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Old 03-09-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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My Son asked me to seek info on a good Laptop for he say 600 ish.
Looking for recommendations ? thanks
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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OK, standard question.

What is it to be used for?

Small screen (14-15") or much larger? (16-19")

Won't get much gaming laptop for that money but should be able to get a nice all-round spec for the usual stuff like playing movies, listening to music, surfing the web etc.

Having a quick scout around Amazon, i came accross this Lenovo IdeaPad.

Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 15.6-inch Laptop (White) - (Intel Core i5 3230M 2.6GHz Processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Nvidia Graphics, Windows 8): Amazon.co.uk: Computers Accessories

8GB RAM
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Core i5 2.6Ghz (3.2Ghz Turbo) Only a dual-core, but with intel's hyper-thready tech, it's "virtually" a quad core. I had one of the old generation Core i5's in a desktop that was dual core with 4 threads and was wuite impressed by the performance.

Nvidia GT635M - Bit of a slouch by modern standards, but by running in 1366x768 resolution you should experience fluid gameplay on medium-high settings with most modern games.

I think that's a pretty good spec for the money, but you can probably get it for a bit less by shopping around, and no-doubt others will chime in with alternatives.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:38 PM   #3
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you could get a sweet slick lappy for that price or a faster generic brand. Style over substance.

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  Agreed and used that phrase about an Iphone earlier :)
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OK, standard question.

What is it to be used for?

I told him that would be the first question, but I never got a reply to it.
What do 20yr old want from a laptop? lol (he's at Uni 2nd yr btw)

thanks for the reply btw.
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Originally Posted by Stibz View Post
I told him that would be the first question, but I never got a reply to it.
What do 20yr old want from a laptop? lol (he's at Uni 2nd yr btw)

thanks for the reply btw.

1. stream porn
2. facebook
3. stream porn
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Originally Posted by hOnG k0nG fu3y View Post
1. stream porn
2. facebook
3. stream porn

4. download movies
5. watch funny cat videos on youtube
6. Stream porn
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Originally Posted by hOnG k0nG fu3y View Post
you could get a sweet slick lappy for that price or a faster generic brand. Style over substance.

Togivethemcredit where it's due, the physical bits ofa macbook are very nice, the unibody ones especially. Flimsy plastics aren't fun!

Like my keyboard. Spacebar is dead. I fell for style though, it was expensive! (should get a mechanical one). Sorry for occasional non-spacing!
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