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Best budget laptop?

Discussion in 'Internet & Computers' started by ScottyBoy, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. ScottyBoy

    ScottyBoy No, that's not a banana in my pants.

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    Looking for a budget laptop. What's the best bang for the buck these days? And RELIABLE. It will mainly be used for web browsing, word processing programs, and possibly photo and video editing. My budget is $400, maybe $450 or so tops.
    Any brands to stay away from? And....GO!
     
  2. Zembonez

    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    You'll get 1000 different answers, but we beat the hell out of our HP company laptops. I carry mine in a car daily and leave it in the heat and cold (in a case of course). The latest one is 2 years old and doing great. Several of us do the same and have had great luck with them.
     
  3. mr_bots

    mr_bots People in glass houses sink ships

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    A quick search found these:

    HP 350 G1 (G4S61UT#ABA) Notebook Intel Core i3 4005U (1.7GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4400 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit - Newegg.com

    DELL Inspiron 15 i3542-3333BK Notebook Intel Core i3 4030U (1.90GHz) 4GB Memory 500GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 15.6" Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Newegg.com

    Should blow away web browsing and word processing, shouldn't have any trouble with photo editing, but will be pretty slow with video editing but will eventually get it done. Nothing in this range will be very great with video editing.
     
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  4. Zembonez

    Zembonez живи свободно или умри

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    Win 7 FOR SURE!
     
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    Darkanion The space intentionally left blank.

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    +1

    I usually buy Dells. But, I'm also usually looking at the higher end of their models. So, I'm not familiar with their entry level models. :dunno:
     
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    Video editing on a laptop.

    BWAHAHAHAHA
     
  7. ScottyBoy

    ScottyBoy No, that's not a banana in my pants.

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    I don't plan on really using it for video editing , but say I wanna edit a short video like from my phone or something, I would like to be able to. I don't know jack shit about laptops, I haven't owned one in over 13 years now. :lol:
    I am not looking to use it for professional quality video editing, or stuff like that.:dunno:
     
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    Yeah. Editing something from a phone would be no problemo. I was just poking at Michael. Any decently equipped modern laptop is WAY beyond anything that was out 5-7 years ago.
     
  9. PenguinLTZ

    PenguinLTZ I'm too LAZY to Choose a Custom Title!!!

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    The ASUS I got the wifey has been a solid machine. Very light, and cheaply priced!

    Take a look at those, Scotty
     
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    Darth Bama Zombie Control Specialist

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    Picked up an new HP today for $349 at Best Buy. So far I like it. My last HP was bought back in 2007 and it still runs, slow as hell now, but it runs. We just needed a cheap, light and reliable pc for the kids and other random needs. I refused to spend over $400.


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