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Hello. I was hoping that the community could assist me in picking a laptop out of the chaotic mess that is the computer industry. I am going to be using it more school and some light rts gaming like Civilization and the Anno series. I am on a super budget so if gaming it out of the question then so be it. I am trying to get the most bang for my buck. I have done some research and there are three comparison links for you. Please note that the Bestbuy Asus X54c-BBK5 is being replaced by a similiar model; X54c-BBK19, which is completely the same besides $20 cheaper. Thank you.

Cost: $300-450
Brand: Asus, Acer, Lenovo
CPU: i3-i5... 2.2GHz+
Keyboard: I dont care
RAM: 4GB
Monitor: 720p?
Screen Size: 14-15.6"
Storage: 160-500GB
Graphics: Integrated ..... at this price point lol
WiFi: Yes
USB Ports: At least one.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006740&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&CompareItemList=32%7c34-230-348%5e34-230-348-TS%2c34-230-419%5e34-230-419-TS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006740&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&CompareItemList=32%7c34-230-354%5e34-230-354-TS%2c34-246-308%5e34-246-308-TS%2c34-158-284%5e34-158-284-TS%2c34-215-283%5e34-215-283-TS%2c34-246-483%5e34-246-483-TS

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=cat13504&type=page&pageIdentity=searchDriven&useProductString=true&productString=1218496160600%2a1218608967044%2a1218425883601&unProductString=1218426416903%2a1218416379493%2a1218627594187%2a1218614102575%2a1218627593638%2a1218627594400%2a1218554265484%2a1218627594786%2a1218614097300%2a1218608967844&catId

I found this one on Newegg and I think it could be better than the Asus X54C-BBK19 model if not at least comparable.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215257
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    Go for the ASUS. Great reliability and cheapest i3 on the market. Only 320 Gig HD, but should be adequate. Only 2 USB outlets (make sure you know which is which so you don't waste the 3.0 slot on a micro mouse). Another plus is a HDMI out, which seems to be a ASUS trademark. If you have any doubts about ASUS quality, check out who is making Google's Nexus 7.


    booploop said:
    Hello. I was hoping that the community could assist me in picking a laptop out of the chaotic mess that is the computer industry. I am going to be using it more school and some light rts gaming like Civilization and the Anno series. I am on a super budget so if gaming it out of the question then so be it. I am trying to get the most bang for my buck. I have done some research and there are three comparison links for you. Please note that the Bestbuy Asus X54c-BBK5 is being replaced by a similiar model; X54c-BBK19, which is completely the same besides $20 cheaper. Thank you.

    Cost: $300-450
    Brand: Asus, Acer, Lenovo
    CPU: i3-i5... 2.2GHz+
    Keyboard: I dont care
    RAM: 4GB
    Monitor: 720p?
    Screen Size: 14-15.6"
    Storage: 160-500GB
    Graphics: Integrated ..... at this price point lol
    WiFi: Yes
    USB Ports: At least one.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006740&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&CompareItemList=32%7c34-230-348%5e34-230-348-TS%2c34-230-419%5e34-230-419-TS

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100006740&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&ActiveSearchResult=True&CompareItemList=32%7c34-230-354%5e34-230-354-TS%2c34-246-308%5e34-246-308-TS%2c34-158-284%5e34-158-284-TS%2c34-215-283%5e34-215-283-TS%2c34-246-483%5e34-246-483-TS

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?id=cat13504&type=page&pageIdentity=searchDriven&useProductString=true&productString=1218496160600%2a1218608967044%2a1218425883601&unProductString=1218426416903%2a1218416379493%2a1218627594187%2a1218614102575%2a1218627593638%2a1218627594400%2a1218554265484%2a1218627594786%2a1218614097300%2a1218608967844&catId

    I found this one on Newegg and I think it could be better than the Asus X54C-BBK19 model if not at least comparable.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215257
  2. Get the cheapest Asus one. It should serve your purposes for quite sometime (aside from possible gaming, that is).
  3. Best answer selected by booploop.
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