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#1 harmank70


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Posted 12 February 2012 - 07:46 PM

Looking to replace my wife's Dell I1145 laptop. It quit working today. Her main uses are for college courses. Microsoft word/exel. Looking at best buy at these 2.
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Would like to stay with Toshiba or Asus. Best Buy or Newegg.

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 13 February 2012 - 12:32 AM

I would get the one with AMD processor because it is a quad core cpu, compared to the dual core i3 and also it has far more superior integrated graphics then the Intel HD graphics.

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#3 Ralchev


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:19 AM

Just wondering, how it quit working? And what were the specifications of your old DELL?

Also, for college courses, why are you looking at 17 inch models?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 10:06 AM

Ignoring the size of the computer itself (you could bump down to a 15.# and get the computer for quite a bit cheaper). Otherwise I would have to agree with killer above. The AMD should provide similar performance compared to some of Intel's i5s and lower end i7s. If you are running only for college and she won't be running video editing software or 3D imaging you could even think about going for even lower end laptops provided she isn't going to be gaming on them.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 03:53 PM

Neither of those links are working for me.

And after a month of no activity, this thread seems dead. Probably why the links are too...

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