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Hi all,
I need to buy a new laptop ASAP before school starts back. I use it at home primarily for school work. Can you please suggest a good one at a reasonable price? I don't want to spend over $500. I'm looking at a Toshiba. Thanks!!



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I don't have a recommendation for one to get, but just strongly suggest you stay away from HP! I got mine a little less than two years ago and now it keeps overheating and shutting down on me.
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Hi,
Thanks! My hubby has an HP now and it is not great. The lady tonight at Office Max informed me that laptops are not made to last more than 2 years anymore. How sad. That's why my price range is $300-$500.
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Depends on what you'll be using it for. If you're only using it for browsing the web and doing "office" stuff, I'd go with a Chromebook... especially at your price point. If you're familiar with Google Drive, you'll know it' replaces Microsoft Office. If you'll need a cd/dvd drive, then a Chromebook isn't for you.
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Low end 15" Acer aspire laptop from Fry's $200
AcerŪ Aspire ES1-511-C0M4 Notebook (no DVD drive)
http://www.frys.com/product/8119265


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Mine is an Asus. I probably paid close to $500 (maybe it was $550, I can't really remember). I'm not a fan of the Windows program on here, but there's no way around that on any new laptop that's not a mac. Other than that, though, it's great!
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Contrary to previous posts, I have an HP Probook4440s and I love it. Mine is provided by the school so they replace them about every 3 years. This is my 2nd Probook and it is a much better machine than my previous Dell. All staff in our building (including support staff and custodians) are supplied with a laptop to use as long as they are employed by the district. That includes summertime! So, my wife and I both teach at the school and have not purchased a computer for home in over 8 years. The nicest thing is if anything happens, we get a new one or they repair at no cost to us. If we are negligent in any damages, we are charged per our use agreement, but you have to really do something awful, like drop it down the stairs on purpose to be charged.
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Still looking for a new laptop...Not having much luck. Any other recommendations out there? I'm running out of time. Don't want to spend more than $500 and can't get a chromebook cause I need a DVD/CD player. Thanks in advance!!!
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I really like my HP also.
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Here's one that I think meets your criteria.

Dell Home offers its 7.1-lb. Dell Inspiron 17R Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5 1.7GHz 17.3" LED-Backlit Notebook for $489.99 with free shipping. That's $320 off and the lowest total price we've seen for this configuration in over a year. Features include an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 17.3" 1600x900 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. Deal ends August 31.

If not, shop/watch this site for good deals.
http://dealnews.com/c49/Computers/La...=500&o=hotness

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