Need a new laptop for under $400

1. What is your budget?

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
15" or above

3. What screen resolution do you want?
don't know

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

5. How much battery life do you need?
4 hour or more would be nice, but i have access to outlets

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)?
Age of empires 3
sims 3
civilization 5 and 4
all above at medium( just want decent game play, current laptop lags alot)

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?
250ish (current have 157gb free of 231gb)

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.
bestbuy,walmart,newegg, other trusted sites

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?
have had this one for 5 years, would be nice if the next one last that long

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
watching movies is nice, writing cds is a plus, but not need with mp3s

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. not toshiba, payed alot for it and it never lived up to what i wanted

13. What country do you live in?

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Just a poor college student, will use it to play some games, and look up automotive info for my work when i finish college.
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  1. Hello sly2792004;

    To meet all your goals you'll need to look at refurb deal like this:
    ASUS K53TA-BBR6 Refurbished 15" Notebook $400
    AMD A-Series A6-3400M(1.4GHz/2.3Ghz) 4GB RAM 500GB HDD 15.6" 1366x768 w/ Radeon HD 6650M
  2. Try this. I doubt you'll get any better gaming for under $500

    The Bestbuy one is a good deal on something similar, if you can find one.
  3. The last two are much better deals. I have been watching the one at best buy (my budget is SLOWLY increasing, and i was at one point hoping to get that) and it is all over the place. It goes out of stock, then the whole page disappeared, then it came back 2 weeks later, now its out of stock again...
    But the A8 on the last two laptops will gladly run the games you mentioned.
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