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Last post Author Topic: ~$300 Laptop/Netbook recommendations  (Read 8262 times)

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Re: ~$300 Laptop/Netbook recommendations
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2012, 03:11:20 PM »
$329 - TOSHIBA Satellite C855-S5231 Notebook Intel Pentium B970(2.3GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory etc
http://www.newegg.co...Item=N82E16834214863

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The Intel Pentium B970 is a dual core processor for entry-level laptops. It is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture but many of the features like Turbo Boost for the CPU part, HyperThreading, AES, Virtualization (VT-x and VT-d), Trusted Execution or Intel Quick Sync are deactivated. The Pentium B970 integrates a graphics card called Intel HD Graphics that is based on the HD Graphics 2000 clocked at 650 / 1100 (with Turbo Boost).
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Re: ~$300 Laptop/Netbook recommendations
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2012, 11:02:47 AM »
Thanks for all the suggestions, folks.  To close this loop, I ended up getting this model, new, for $329 on an Amazon lightning deal:

http://www.amazon.co...p;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

  • Intel Core i3-2370M 2.4GHz
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  • 500 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 15-Inch Screen

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Re: ~$300 Laptop/Netbook recommendations
« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2012, 11:12:21 AM »
Great!  I hope it works out well for you... I haven't had anything but positive experiences with Dell.

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Re: ~$300 Laptop/Netbook recommendations
« Reply #28 on: November 23, 2012, 11:13:52 AM »
Great!  I hope it works out well for you... I haven't had anything but positive experiences with Dell.

Thanks.  My wife has a very similar i5-based Dell laptop that she loves so I'm thinking this experience will be much the same.

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Re: ~$300 Laptop/Netbook recommendations
« Reply #29 on: November 23, 2012, 11:27:55 AM »
Looks like you made a great deal!  :up:

The i3 processor (and the rest of the system) is fast enough for kids of her age, for doing what they need/want to do, and by the time she has some real work for her PC, she'll need a new one anyway because of this one being too low-tech by then. 8)

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Re: ~$300 Laptop/Netbook recommendations
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2012, 11:53:26 AM »
The i3 processor (and the rest of the system) is fast enough for kids of her age, for doing what they need/want to do, and by the time she has some real work for her PC, she'll need a new one anyway because of this one being too low-tech by then.

Yep, we didn't intend for this to last more than a couple of years for her.  At that point, it'll become a project box for me (or her younger sister).   ;D