[Need Suggestions] Cheap work laptop.

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Mission Briefing: Alright, here we go. My father is looking for a laptop that he can complete all his work on at home (Microsoft Office related). He would like a laptop that he can bring around anywhere with him in a bag to do work on the go. It must fit requirements below, but can bend some as he's still not 100% sure on what he wants, or the budget, so it will stay at $800. Now, the local store is having a sale, and he's considering this system (http://www.msi.com/product/nb/CR61_2M.html#hero-specification). Keep in mind, this is available for <$700 on special, and can be used as a baseline to compare recommendations.

Approximate Purchase Date: This month.

Budget Range: I would say under $800 Australian dollars (including all costs, shipping etc.)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Surfing the internet, using general Microsoft office programs, that's about it (both need to be done).

Are you buying a monitor: No

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (would prefer included in price)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: If possible, anything in Australia, but world wide will work as I'm looking for suggestions as to what can be done within the budget, so long as it's $800 or less, not going over at all.

Parts Preferences: Reputable brand if possible, Intel and NVIDIA.

Feature's wanted: If possible, optical drive, back lit keyboard, above 13", running Windows, light weight (too an extent), decent sized hard drive, and around 4~ USB ports.

Why it's being purchased: Need something to do work on, at home. This involves use of word documents, spread sheets etc. There's no current system available to use, so it's not replacing a pre-existing one.

If I missed anything, please call it out, all help is appreciated! :)
 

tomsguideUS

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Check out Tom's Guide/Laptop's list of best laptops. You'll surely find something there, or at least get some ideas!

 
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