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December 1, 2010 11:39:27 PM

So i want to ask for a laptop top for christmas. I want a laptop with bluetooth, wireless n, a nice keyboard (i kinda like the "mac" style keyboard), webcam, a good sized screen etc.

The budget it around $600 because thats how much my sisters laptop costed.

I want to surf the web, watch netflix, and maybe even do a little gamming. I already have a desktop that i can game with. So its not my main computer. I play gta iv on my desktop and a little crysis and COD. I Also want it to be pretty portable.

Can you guys help me out on what to look for such as a company or computer.

ive looked at the asus 1215t and Toshiba l655. I also might use it with a 3g hotspot too

Thanks guys!

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December 2, 2010 12:12:47 AM

For sub $600 you are a bit limited, but you can still get something nice if you don't need a powerhouse. That style of keyboard is hard to find in that range. I would recommend a dedicated graphics card in lieu of intel HD graphics if you are going to watch movies (especially HD). My wife's laptop (2 year old sony vaio) has a hard time playing 720p and 1080p with integrated graphics (picture falls behind audio).

a couple of possibilities:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - has athlon and radeon graphics (little bit outdated though).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - black version of Sony.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - similar hardware to the sony, but Acer instead...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $650, but newer i3 cpu and 5xxx series radeon graphics...

Im not sure if you want to get an older processor (core2 duo or athlon) they are a bit cheaper and can provide better performance in some cases than i3 and i5.

Good Luck in your search!



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December 4, 2010 5:57:14 PM

Thanks. Ill see what my parents think.
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December 5, 2010 7:08:22 AM

If you are on max 600 budget then you can buy laptop with ATI 5470, but 5650 is almost 50-60% more powerful than 5470 and price of 5650 is also not that much for >700$ you can get a gaming laptop
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December 5, 2010 10:07:03 AM

Come to think of it I probably wouldnt do much gaming on it because I have a gaming system at home and I'm going to be upgrading that soon. So al I really need is a laptop that's good for streaming HD video (netflix, YouTube, ect). Also that has an hdmi out, and maybe Bluetooth(?).

Thanks for your answers!
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December 5, 2010 5:02:35 PM

ok man you made the situation clear now, go with 5470 then, you cant go wrong with it if you want to stream 720p or 1080p. Good luck man.
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December 6, 2010 12:48:36 AM

Yeah, whatever you do, don't get Intel graphics. They're less than half as powerful as the Mobility Radeons. :sol: 
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December 6, 2010 8:56:32 PM

is the hd 4200 any good for streaming hd?
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