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My student laptop thread (I want it all, and I don't want to pay for it)
I have a question for you all so I figured I would make another laptop thread. I need a laptop for school; Here are a few of the characteristics I would like it to have:
-Have Windows XP or Vista, I don't care.
-Have a CD/USB Drive
-Have a decent battery life
-Not run too hot
-Not run like a complete piece of shit.
-Wireless functionality (built in or added on, whatever)
-It would be nice if it was somewhat stylish and not a brick.
It does not need to:
-Run games, or have any type of graphics card that costs more than 99 cents.
-Be really fucking fast.
Think of my dream laptop as the kind that every kid asks for when they go off for college. They're going to use it to learn and study and ooh and ahh. Except that's really what I'll be using it for, and nothing else. Browsing the internet and editing Microsoft Office Suite files will be 99% of the work done on this laptop.
So I ask you, citizens of the technology forum. For less than $750, what am I looking at? I think the fact that I don't care about the processor speed/graphics card to a major degree should help me in finding a lower priced one. I think. Is it still crazy for me to grab something like this on a budget?