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Old 12-27-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default Help finding a laptop that meets my requirements

Hey CF (it's been a while, yes),

I'm in the market for buying a new laptop but it's been difficult finding one that meets my list of preferred options. I'm hoping that some of you have kept more informed about what's out there for laptops these days.

My preferred specs:
  • 13" - 15" in size
  • Core i5 (may settle for a core i3 but definitely don't need the power of an i7)
  • Backlit keyboard (not an absolute necessity)
  • 7200rpm HDD or SSD
  • Bluetooth
  • multitouch trackpad
  • Decent battery life (ex. 5 hr +)
  • Non-gaming (use is for internet, word processing, programming, watching videos)
  • Around $1000 CDN (lower is of course better)

I'm open for any recommendations. I'm also keeping an eye on future laptop releases like those demo'd at CES.

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Old 12-27-2010, 09:50 PM   #2
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This looks good:
Newegg.com - HP Pavilion dv6-3143us NoteBook Intel Core i3 370M(2.40GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 + Intel HD
It is an i3 though and although you don't need a GPU it has one which would be ideal for HD videos and would play games if you decided you wanted too... No bluetooth though. You can get an adapter for $10 I imagine.
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Old 12-27-2010, 10:48 PM   #3
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Acer 3820T is a good option. No backlit keyboard/7200 hdd though. But both can be added in by yourself afterwards.
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