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05-10-2013, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
My brother and a bunch of friends actually got together to buy my laptop for me as an early bday gift when I first started university. I'm not sure where they got it, but I think it was Best Buy.
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Originally Posted by brah View Post
with that price range you're not going to get much wiggle room for specs. i5 with 4gbs of ram looks to be the top shelf at that price range. if at all possible I would suggested getting an SSD. between the SSD and ram this is where she will see the most performance increase.

I would go Dell/Lenovo/Asus

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...0%20-%20%24400
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Originally Posted by Preddownsouth View Post
I know it's probably too late for this, but I will put it on here anyway. Woot has a refurbished HP Pavilion G7-2340DX Laptop, 17.3" HD+ BrightView LED, AMD A6-4400M Dual-Core 2.7GHz, 4GB DDR3, 500GB SATA, HDMI, USB 3.0, Radeon HD 7520G, 802.11n, Win 8 today for $330.00.

http://www.woot.com/offers/hp-17-3-d...778438#tracked
Thanks everyone. Decided I'd go with a different gift for Mother's and and shop around with the wifey together. We're expecting our 2nd in October, so video and picture storage is now a priority.

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