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Old May 28, 2013, 12:05 PM
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I agree with Sky, Dell Vostros are probably the best value for that price. If not a Dell, you should be looking at a business line of some sorts.
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Old May 28, 2013, 04:34 PM
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Sub $500 your not going to get anything with amazing build quality. I think its mostly going to come down to your luck. I bought a acer with an amd a8 about 16 months ago for $400. At the price point I have no issues, but being picky its screen is not amazing and the keyboard is only ok (I was just after the cheapest laptop I could get to do light gaming for when I am away from home). My wife's laptop/upstairs internet computer is a lenovo i3 that I got about 10 months ago. I actually really like it and prefer it to the acer for screen and keyboard. Its re-certified, which I would normally not do, but it came with a full year warranty and never had a mark anywhere. It was $450 at FS and on sale for $300 at BB, so with the 10% of the difference price beat it was only $285 from FS). Lots of people praise ASUS laptops, but I have never had one.
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Wow... that "study" is full of crap.
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Wow... that "study" is full of crap.
What makes you say that? I'm sure they have evidence to back it up, that page just doesn't link to the source.
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Old May 29, 2013, 09:35 AM
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Their source is claimed to be SquareTrade warraties, not manufacturer or anything like that.

With that said, working in a computer repair shop the results seem to be pretty true to my personal experience. Not to many Lenovos like they have, and the Toshibas/Sonys are much more prevalent here.
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<firebane> i will offer pereniums mom
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Old May 29, 2013, 09:41 AM
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I'll second the Dell Vostro. Ended up getting one for my cousin, and while it is sort of on the cheaper end in terms of build quality, it still seems like a decent laptop for under $500.
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What makes you say that? I'm sure they have evidence to back it up, that page just doesn't link to the source.
That page to me reads like this

"Ford is better than Chevy", 3 YR study from "Bumper-to-Bumper", click our banner adds!!!
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That page to me reads like this

"Ford is better than Chevy", 3 YR study from "Bumper-to-Bumper", click our banner adds!!!
Better?
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