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Budget Laptop for Office, Under $500

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July 6, 2010 5:58:46 PM

Hello, I need a laptop for mobile word processing, not games. I was looking at netbooks, but I'm afraid the keyboard would be too small. What budget notebook or laptop would you recommend...

1_What is your budget? 400ish, 500 is as high as I want to go.

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? any, must have a larger keyboard for typing

3_What screen resolution do you want? doesn't matter

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable

5_How much battery life do you need? any, will be plugged in most of the time

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)? Flash games on the internet, solitaire


7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) Word processing, spreadsheets, email, web surfing.

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 100GB +

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. amazon, newegg

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? as long as possible, quality is a big factor for me


11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? None required - DVD is fine


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. None preferred. Dell/HP not preferred

13_What country do you live in? USA


14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
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July 7, 2010 11:01:27 PM

Zadok said:
Hello, I need a laptop for mobile word processing, not games. I was looking at netbooks, but I'm afraid the keyboard would be too small. What budget notebook or laptop would you recommend...

1_What is your budget? 400ish, 500 is as high as I want to go.

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? any, must have a larger keyboard for typing

3_What screen resolution do you want? doesn't matter

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable

5_How much battery life do you need? any, will be plugged in most of the time

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)? Flash games on the internet, solitaire


7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.) Word processing, spreadsheets, email, web surfing.

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need? 100GB +

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. amazon, newegg

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop? as long as possible, quality is a big factor for me


11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? None required - DVD is fine


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. None preferred. Dell/HP not preferred

13_What country do you live in? USA


14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.


Hi there,

You may want to check out the Dell Inspiron Mini 10. It is a netbook but the keyboard is 92% the size of a traditional one. It is very affordable at $349.

What do you think?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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