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What kind of laptop should I purchase?

I'm going to be headed back to school in the near future and I was looking in to getting a laptop. The problem is that I'm so completely confused! I don't want to spend a million dollars (I'd rather start small, then upgrade later) but I have no idea what kind of lap top is good!! I'd like to spend no more than 400.. but could possibly go as high as 500. Any suggestions??!?

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prinzesstephi

Asked by prinzesstephi at 10:16 PM on Sep. 22, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • If you can wait until Christmas sales.
    GailllAZ

    Answer by GailllAZ at 10:18 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Apple. I love Macs!
    oliviahank

    Answer by oliviahank at 10:19 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Dell has some good ones they also have some great sales going on, give them a call or chat with them online and explain what your looking for they can design one that fits you. Good Luck ..
    LatinMamiOf2

    Answer by LatinMamiOf2 at 10:19 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro, it was cheap but good. I think I paid around 500 $ for it.
    crazypink

    Answer by crazypink at 10:19 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • Acer has been GREAT to me. Also, while I understand you don't want to spend too much, I would go for a $700-800 one. I have found the lower priced ones end up being big mistakes in the end.
    auroura

    Answer by auroura at 10:30 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • I am on my second toshiba (my first one was handed down to my kid). I just bought the 2nd on this weekend for $430 at Office Depot, other stores had the exact same model for $550. I love it, even has the extra key pad. Best Buy had a bunch of them on sale also.
    mom-2-4boys

    Answer by mom-2-4boys at 10:32 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • we purchased a dell.. on ebay. we paid less than 500.00. it works great!
    Aasiyah

    Answer by Aasiyah at 10:57 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • I have a dell and I love it! My fiance has an HP, and I do love the computer, but the battery life on his is horrible! (I have no idea if this is an HP thing, or just this particular computer, but a friend of mine also has an HP thats a similar model, and her battery life sucks!)
    livingrlovesong

    Answer by livingrlovesong at 11:19 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

  • I have an Acer. I paid 500 for it but I just saw my same one for 450 before tax. I bought it at Best Buy last year. I haven't had any problem with it. They also have those tiny 10 inch ones, I've seen those for as little as 300. Good Luck!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Sep. 22, 2009

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