Need Replacement Laptop Suggestion


Dec 6, 2010
I currently have an HP dv5. Core Duo p7350 / 4gb / geforce 9200m / 1680 rez / 15"

It is used for streaming movies and and NFL. Also used for downloading shows and watching them.

I either watch on the screen or connect via HDMI to a 55' LED

CUrrently have an issue where the laptop LCD will flash black and white horizontal lines while not affecting the output to the TV at all. This means it's either the lcd screen or a cable inside which is a common problem with these laptops over the years.

If it's going to cost me 100+ to get it opened and fixed, I would rather just get something newer and faster. Is there a decent laptop out there that would give me a lot more power in the $400 range? (need hdmi output / graphics to handle movies/ BACKLIT KEYBOARD!!! )

Thanks for any advice


Nov 29, 2010
Most laptops nowadays ship with HDMI out and pretty good video playbook, backlit keyboards, I'm afriad- don't ship on most laptops, especially low-budget PCs.


Feb 27, 2011
Take a look at this for $399-

Lenovo G580
Windows 8
Intel Core i3-3110M (2.4GHz)
15.6” HD (1366x768) VibrantView LED Display
500GB hard drive
Intel HD 4000 graphics (4x more powerful than NVIDIA 9200M)
2-USB 3.0
1-USB 2.0
Webcam, Separate Numeric Keypad, Media Card Reader
1-year Warranty
Dark Brown Metallic Finish

I bought a G580 for my sister last year and it has worked flawlessly. A great deal for the price (I only paid $349, but had a slower processor)

You won’t find a backlit keyboard for under $500, sorry. But this will easily outperform your current system and meet your needs with HDMI and the Intel HD 4000 has plenty of muscle for your needs!

Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Liutauras Laptop General Discussion 6
L Laptop General Discussion 1
S Laptop General Discussion 1
L Laptop General Discussion 4
R Laptop General Discussion 0
alphacoyle Laptop General Discussion 3
O Laptop General Discussion 0
sirbebop Laptop General Discussion 1
E Laptop General Discussion 1
T Laptop General Discussion 1
S Laptop General Discussion 1
S Laptop General Discussion 1
L Laptop General Discussion 1
P Laptop General Discussion 1
R Laptop General Discussion 1
H Laptop General Discussion 1
R Laptop General Discussion 2
N Laptop General Discussion 8
J Laptop General Discussion 5
M Laptop General Discussion 6
Similar threads
Question Replacing laptop battery with lower Wh one
Question I want to install SSD in my Laptop by replacing hhd in cd drive and ssd in main slot. Can anyone give better description on it?
Question What to do for laptop replacement?
Question Is it worth it to replace my SSD?
Question Replacement laptop consideration
Solved! Do they still make laptops with user replaceable batteries?
Question Laptop will not run on battery. Battery was replaced a year ago.
Question Is Core i3 380M CPU replacable in HP 630 laptop?
Question HP Pavilion Protect Smart Hard Drive replacement with a broken screen
Question I purchased a replacement power jack, the original one was 65W but the replacement is 45W (ordered by laptop model). Should I return the 45W one?
I need a new battery for my Dell 9365 XPS 13 laptop. Can I replace with a higher capacity battery (65 Wh, 90 Wh) or must I use original 46 Wh?
My asus labtop wont turn on, how can i find out what model number it is so i can order a replacement LCD screen
[WHAT ELSE IF NOT OVERHEAT]I’ve just replaced thermal paste along with gumpaste, cleaned fans and laptop still turns off
Solved! Spilled Water on Laptop GPU -- Possible to Replace GPU or Fried Mobo?
Laptop replacement suggestions
looking for suggestions for replacing desktop with laptop
Suggestions for laptop replacement
Laptop Getting Slow - Hardware Replacement Suggestions
Laptop died - suggestions for replacement?
Please suggest a laptop (budget, desktop replacement)