Looking to purchase a laptop (not for gaming)

Justin Liang

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My father's birthday is coming up and I want to give him a nice laptop. He does not game at all. He mainly uses it to watch videos and surf the web so a laptop with decent sound quality would be a bonus. I would also like something reliable that can last a few years. Screen size I am looking for anything from 14"-16". High resolution would be good (1366x768, 1600x900 or 1920x1080). I am not too worried about battery life as he will have it plugged in most of the time. My budget is less than $750, it would be awesome if I could get a few different options, for example, an option that costs $500, $600, $700, etc.

Also, he would prefer if the laptop was Windows 7.
 

jaguarskx

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That should be fine.
 

jaguarskx

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I wouldn't buy it. The AMD E series CPU is pretty weak. It is an entry level CPU and while good enough now your dad my find it will be a bit sluggish in the future. The performance level would be similar to mainstream CPUs released around 5 years ago. It's not bad for the price and if your dad really is just going to use for watching videos and surfing the it should be good enough.





 

beyondlogic

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amd apu are decent but the a series is the best

a8 i would recomend

http://www.amazon.com/Pavilion-17-3-Laptop-Computer-Quad-Core/dp/B00F7TQ3Z0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1381020010&sr=8-2&keywords=A8-5550m

it has a base clock of 2.1ghz and will turbo to 3.1ghz

has way better graphics power then i5 but not to powerful

its energy efficient to boot

good laptop cooler cheap at present the guy reviewing it is just picky

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834982152


 

jaguarskx

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That should be fine.
 
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