I'm only gonna use it for typing in Law class anyway. So please, give me another suggestion for a bang for the buck laptop in my range. Thanks
  8. I would talk to HardwareBoss about his system. It is much better than the one you were looking at and I think he wanted the same price.
  9. Dell has their 10 days of deal going on now. you can get a decent base system for pretty cheap.

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