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liteonrules 153 18 January 8, 2016 at 11:23 AM More Best Buy Deals
ok I already bought this one:
ASUS X553SA-BHCLN10 for $199.99. I haven't opened it yet but have until Wednesday to take back. please keep in mind I have $200 in BEST BUY gift cards(used for the ASUS already) so I have to buy from BEST BUY only. I can't afford an extra $100 at this time but I can take the ASUS back.

options:
1) Asus X553SA-BHCLN10 - 15.6" Laptop - Celeron N3050 - 4GB - 500GB
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-...Id=4476600
I know that I can't access ram or hard drive easily


2) HP 15-f305dx- Geek Squad Certified Refurbished 15.6" Laptop - AMD A6-5200 - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-ge...Id=4434600

but its refurbished by geeksquad but very easy to add ram since it does have a access door on the bottom and it would be $30 more than I paid for the ASUS

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that asus has an extremely slow processor, I would return it and go with the hp if these are your choices... although i am not a huge fan of HP consumer items.

Look into a chromebook they are very cheap and great for school, but you cannot install programs on them.
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that asus has an extremely slow processor, I would return it and go with the hp if these are your choices... although i am not a huge fan of HP consumer items.

Look into a chromebook they are very cheap and great for school, but you cannot install programs on them.

I like chrome but have to stick with WINDOWS. KID hates my chromebook. I can get any other laptop but has to be $250 or under from BEST BUY
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How old is your kid? If under 8, a cheap laptop will suffice for a while - but they are both bottom of the barrel - and you get what you pay for - with the HP being better of the two. Also, neither one is compatible with hardcore gaming if you kid is into that.

Reviews:
Asus X553SA-BHCLN10 Budget Laptop Review [techforpennies.com]

"The Celeron N3050 dual-core processor is a real entry-level chip with 1.6GHz clock speed, 2.2GHz turbo and a ridiculous ~750 CPU Mark score. That is low, very low, only sufficient for basic web browsing and MS Office - you can say goodbye to gaming or demanding programs with this Celeron rig."

HP 15-f305dx Review [techforpennies.com]

"The computer runs on the AMD A6-5200 processor, a quad-core 2.0GHz chip without turbo. It's very comparable to fourth generation Intel Core i3s, all of them receiving around 2500 points in CPU Mark. It's not excellent, don't try to use this laptop for very heavy work, but anything "lightweight" (such as web surfing) works fine."
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How old is your kid? If under 8, a cheap laptop will suffice for a while - but they are both bottom of the barrel - and you get what you pay for - with the HP being better of the two. Also, neither one is compatible with hardcore gaming if you kid is into that. "

10yrs old only plays minecraft and internet games. she uses the xbox for other games
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