Need advice laptop under $500 AUD Tags: Laptops Games Last response: October 10, 2011 5:02 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share benikens October 10, 2011 12:02:17 AM A friend of mine needs a laptop under $500, essentially it's for uni work/web browsing. Priorities are budget and battery life. 1. What is your budget? $500 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15" 3. What screen resolution do you want? doesn't matter 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable 5. How much battery life do you need? 6-8 hours 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)? no 7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) word processing, reading pdf's, web browsing 8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? ~500gb 9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. N/A 10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3 years min 11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? dvd 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. as long as its good brand doesnt matter 13. What country do you live in? Australia 14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. More about : advice laptop 500 aud Pyree a b D Laptop October 10, 2011 3:27:14 AM Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E320: http://shopap.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/auweb... Select the 64 bit Window 7 Home Premium option for free. Buy it online and use coupon code BULKONE15, click apply when you check out. Price: $466.65AUD Use the left over money for a RAM upgrade from umart or MSY. I don't think you can get a better deal in terms of performance and quality. m 0 l benikens October 10, 2011 4:52:02 AM With laptops can you install extra RAM without voiding the warranty? I've built PC's before an all but I don't know what you can get away with as far as laptops are concerned. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Pyree a b D Laptop October 10, 2011 5:02:17 AM I am pretty sure there is no sticker on the RAM slot. RAM and HDD are user serviceable components. Even if you have to return for warranty, you can always put the old RAM back. I did that, they never noticed. Just make sure it is put back to the same slot, because the RAM in the Lenovo only occupy 1 slot. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources need advice on new reliable laptop for under $500 Forum SolvedNeed help looking for a laptop under $500 Forum SolvedBuild:Under £500 Need advice Forum SolvedNeed a school laptop for under 500, please read Forum Solvedbuilding a gaming pc for under 500$ need advice Forum SolvedNeed a laptop for minecraft. (Under $500) Forum SolvedNeed Advice - Lab machine - Under $500 - First time builder Forum SolvedNeed a laptop for under $500 Forum Need a laptop for web surfing, minor word processing, at least 500 Gig Hd, under $500. Forum Need advice on laptop (Budget: 500 euro) Forum Need Advice on PC Build for under $500 Forum Need a new laptop for under $500 Forum Need help with a gaming laptop just under $500 if possible! Forum SolvedBest laptop for traveler under $500 US Forum SolvedBest every day use laptop for under $500 Forum SolvedBest gaming laptop under 500 Forum SolvedLooking for a Laptop under $500 (Work, Entertainment, "gaming) Forum SolvedLooking to buy laptop priced $500 and under, please help Forum Solvedneed a gaming PC configuration(i3 and 500gb is enough) with peripherals under 700 dollars Forum Homemade PC for under $500.00 (AUD) ??? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !