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Old 02-09-2015, 03:46 PM
 
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So I'm in the market to buy a new laptop And I am stuck between two different ones. I will listen what I use my laptop for and maybe you all can help me decide which one would be best for me.

I use my laptop to:
-iTunes & downloading music
-Research for school
-Regular internet surfing
-Writing papers and using PowerPoint
-online classes
-Sims 3 game and the expansion packs

That's about it. I will post the links below and maybe you all can help me choose between the two or if you have a better one, my budget is 700 and I don't want a screen smaller then 15 inches.

HP Pavilion 15.6" TouchScreen Laptop Intel Core i3 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive 15-f010dx - Best Buy

Office*Supplies,*Technology,*Ink*&*Much*More *|*Staples
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Amazon.com : HP Pavilion 17-f114dx 17.3-Inch Notebook (3.1 GHz Intel Core i7-4510U Processor, 6GB DDR3L, 750GB HDD, Windows 8.1) : Computers & Accessories

Thank me later.
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Old 02-10-2015, 10:50 AM
 
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Are you familiar with the company that is selling that?
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:00 AM
 
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So I'm in the market to buy a new laptop And I am stuck between two different ones. I will listen what I use my laptop for and maybe you all can help me decide which one would be best for me.

I use my laptop to:
-iTunes & downloading music
-Research for school
-Regular internet surfing
-Writing papers and using PowerPoint
-online classes
-Sims 3 game and the expansion packs

That's about it. I will post the links below and maybe you all can help me choose between the two or if you have a better one, my budget is 700 and I don't want a screen smaller then 15 inches.

HP Pavilion 15.6" TouchScreen Laptop Intel Core i3 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive 15-f010dx - Best Buy

Office*Supplies,*Technology,*Ink*&*Much*More*|*Sta ples
I wouldn't have an HP if it was given to me; they install all kinds of un-needed crap on it, and drivers sometimes don't play nicely with each other.

I would go with a Toshiba. I have never had problems with my Toshibas, in fact, they've been handed down to my husband and kids over the years and still going strong.
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:39 PM
 
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Could you recommend one then?
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Old 02-10-2015, 12:45 PM
 
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I use the Toshiba outlet store, Toshiba Direct: Toshiba Direct | Outlet Center, Refurbished Laptops & Clearance Products

It's usually free shipping.

They have basic laptops starting at $300 and that's all you'd need for what you plan on doing with it. You can also customize what's loaded on it and stuff like that.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Are you familiar with the company that is selling that?
Good catch. Didn't even look at that.

I don't mind Refurbs EXCEPT when it comes to Laptops and TV's, personally. I always get new. And your price range has some very capable machines in it. To wit...

Here's an i7-Haswell for only $629 from someone I trust VERY much.
MOST folks here agree, Lenovo is pretty good.

Lenovo ThinkPad E540 20C6008QUS 15.6" Notebook 20C6008QUS

And my favorite brand, Asus, also an i7-Haswell:
ASUS X555LA-DB71 15.6" Notebook Computer X555LA-DB71 B&H
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:32 PM
 
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How's this one?

Toshiba - Leading Innovation
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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That's a good start, but you will have to choose all of those options yourself. Sometimes that can be overwhelming for a newbie. I'd find one that is already built, and it would wind up being cheaper since they want to get it out of their stock.
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Old 02-10-2015, 02:28 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Here's what I would buy for $549 :

Lenovo Z50 Laptop | 15.6" Multimedia Notebook PC*| Lenovo US

i7-4510U 2GHz
8GB RAM
1TB HD
1920x1080 resolution (HD)
15.6" display
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