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need laptop for college bound duaghter

mark5 1,043 58 August 11, 2016 at 09:57 AM More Best Buy Deals
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-...Id=5209401

How's this ? we will get 150.00 off making it 500.00

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This is better, I recently bought an open box. Works flawlessly. $475 out the door.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dell-...a3071c0INT
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Depends on what it will be used for. If she is not going to do anything other than take notes, email, the web and the usual media junk, then any decent i3 based, 4th gen or later laptop will do and you can get something like that for under $300 on sale. If she needs to do CAD or photo\video editing or will be developing as a programmer using Visual Studio, database tools , etc., then you need to get a decent i7 based machine with a decent graphics board. More than likely, she it is closer to the former. Spending an extra couple of hundred on an i5 based machine to do email and surf the web in college is sort of a waste unless you plan on using the machine later for other things.
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Quote from YanksIn2009 View Post :
Depends on what it will be used for. If she is not going to do anything other than take notes, email, the web and the usual media junk, then any decent i3 based, 4th gen or later laptop will do and you can get something like that for under $300 on sale. If she needs to do CAD or photo\video editing or will be developing as a programmer using Visual Studio, database tools , etc., then you need to get a decent i7 based machine with a decent graphics board. More than likely, she it is closer to the former. Spending an extra couple of hundred on an i5 based machine to do email and surf the web in college is sort of a waste unless you plan on using the machine later for other things.
Yep, I agree with this here. Details are the key.

Another good idea is to contact the department that she is interested in majoring in, and see if they have any suggestions or minimum requirements. Often schools will know about compatibility issues with any particular software they may need their students to run.
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you can check out Dell Inspiron series laptops.They are mostly in the range of $440-550.
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