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Need a new laptop..suggestions?

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January 15, 2013 11:59:49 AM

I hope it's ok to ask for opinions on hardware, I didn't see anything in the rules that prohibits this.
Can anyone recommend a laptop in the $400-$500 range? I'm probably going to have to replace mine today unless the community can help me fix my issue (another post)
Here's what I use it for: I'm replacing an HP G60-243CL with a 17.2" screen (I know the 15.6" is easier to find) It's my "2nd PC" that I use almost exclusively for downloading and watching movies and almost nothing else. I use my HP desktop for work and use the Lappie to watch vids next to it while I work. So the most important features would be downloading speed and good video. I'm a gamer, but this PC won't be used for that. I also watch video content wirelessly from my DirecTV so I need a 10/100/1000 Ethernet (think I got that right). My current lappie has the NVidia 8200 so I want nothing less. Memory isn't crucial, I can always add more and never ran out of space. I'm a creature of habit so I'd prefer an HP, but I'm willing to learn new stuff.
Thanks guys

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January 15, 2013 12:24:10 PM

hello there

Acer Aspire V3-551-8469 Notebook AMD A-Series A8-4500M(1.90GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi AMD Radeon HD 7640G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this looks like a good lappy in your price range as it doesnt have interl integrated graphics..it has wireless card rated 802.11b/g/n so it will support all of the wifi


here is a link to top rated laptops in 400-500 range
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
January 15, 2013 12:56:24 PM

Thanks so much! What's the difference between an internal integrated and a wireless 802? I'm looking at your suggestions now.
Cheers
January 15, 2013 1:00:28 PM

alvine said:
hello there

Acer Aspire V3-551-8469 Notebook AMD A-Series A8-4500M(1.90GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi AMD Radeon HD 7640G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

this looks like a good lappy in your price range as it doesnt have interl integrated graphics..it has wireless card rated 802.11b/g/n so it will support all of the wifi


here is a link to top rated laptops in 400-500 range
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


If I'm not pushing my luck Al, is the Ghz the "power" of the PC? So if I have a 2.1 GHZ PC, even though it's 5 yrs old, am I taking a step down by shopping a new 1.7 Ghz PC? I understand a new PC will have current features my older one doesn't, but I'm talking about raw power, the abiltiy to handle downloading large video files at a good speed.
Cheers
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