Best laptop for around $500?

Kyuubi

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Looking to purchase something for school work, watching tv/movies/anime, and maybe downloading a few games on. From what I've been reading, Asus makes pretty good laptops, but I'm not really sure what model to get. I'd like to spend $520 at the absolute max.

15.6" screen would be good, but I don't know what processor is better (AMD A8 or Intel i3). These are a few I've had my eye on (the K-Series looks sick because of the 6GB RAM and it's under $480 lol):

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+K-Series+15.6%26%2334%3B+Laptop+-+6GB+Memory+-+750GB+Hard+Drive+-+Indigo/7525157.p?id=1218848535039&skuId=7525157

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+X-Series+15.6%22+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory+-+500GB+Hard+Drive+-+Black/6904845.p?id=1218814069884&skuId=6904845
 

Kyuubi

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I thought Acer's sucked? lol
 

Kyuubi

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bump... really trying to buy something within the next few days.

gaming isn't really that important to me, but i might try out an MMO on it. looking for a laptop good with doing school related stuff, surfing the web, and watching tv shows.
 

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Should work well for you at that price. The Radeon HD 7600G is the highest-class *APU on-die* in that model (I think)

If you search around you might find a discount coupon to save a few more dollars -- you could also check the price against similar models at HP laptops.

 

Pingypoker

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That looks like a great deal, you should go with that.
 

Kyuubi

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it's between the acer and the HP, I guess. i've read stuff that acer's kind of suck, so it makes me lean more towards the HP. what do you think?
 

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The HP is running a low voltage processor, it will be significantly slower than the a8 4600m.
 

Kyuubi

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lol all the recent reviews of the acer on newegg make me want to stay the hell away from it. don't think i'm going to be buying an acer...
 

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The latest review on it says how to fix it, so I would still go with it. It's the best laptop you can get at that price, much better than the HP.
 
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