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Buying a Laptop


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Hi, I'm buying a laptop, and I need help. First off, should I be getting an ultrabook or just a laptop? What brand is the best? (excluding apple, too overpriced) I want it to be about 15-16 inches as well. I don't want to spend over 800 dollars, but I'm buying it on Black Friday anyway, so I expect the most I will spend is $550. If I'm mainly using it for streaming sports games, watching movies, surfing the web and such (Most I will do with it is Minecraft maybe), is an intel i5 processor sufficient? Mainly, I want to know the best company and whether I should get an ultrabook or laptop. I need as much help as I can get. Thank you!
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:welcome: pizzazboy

A suggestion for you http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834200522
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Reading the reviews on amazon, and they're very inconsistent. One says the laptop never gets hot hot, but one says it almost burned him. One says you can never hear the fan, another says it's the only thin he ever hears. Do you have any experiences with this laptop? I also heard Dell was not very reliable, and I should stick to Asus, Sony, and Samsung (in that order)
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No I have never used the model of notebook, it was suggested for the good spec and reasonable cost.

An ASUS for you http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834230648 I would have preferred it to have 8GB of Ram though.
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Wow that fits almost everything I need. Sorry to be so picky but do you know of a laptop that is similar to this, but has 15-16 inch display? And to shed a few bucks, is there on for a more casual Internet user (not a gaming one, which is what this one is categorized under). I'm not going to game on my new laptop. Also, I could go for 4-6 Ram, and a processor made for casual Internet use.
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WHich laptop should I get if I'm not into big games, and won't be playing them on my laptop?

http://www.amazon.co...cessor 4 GB RAM

http://www.bestbuy.c...aptop&cp=1&lp=2

http://www.amazon.co...vo ideapad p500
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Of the three http://www.bestbuy.c...p=2#tab=reviews
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Okay, did a little more research and laptop digging, and found this: more than I need for a good price
I just feel Asus is more reliable, and it only costs 30 bucks extra

http://m.bestbuy.com...d=1218806578389
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A fair price and a decent spec + the reviews are positive :thumbsup:

Another option http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834230537
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God I love both of these choices...but there can only be one! The laptop you suggested is 17.3 inches vs my 15.6. Which is good and bad in the sense it has more screen, but is bigger so is less convenient to carry. Also yours weighs a full pound more. And another thing, is Windows 8 as bad as people say it is? From what I see, it is a very organized start menu with the most useful things you need right there.
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Also, I know best buy has black friday and cyber monday deals, but does newegg? That is when I am planning to buy my laptop
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:welcome: pizzazboy

A suggestion for you now http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834200522


coool :D Thx...
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And another thing, is Windows 8 as bad as people say it is? From what I see, it is a very organized start menu with the most useful things you need right there.


I like Windows 8 and do not find the Metro element of it irritating as many people do, once I added the Start button back to the taskbar of course http://lee-soft.com/...enu-update.html
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Perfect!
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:thumbsup:
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