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Old 12-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Question Another "What Laptop Should I Buy" Thread

So being a college student taking engineering and all, I decided a laptop would be really helpful since a lot my content is online. Anyways I'm looking for a $650 laptop, I'm looking a lot into lightly used or like new laptops for sale locally. I'm not going to be gaming but I'll be watching a movie or show once in a while, but battery life is an important aspect. So what do you guys suggest I get? I'll also post some local laptops asking if they're good. Thanks for the help, gotta get back to studying for finals.

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http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...AdIdZ435617175

*I also live in Canada

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Old 12-11-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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Avoid this ASUS with the wimpy AMD C-50 CPU... http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-se...AdIdZ436924396
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #3
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In the US $650 will get you a decent NEW laptop...

Have you looked here: http://ncix.com/

or here: www.newegg.ca

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:53 PM   #4
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Actually I'm considering the Surface RT.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:20 PM   #5
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Actually I'm considering the Surface RT.
Ok that is a cool new piece of hardware but the RT is locked down software wise. It does not have a full operating system. The bigger version will have a real CPU and a real OS but it will be more expensive.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:22 PM   #6
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Ok that is a cool new piece of hardware but the RT is locked down software wise. It does not have a full operating system. The bigger version will have a real CPU and a real OS but it will be more expensive.
Yeah, $620 with the keyboard just put me off, that's a bit too much for a tablet.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #7
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http://www.bestbuy.ca//en-CA/product.../10227480.aspx

If your interested in the RT but turned off by the price and limitations, there's a $500 Windows 8 touchscreen ultraportable.

Couple of reviews
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11...vivobook_s200/
http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/lapto...-vivobook-s200

Its not running a fast Core i but for video, google docs, etc it should be plenty and certainly better than the RT's Tegra 3 that ramps up running Word (LOL).
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:38 AM   #8
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Get a used Thinkpad X220. In my country they're around that price.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #9
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So being a college student taking engineering and all, I decided a laptop would be really helpful since a lot my content is online. Anyways I'm looking for a $650 laptop, I'm looking a lot into lightly used or like new laptops for sale locally. I'm not going to be gaming but I'll be watching a movie or show once in a while, but battery life is an important aspect. So what do you guys suggest I get? I'll also post some local laptops asking if they're good. Thanks for the help, gotta get back to studying for finals.


*I also live in Canada
If you can stretch your budget to $700, a NEW X230 laptop, with an IPS screen can be had. If you're looking for battery life, I would go for new. Batteries degrade over time, and used batteries tend to have less capacity.

See link to Lenovo's site (if you have a friend who works @ IBM)
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