What's a good laptop for under $500?

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  1. onedownfiveup

    onedownfiveup Active Member

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    Where can I buy a laptop for under $500 to use just for the internet and microsoft office?
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Heh...a decent laptop for $500? You'd better start scouring eBay for a used one.
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    good laptop is subjective. You can find a laptop for $500, but you'll only be able to do minimal stuff on it. I got my daughter an Acer for Christmas. AMD Turion 1.6Ghz, 1GB ram, 80GB hard drive, 15.4" screen, DVD RAM for $650. That was about as good I could find for the price at the time.
     
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    You might can find one for around there at Wal-Mart, but you get what you pay for.
     
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    Dude, that "minimal" laptop is a Lamborghini compared to my 300MHz Pentium II Gateway.
     
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    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    haha. It's pretty on pace with my desktop.. but I know I'll replace it in 3.5 years when she goes to college, maybe I'll get it as a hand me down.
     
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