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notorious
07-28-2012, 08:48 AM
I am looking to buy a laptop for $500. It will be used for internet, some business, and a few games such as Half-Life 2, Dead Rising, etc.


I wouldn't mind getting a 14" since I fly people around from time-to-time, but a 15.6" will work, too.


Thanks, you guys are awesome.

notorious
07-28-2012, 08:50 AM
Tigerdirect has this deal going:

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1864414&Sku=T25-15671&cm_re=Homepage-_-Spot%2001a-_-CatId_17_T25-15671


Intel i3 2.3 Ghz
8gb ram
640 gb drive
Intel graphics card (is this good enough?)

$499 no tax

Is this good by today's standards?

58-4ever
07-28-2012, 08:52 AM
http://shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/A4G32AV?HP-Pavilion-g6t-2000-Notebook-PC

bowener
11-02-2014, 11:30 PM
Bumping this thread for some advice.

I am looking for a laptop for $500-700 that won't be worthless in 3 years. Mostly I use my laptop for writing and surfing, but I would like to play a game like Civ Beyond Earth without trouble. I sort of want to buy from Best Buy so that I can get their replacement plan.

I've been looking online at NewEgg, BB, TigerDirect, and various other places. I don't mind much if I get a refurbished unit either, but I am overwhelmed by all the options and really need sound advice from people that actually know something.

Thanks.

DaveNull
11-03-2014, 07:48 AM
Consider going in to the Microsoft store. The laptops they sell have no crapware and don't stock crap.

bowener
11-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Consider going in to the Microsoft store. The laptops they sell have no crapware and don't stock crap.

I never would have thought of that. Thanks!

Can anybody give me an opinion on this 2-in-1 (http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Lenovo-Flex-2-15-Signature-Edition-2-in-1-PC/productID.306276800)? I would get it without office, plus 10% discount.