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March 12, 2010 1:25:37 AM

2.0GHz, 667MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache)and 4096MB Dual-Channel DDR2 667MHz sDRAM. i am buying a new laptop for school and want it to last a few years. any help?

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March 12, 2010 2:15:10 AM

That laptop will be good for basic use.

But You can get a better Laptop.Please mention your budget and place where you live.
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March 12, 2010 6:53:15 AM

And fill out the FAQ, which covers everything we need to know to help you out.
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March 12, 2010 4:40:49 PM

1_What is your budget? $550 + tax

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? No idea

3_What screen resolution do you want? Don't care

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? I don't know

5_How much battery life do you need? Doesn't matter. 2-3 hours

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)? NOPE

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) Homework, dvd burning, music storage, General.

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 320-500gb

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post the links to them.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp;jsessionid=8C8DBDD72AA5AA5BBBDAA5FD29F46721.bbolsp-app02-29?_dyncharset=ISO-8859-1&_dynSessConf=6954301226739799709&id=pcat17071&type=page&st=Gateway+NV5388u&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3-4 years


11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD writer, want a 5-1 card reader

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. No dell, and no mac. I hate dell and mac is too much. Gateway or hp is ok. dont like the way the asus looks or even acer.

13_What country do you live in? US

Hope this works.
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March 12, 2010 4:42:53 PM

AND THEY HAVE TO BE BRAND NEW..... No refurbished laptops. i also want 4GB min of ram. And windows 7 64 bit
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March 12, 2010 7:45:48 PM
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March 12, 2010 11:47:36 PM

First recognize that for just about every brand name you know, the laptop is NOT made by the company whose sticker is on it.

You like Gateway and HP but it must be recognized that the same company makes Dell's, HP's and Gateway's laptops.

The vast majority of laptops on the market are manufactured by a small handful of Original Design Manufacturers (ODM).[3]

Major relationships include:

* Quanta sells to (among others) HP/Compaq, Dell, Toshiba, Sony, Fujitsu, Acer, NEC, Gateway and Lenovo/IBM - note that Quanta is currently (as of August, 2007) the largest manufacturer of notebook computers in the world.
* Compal sells to Toshiba, HP/Compaq, Acer, and Dell.
* Wistron (former manufacturing & design division of Acer) sells to HP/Compaq, Dell, IBM, NEC, Acer, and Lenovo/IBM.
* Flextronics (former Arima Computer Corporation notebook division) sells to HP/Compaq, NEC, and Dell.
* ECS sells to IBM, Fujitsu, and Dell.
* Asus sells to Apple (iBook), Sony, and Samsung.
* Inventec sells to HP/Compaq, Toshiba, and BenQ.
* Uniwill sells to Lenovo/IBM and Fujitsu.
* Clevo sells to boutique manufacturers like Sager, FalcolnNW, WidowPC and others


Personally I find $750 about the entry point for a good laptop.

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March 13, 2010 12:37:17 AM

The problem I have with Dell is their tech support sucks and the 2 I have owned dies in a little over a year. I need good support if I can't fix it myself. I could spend 600 if needed but I don't want to put myself short. Also a webcam and a decient set of speakers and a mic because my sister lives in Spain. I don't want my laptop to move super slow I need a steady speed. And its not my internet.
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March 13, 2010 1:21:25 AM

The notebook you linked to is okay, but the Asus I put up is more powerful.
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March 13, 2010 1:59:22 AM

Best answer selected by undergroundpp.
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March 13, 2010 1:59:52 AM

Going to buy the Asus that you recommended.
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