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IAMRED
05-05-2014, 10:15 AM
Just graduated college and my parents are going to give me a new laptop since the one I use is dying. $500 budget. I don't know much about computers, so somebody help me out :)

What I'm looking for:

Not gaming
Fast processing with multiple open tabs
Microsoft Office compatible
HDMI port (don't have one on mine)
Nice resolution on screen, size isn't as important
Something that won't overheat or die within 3 years

That's it!

DLM012
05-05-2014, 11:45 AM
Myaswell get a chromebook but if you don't like that suggestion, get any ASUS laptop around that price range. ASUS makes bulletproof, reliable hardware.

habeansha
05-05-2014, 11:49 AM
im a fan a toshibas
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-C55-A5245-15-6-Inch-Horizon/dp/B00D78PZE8/ref=zg_bs_565108_9

use rest of cash for SSD

MiscMathematician
05-05-2014, 12:29 PM
im a fan a toshibas
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-C55-A5245-15-6-Inch-Horizon/dp/B00D78PZE8/ref=zg_bs_565108_9

use rest of cash for SSD

1366x768 on a 15.6" screen

http://www.wallanu.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/pixelated-icons-chrome-by-xander-gc-on-deviantart.jpg

but unfortunately OP will need to settle for this type of resolution at the $500 or less price point. unless you wait for a deal or are willing to go refurb:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Asus-Q501LA-BBI5T03-15-6-1920x1080-IPS-Touch-Screen-Intel-Core-i5-4200U-notebo-/331192758604?customid=d086615836c3413da642e1b49c83 e278&pub=5574652453&afepn=5337259887&campid=5337259887&pt=Laptops_Nov05&hash=item4d1ca0714c&afepn=5337259887

jinda628
05-05-2014, 12:44 PM
Check out the MS Surface Pro (1) OP. Its $599.99 in Bestbuy, maybe you can find it cheaper somewhere.
Its got 1080p screen and i5 and runs full windows.

You'll get a tablet and a laptop in one for that price.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-surface-pro-128gb-black/7952262.p?id=1218862422867&skuId=7952262&ref=06&loc=01&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=7952262&extensionType=pla:g&s_kwcid=PTC!pla!!!40084359319!g!!44398554559&kpid=7952262&k_clickid=0a32a32d-ce1e-5f08-b329-000055b4df71