Entry Level Laptop

57vroom

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Looking to purchase a laptop for my 7th grader so we dont get kicked off our desktop every time he needs to research, write or print a paper.

What should i look for/ avoid? I do not need anything to support gaming, etc, just something to last for the next 4-5 years until college.
 

57vroom

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1. What is your budget? Ideally under $400

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15"+

3. What screen resolution do you want? Any

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? No

5. How much battery life do you need? 4 hours min

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? No

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) None

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 500Mb +

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. No

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 4 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? None

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. HP/ Dell/ Asus. Been advised they are higher initial build quality.

13. What country do you live in? US

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. Will be used by 7th grade student for school work only. No gaming. Would expect to replace in approximately 4 years.
 
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