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Laptop for under $500

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
March 2, 2010 5:27:36 AM

I need a lap top for school and to play with while I'm at work as I have a lot of time to kill there. I answered the revelvent questions can anyone help?

1_What is your budget?

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Any and all options under $500

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
This is an on the side laptop for school and a small amount of play.

5_How much battery life do you need?
As much as I can get is 4 hours possible?

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
I'd like Machine that can play something to the effect of WOW.

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
I use Illustrator some.

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
160 GB more is always better.

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
At least 2 years

13_What country do you live in?

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March 2, 2010 5:34:12 AM

ASUS 1201n

$484 on Amazon.

  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom Dual Core N330 Processor
  • 2GB DDR2 RAM, 2 x SODIMM Slot, 4GB Max
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM) + 500GB Free Web Storage; NVidia ION Platform
  • Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System (32 Bit)
  • Bluetooth; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n; 0.3MP Webcam;
  • 12.1" 1366x768 resolution display

    Of course, because it's an Atom, it'll be slow. But youtube reviews seem promising. If you're looking for a bigger system, you might not get past integrated graphics unless you get a refurbished laptop.