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August 13, 2010 9:08:44 PM

Hey fellas, I am looking for a 17 inch laptop that has:

over 2GHz CPU
340GB hard drive
over 2GB memory
Built-in camera for video conferencing
dvd burner
and good battery life

One thing that comes to my mind is this:

http://www.dell.com/content/topics/s...=19&l=en&s=dhs

I am looking at the cheapest one of the 3 which is $619.99

Is that a good deal or are there other laptops with similar performance but cheaper price? Thanks.

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August 14, 2010 8:46:38 AM

56 views, no advice?
a b D Laptop
August 14, 2010 2:19:48 PM

17 inch screens and good battery life...
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a b D Laptop
August 17, 2010 8:56:57 PM

sammytheman said:
56 views, no advice?


Hi Sammy,

Can you re-post that link? It appears not to be working. Meanwhile, you should check out the Acer Aspire AS7740-5691 (although it is a bit pricier, at $788). It has a 17.3" screen, 4 GB of RAM, and a 2.13 GHz Intel Core i3-330M processor.

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
August 18, 2010 12:15:59 AM

For some reason, your link's not working.

Two threads over, I was looking at a couple slightly cheaper models with similar specs (maybe slightly worse, but not a ton) for a back-to-school machine:

Compaq Presario Athlon dual-core 2.1GHz - $469.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Lenovo G550 Pentium dual-core T4500 2.3GHz - $399.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I think the Lenovo has a really crappy camera built-in, but the other doesn't. But you can pick up a 5 MP clip-on webcam for literally $30, so I wouldn't make having a built-in one a priority, at least if I were the one buying it.
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