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Old May 31, 2009, 04:07 PM
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Hey guys, I was hoping I could get your help helping my sister.

She's having trouble keeping up with lectures on paper so it's about time she got a new notebook (she has an old model of of the Asus Eee). Her most important criteria is that it's relatively lightweight, good battery life, nice wi-fi capability, and able to play movies. She won't be using it for many intensive programs like gaming or anything. She likes bubble bobble, I guess. Her preferred budget would be six hundred or under CAD but she can go a hundred or something more.

If you guys have suggestions more in the line of what I should be looking for rather than specific models, that would be alright too. I'm not very well versed in mobile parts (to put it nicely) though and a notebook on the cheap is turning up a lot of AMD processors which I don't know about so guidance there would be especially appreciated. Thanks a bunch!
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Old May 31, 2009, 05:34 PM
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Old June 1, 2009, 07:39 AM
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Yes for that price range you will see lots of AMD CPUs. The Intel's are a little more efficient and powerful but for general use your sis will be happy with an AMD Turion X2 imo. The Thinkpad above is a good machine. Here's a 14" HP from BB for $599.

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LOL...the spambot actually took the time to fill in the country.

But yeah, Futureshop and BB are great places to get cheap laptops. You may be able to bargain with them a little bit too.
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