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    My nephew is looking for a laptop for school. I could just tell him to get a Sony Vaio but eh, their not so great. I'd like him to be able to do more with it. So he's looking to spend maybe 600 at most. Anyone got a laptop better than a new vaio for sale? I'm referring to the 2.5 ghz duo core vaio. Bah forgot the model..
    If no one has anything for sale, could you point me to a good laptop? tyvm.

    I'd need to get it from someone willing to handle it if the thing shows up dead or fails fast.
    None of this "you get what you get nonsense" that seems to be allowing people to sell half garbage hardware, that dies in a month and have no liability. Not looking to spend 50 bucks here after all and I can't let him get ripped off.
    TY.. :)
     
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    does he want to game on it?
    Screen size preference?
     
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    A friend's sister got a sick ass i5 mobile acer for like $400 or $500 at walmart within the past 3 months. Not sure whats available in your area, but check out other places than bestbuy, target, officedepor or max. Fry's and Microcenter would be good to check too if they have one in your area.
     
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    Screen size isnt the biggest issue as performance is.. I'd like him to be able to game on it..
    Of course we don't want anything to small though.. I'd guess at least 15".. idk I'm not a laptop guy.. XD
    I saw the i5 acer but when I booted it at walmart it stalled out, froze up.. Bad sign..lol..
    Also took almost a full minute to boot up.
    EDIT: just pointing me to a good laptop if I can't find one here would be great.. ty..
     
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    Don't trust the laptops at the store for reliability. I used to work there and had customers come in and dick around with them to try to break them on purpose.
     
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    That would explain it.. I saw some there that people had ripped the keys off of.. Man some people.

    EDIT: My new cpu cooler just came in for my system so I can't respond for like the next hour.. I have to go get qtips and rubbing alcohol to clean my processor and install this lovely scythe mugen 2. :)
     
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    Any ASUS laptop would be good. Best value for the money in my opinion. I'll post some links when I can get to a computer.
     
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    Cool, thanks. :). I'm back now btw.. got the new cooler in.
     
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    Thanks Var.. Hoping someone around here might be selling a used one for a nice price but that will do if he ends up buying anew one for sure. :)
     
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    to bad I cant get my new laptop yet or you might of had mine... lol
     
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    Lol well if it's sometime soon, let me know. :)
     
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    YHAPM....I may have what your looking for.
     
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    second one looks ace
     
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    have you looked into the alienware m11x?


    the R1s (C2d 1.7ghz) are going dirt cheap right now, the R2s are a little more, but still cheap because the r3 just came out.


    dell outlet is out right now, but they get more in daily. IRRC there is a 15-20% off code right now ;)


    I have an R1 with an SSD, I get 4:30 of batt life watching HD video from netflix at max brightness, the R2 would be a little less...
     
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    Alienware is always to expensive for the price/performance ratio..lol.. I'll check it out though but I expect it to be way to high. XD

    Cool thanks. :)

    Hmm which is better you think by specs?

    1: http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m11x/pd?refid=alienware-m11x&=c

    or 2: ASUS U30 Series U30JC-A2B Notebook Intel Core i3 3...
    ?

    EDIT: starting to think I might be in the wrong topic lol.. Not many laptop sellers I guess. XD but sure getting a lot of good insight. ty. :)
     
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    http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=968661

    Don't know if you or someone you might know has a EVGA member account but this person has a alienware Laptop for $750 shipped.

    **These were the specs. If you need, I can try and put you in touch with him. Done business with him before and was a great guy to deal with. Think he hails from NY. He's dropped his price and is taking offers maybe you guys can work something down from $750.

    Just pulled the trigger on an R3 so looking to move the R2 Stealth gray which is used but still under warranty approximately 8 months old
    Great machine
    R2 I7 U640
    4GB DDR3
    bluetooth
    Hard drive 160GB can include a 320 GB WD raptor
    looking for around 800 shipped price some what negotiable
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    Payment can be paypal , cash or money order
     
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    Gpu is a little on the weak side. Would be a nice laptop for school though.
    I'm still thinking the Alienware at this point. ;)
    Ty for the info.

    750.00 is a little out of his price range I think but I'll let him know about it.. Maybe not. :)
     
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    You do realised the one t_ski linked has the same Nvidia 310m as all those links everyone else posted.
     
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    the m11x has a 335m...


    IDK if the 310m would even play BF2 in low settings:shadedshu


    few I was looking at...

    they are 15/16in models, but the they should get decent batt life(google to double check)
    http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnline...px?rn=9897&SC=lowToHigh&c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh

    http://outlet.us.dell.com/ARBOnline...px?rn=7017&SC=lowToHigh&c=us&cs=22&l=en&s=dfh
     

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