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Need help finding the right CPU for my needs.

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I am looking to buy a new *laptop but need help finding the right one for me.
First, I dont need a gaming *laptop at all. All I will really be using it for is
surfing the web, and downloading/listening to music. However, I would like
it to run smoothly. Do I need good RAM for this, or a good processor?
I really dont want to spend alot of money. I also require atleast 200 GB of
hard drive space. Do you think I can find this laptop for under $400? Can someone please
recommend some specs for me, or even a specific laptop model? Like I said
I dont wanna waste extra $$ on a good graphics card, or even a sound card
just the basics- no gaming. Just surfing, downloading, and listening to music.
Thanks in advance for your help!

Edited by DustinM77, 18 September 2010 - 12:00 AM.

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I think you are confusing terminology. The "CPU" is the central processing unit, which is a microchip or integrated circuit (IC) that mounts on a motherboard, which is installed in a computer case. You should avoid using the term CPU, unless a new central processor for your motherboard is what you really want.

So it appears that what you want is a "computer", or in your case, a laptop. But there are 100s to choose from so it would probably be best for you go to a computer store and check them out. See if you like the keyboard and screen size, which plays a big factor in cost.
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