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dbrown
Jun 21, 2011

Is there a good laptop in the $500-$600 range?

I’m looking for a laptop for my daughter who’s going to college in the fall. Any recommendations? All the notebooks CNET reviews as being in the top 5 are $1000-$2000. Aren’t there any good ones in the $500-$600 range? This means not an Alienware model. She’s going to be pre-Med in the fall.

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lbloom
06/21/2011

While it’s important to save money, it’s also important to buy a notebook computer that’s reliable and has good support from the vendor. I’d recommend an HP ProBook over a cheap Dell or Acer. If you check around the web you can find one in the $500-$600 range with a 15.6” screen, which is quite adequate for a number of uses.

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