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#1 Nov 03 2012 at 8:34 PM Rating: Good
This is an setup a co-worker wants to get. His uses will be movie watching (dvd/netflix) and general internet. No real gaming to speak of.

Aspire 5733-6838
Win7 HomePrem 64 bit
Intel core i3-380m
15.6" HD LED
Intel HDGraphics (no #, sorry)
4 GB DDR3
500 GB HDD
DVD Super Multi Dldrive
2in1 card reader
Wireless B/G/N
Built in Webcam
6cell Li ion battery

Acer
$290

Is this a good deal?
Can he get more for same or same for less?

If anything on the list seems strange, don't blame me; that's the specs I got handed to me.
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#2 Nov 03 2012 at 9:32 PM Rating: Excellent
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Thats not a bad laptop, and the price is actuallty decent for the model. He'll want to get a 9 cell battery rather than the 6 cell if he plans on watching entire movies while unplugged, everything else should work fine. the build quality on the aspire units tends to be low. $200 more ($500 total) towards a better laptop would be money well spent in my oppinion though.
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#3 Nov 03 2012 at 11:51 PM Rating: Good
Thanks, O Lord of Wombats!

As per the $500 range could you maybe suggest an particular make/model?

Apple-polly-loggies for adding to the question list but I really don't know squat about laptops.Smiley: laugh
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#4 Nov 04 2012 at 12:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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I tend to like the Dell laptops, but Toshiba also makes nice units. The problem is that most of the new dell laptops are shipping with windows 8 installed, which sucks. That being said, most of the $500 models I was just looking at have equivelent specifications at the moment with a few minor exceptions, so never mind heh.
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