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Reliable Laptop for the GF

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February 14, 2011 12:30:44 PM

Hi everyone,

My GF is looking to get a new laptop and is asking for my advice. I don't know anything about laptops, so I thought I'd ask you guys...

Her requirements are pretty basic: she wants a reliable computer with a 17" screen and an HDMI output. She tends to keep her computers until long after they reach a point that I'd consider "non-functioning", so reliability/support is probably the most important consideration.

Can you guys recommend a manufacturer? Are Acers reliable/well supported?

Thanks for your help.


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a c 244 D Laptop
February 14, 2011 4:15:06 PM

How much do you want to spend ? and how much battery life do you need ?
February 14, 2011 5:22:37 PM

How much you want to spend is always an important question when looking at laptops that are "best for you."

I found 2 suggestions, at 2 different price ranges, that I think will fit well.

The first is the Acer Aspire 7552 at $799. It has your 17.3 in screen, 4 GB RAM, and 500 GB hard drive. Great computer. Here's the link

Next, for more pricey range, there is the Sony VAIO F at $1,119. It comes with the sweet i7 core processor, which is a beast, and 4GB RAM, and 500 hard drive. It even has Blu-Ray R for added benefit, which is really nice. Here's the link -

Like I said, its all about what you're gonna do with the laptop, and how much you want to spend. I think this is a good start. Let me know what you think.

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February 14, 2011 5:47:40 PM

No real limit spending-wise, but since her requirements are so minimal I figure cheap is better. I spent 2 min on Newegg and found one for $800 that would more than meet her needs so let's say $800 is the max. But again, she really doesn't need it to do much.

As far as battery life goes, she said if it can still hold 2 hours after a year or two she'd be ecstatic.

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a c 244 D Laptop
February 15, 2011 10:32:45 AM

Have a look at this Toshiba sattelite
It's got good specs along with 4:30 hours of battery life.
February 22, 2011 10:36:37 AM

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a c 244 D Laptop
February 23, 2011 10:53:42 AM

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