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Old 10-19-2015, 03:12 AM   #1
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I wasn't sure where to post this, but can anyone recommend a laptop for me to buy. I'm looking for something between the price range of 200 to 400 dollars. I like to be able to run adobe after effect on it, so I probably need something with enough ram.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:21 AM   #2
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If you're not opposed to buying a refurbished unit, you might consider this one: Refurbished Lenovo Black 14.1" T410 Laptop PC with Intel Core i5-520M Processor, 8GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive and Windows 7 Home Premium - Walmart.com

It has a capable processor (Intel i5) and 8GB of RAM so should easily handle Adobe After Effects.
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Thanks, I like what read about it, but I want something a bit smaller, and I think it has a Celeron process, and I really want a Pentium.
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You'll most likely need something more powerful than a Celeron or Pentium to run that. You can find the requirements here System Requirements. I'd go for this HP Refurbished: HP Laptop EliteBook 8560W Intel Core i7 2820QM (2.30 GHz) 8 GB Memory 500 GB HDD AMD FirePro M5950 15.6" Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit - Newegg.com, Has an i7, 8GB Ram and dedicated GPU.
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Old 10-20-2015, 04:54 AM   #5
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Thanks, Newegg didn't have a photo of the laptop, so I went to Amazon and found a similar one for a cheaper price that particular one was sold out I think, which leads me to my next question. I'm a little nervous about buying a use laptop. Anyone cared to share their experience with buying a use laptop. I appreciate all the help I can get on this subject. I can't afford a lemon.
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They are checked over for sure before they'd be relisted. Stick to buying from Amazon, Newegg etc rather than eBay as you can get some dodgy people. Here is the manual for the HP also http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04151043.pdf)
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Thanks, I like what read about it, but I want something a bit smaller, and I think it has a Celeron process, and I really want a Pentium.
Huh? Why would you think it has a Celeron processor when the link shows, and I also stated, that it comes with an i5 processor?

If you think it's too large at 14.1" then you wouldn't like the one that BK_123 posted either since it's even larger at 15.6".

As far as buying refurbished, check and make sure it comes with a warranty. That way you're covered if any issues arise within the warranty period. If you buy a used laptop from a private party thru Craigslist or Ebay, you wouldn't get a warranty so avoid that route.
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Sorry I looked at so many laptops that I must have gotten it confused with another one. You're right.
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Strollin, I look at the link again. Even though it's a bit larger than I want, I like it, so I'm buying it today. Thanks for the help.
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Great. I'm sure it will do the job for you.
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