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Old September 8, 2010, 11:11 AM
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Default Need laptop suggestions under $550

Hey guys, not too good with laptops here.

Browsing around the internet for a laptop for my sister, although not sure what's a good bang for your buck, or which one to ultimately choose.

Budget: $550
Use : Schoolwork, video streaming, web browsing.

Preference: 2gb Ram+, Dual core at the least, 14"+ screen size, and doesn't look like a Toughbook.
Brand preference: Dell, Asus, Sony, Samsung/LG. But I don't care much at this point, but anything excluding Acer I guess.

I was looking at dell's website, seeing as how they're doing "daily deals" right now. Although nothing has been under $550. The only system I could match under that price is a Dell Inspiron 15 with a Pentium Dual Core. (Pentium dual core? are the AMD II mobile cpu's better than these?)
I might try and squeeze an upgrade to the T6600 C2D version, but that brings the cost to about 569+tax/ship/etc which is a bit over.

Maybe you guys know of some laptops that perfectly fit the bill, as well as deliver the best bang for your buck. Reliability is largely important as well.
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Old September 8, 2010, 11:48 AM
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I have not looked at it extensively, but perhaps this one: Newegg.ca - lenovo G550(2958HEU) NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T6600(2.20GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 320GB HDD 5400rpm DVD±R/RW Intel GMA 4500M
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Old September 8, 2010, 12:11 PM
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Oh wow, that looks perfect.

I'll relay the information, thanks.

Any idea on Lenovo's quality and warranty servicing? (Not too familiar with any of Lenovo's products)
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