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Old January 25, 2012, 06:36 AM
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Well it looks like my parents current laptop is having power issues, which means they either need to pay to get it fixed or get a new one. Luckily for them its still covered under an extended warranty from Visa (they extend the warranty of whatever you buy by a year) so it'll depend on what Visa decides, but more then likely they'll reimburse them the cost of the laptop, which was around 400$ rather then get it repaired.

This leads me to wondering what would be a good reliable laptop for around the 350-400$ price range for basic web browsing. They don't want a netbook as it'll be too small, plus they have a playbook anyways for that screen/size range. Preferred screen size would probably be a 15" and long battery life would be great.
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Old January 25, 2012, 07:18 AM
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IMO given what it will be used for and wanting some battery life I suggest finding a 15.6" with an e-350 processor. My sister in law got one with the e-350, 4gb ram, 320 gb HDD for 299.99 from best buy in October. Its great for web browsing and battery life considering the 15.6" screen.
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Old January 25, 2012, 08:24 AM
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check dell site Inspiron 15-with i3 380 = 429$
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Acer Aspire 15.6" Laptop featuring AMD E300 processor (AS5250-0678) - Grey : 15" Laptops - Best Buy Canada

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Asus 15.6" Laptop featuring AMD E450 Processor (A53U-EH22-CBIL) - Mocha : 15" Laptops - Best Buy Canada
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