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November 13, 2012 8:39:22 AM

Hello,
I am interested in buying 2 laptops, one for my husband, a school teacher, plays very little game.
the 2nd one for my son, starting college this coming january, also plays very little game. I dont want to spend more than 1k. Are these 2 laptops below good?. If no, which do you reccomend?
Dell inspiron 15R 15.6 laptop w/intel core i7, 8GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, window 8 for $599 0n black friday.

HP sleekbook 14inch w/intel core i5, 6GB, 500GB, FOR $399, ALSO ON BLACKFRIDAY.
Would really appreciate your advise. thanks

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November 14, 2012 3:35:05 AM

Yes. These are both good laptops for basic use. Although the Dell Inspiron 15R is a lot better, I think you should settle for spending $200 more, and buy two of them.
It's great value for money, especially with Dell, as their customer service is really good.
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a b D Laptop
November 14, 2012 10:19:26 AM

For casual use (e.g. web browsing, word processing, skype and 2D games, etc), get the HP sleekbook. There is no benefit to go for an i7. Save yourself $200 for your next laptop.

If you need to do audio/video transcoding and editing, 3D modelling, simulation and 3D games, then you may need i7 as well as a dedicated GPU.
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