Re: Is think a good deal for this laptop?
You need to do a little research.
The only way to know if this notebook is a "good deal", is to compare all of it's specs against another comparable brand, and then price them out.
As far as the hardware you'll need, screen size, etc., that all depends on how you intend to use it. What software you intend to run, how much use, or lack of use, this laptop is going to receive.
Any quality brand name laptop these days should easily last you 4 years or more, if it's not abused, and the software you run isn't very demanding.
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