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Need a new laptop for school. Is this a good one?

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#1 Imaloser


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

I'm not terribly picky about laptops and I'm just looking for something that will handle these basic features:
- able to do schoolwork
- not painfully slow
- surf the net and stream vids without lag
- less than $600

I am interested in this one:

Dell inspiron i15n-2548 specs:
- 15.6" HD (720p) widescreen LED with Truelife™ and integrated Webcam
- Intel® Core™ i3-2370M (2.40GHz)
- Memory (RAM): 4GB DDR3
- Storage (hard drive): 500GB SATA (5400 RPM)
- Optical drive: 8x DVD+RW
- Video graphics: Integrated Intel® HD Graphics

Any other laptop suggestion is welcomed. Appreciate any help, thank you.

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#2 Purplegill10


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 01:29 PM

That laptop isn't bad, but for larger documents you will need an i5. Also Dells are know to be less durable than other computers, despite this I recommend Dells because they can be hundreds cheaper than other laptops with the same power. Also try to make your laptop on Dell's site rather than a pre-made one to save money on stuff you don't need (such as that 500gb hd, you should be good with a 320). If you go slightly over your budget you can get a good 15R that should last you awhile (as long as you don't drop it :thumbup2: ).

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