Need Help Buying Laptop within 1000


May 18, 2012
Hello Tom's Hardware experts :D
I've been bestowed the task of buying a laptop within the 1000 dollar range, uses would be for e-mail, multitasking, work.

I would prefer one with a 16+ screen size.

The manufacturers I've heard were reliable and that I seem interested in would be, Asus>Toshiba>Sony>Apple.

If at all possible i would like this laptop to be somewhat future-proof, but as it is a laptop i don't think you really can.

I prefer Intel i5 or i7 with a clock of 2+ not really sure whats good on laptops.

No less than 4gb ram

This it what I have found so far.

Any help is appreciated,

Thank you all


Nov 29, 2010
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