Need help finding a laptop

1. What is your budget?
Up to 500

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
Anything, just nothing too small.

3. What screen resolution do you want?
Anything

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Desktop replacement

5. How much battery life do you need?
Doesn't matter

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
A little bit of gaming, Minecraft, Team Fortress 2, and flash games. But I'll sacrifice gaming on this laptop if needed to stay within budget.

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Youtube, Facebook, Email, Skype, and Video Editing/Recording

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
I may be underestimating the amount that I need, but 250gb sounds great to me.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
I'd rather buy locally in store, such as best buy, target, wal-mart, etc.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
At least 2 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
I don't need one

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.
No preference

13. What country do you live in?
United States

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.
I don't know too much about laptops or computers in general...haha
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  1. HelloKirbygonewrong;

    Acer Aspire AS7551G 17" Notebook $500
    AMD Phenom II Quad-Core N970(2.2GHz) CPU 4GB RAM 500GB HDD 17.3" 1600x900 LCD w/ AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics card
  2. This is looking better:
    Acer Aspire AS5750G 15" Notebook $500
    Intel Core i3 2310M(2.10GHz) CPU 4GB RAM 500GB HDD 15.6" 1366x868 LCD w/ NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
  3. Hello,

    here's a bunch of choices:

    This laptop features the best processor, but not as good graphics card:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215105

    The following 3 feature the new llano processor which provides good GPU in the package:
    http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/pdet.to?poid=2000004024
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834101252
    http://www.amazon.com/HP-Pavilion-dv6-6110us-15-6-Inch-Entertainment/dp/B0051OLQNU/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1313158644&sr=1-2

    and this last one is a 17" laptop, the CPU is about middle ground between the first and other 3. Graphics is better than the first laptop but worse than 3 others.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215120

    hope that gives you enough choices. I would recommend getting the llano machine, because for this price range I think it will give you the best performance. The second choice I'd make that 17" for $500 it'll be a good deal, and it's in the middle ground on performance in both CPU and GPU
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