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Need laptop for lightweight tasks

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June 10, 2011 1:13:42 PM

Hello,

I need a new laptop for simple web browsing, video watching, and maybe very light gaming.

My budget is $500 maximum.

One major thing for me is that the laptop be thin and have a simple, but sleek design. I also prefer a completely black laptop, but any would do.

No netbooks, please. I really don't like them. :) 
a c 572 D Laptop
June 10, 2011 1:25:54 PM

Hello Peedles;

Can you describe "very light gaming" in a bit more detail?
June 10, 2011 1:28:03 PM

WR2 said:
Hello Peedles;

Can you describe "very light gaming" in a bit more detail?


Older games (2003 and older) or games that aren't demanding at all . Gaming is more of an optional aspect, the web browsing and video watching is more primary.
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June 10, 2011 1:41:03 PM

WR2 said:
This could be a contender:
ASUS Eee PC 1215B-PU17-BK Black 14" Netbook $437
AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 (1.60GHz) 2GB RAM 320GB HDD Win7 12.3" 1366x768 LCD w/ Radeon HD 6310 graphics.

http://images17.newegg.com/is/image/newegg/34-230-005-Z01?$S640$


It probably would of been helpful of me to mention that I really don't like netbooks, lol. They're too awkward for me and the screen resolution is too small for my liking. I appreciate the suggestion, though :) .
a c 572 D Laptop
June 10, 2011 1:46:00 PM

I pretty much agree with you - and they're a bit too weak in the CPU.
But the 12" 1366x768 (standard resolution for 15") laptops and the E-350 CPU makes it more palatable.
June 10, 2011 1:48:35 PM

WR2 said:
I pretty much agree with you - and they're a bit too weak in the CPU.
But the 12" 1366x768 (standard resolution for 15") laptops and the E-350 CPU makes it more palatable.


Hmm. I'll check it out.
a c 572 D Laptop
June 10, 2011 1:50:23 PM

TOSHIBA Satellite L635-S3100 13" NoteBook $480
Pentium P6200 2.13GHz CPU (part of the Core i3/i5 family) 4GB RAM 500GB HDD 13.3" 1366x768 LCD w/ Intel HD Graphics.
A nice upgrade in CPU power there but also slightly less game friendly Intel HD graphics.
Not especially thin - but a nice size for toting around and under five pounds.
a c 572 D Laptop
June 10, 2011 1:55:14 PM

Another Asus Eee PC 1215B Review this one from a notebook review site.

And I think I'll withdraw my recommendation of the TOSHIBA Satellite L635-S3100
based on this review: Toshiba Satellite L635-S3104. It's a different model but in the same family as the one above.
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