Buying a laptop, budget round $500

  Rinms 01:00 28 Jun 2016
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Hi! I'm looking to buy a laptop with around $500 to spend. I'd be using it mostly for Rosetta Stone and possibly Netflix and watching DVDs so a big screen would be nice, I have speakers I can hook it up to so sound quality is no biggie. What do you suggest? Thank you! ~Erin

  wee eddie 09:16 28 Jun 2016

What Country are you in. I noticed that you use a $ sign

  Rinms 00:59 29 Jun 2016

US

  wee eddie 01:23 29 Jun 2016

My knowledge is UK based, but generally speaking, avoiding mass produced machines carries a small risk, but usually produces better results, both in terms of speed and customer service.

  Rinms 03:32 29 Jun 2016

Ok thanks! Any specific model/brand that you might suggest?

  Cith1982 15:26 08 Jul 2016

Asus X540LJ! I think nice model!

  wee eddie 16:20 08 Jul 2016

You should bare in mind that a Model, effectively identical, may have a different Name/Number from one Store Group to another and from Country to another

  Rinms 02:19 11 Jul 2016

Thank you! Any other suggestions are welcome so I can do a comparison. Maybe something with a 20" screen?

  wee eddie 03:42 11 Jul 2016

I don't remember ever seeing, hearing of, a laptop with a screen as big as that

  Rinms 02:43 12 Jul 2016

There have been a few 20" out in the past, not sure if there are newer ones out now though. I think hp made one before. Haven't been in the market for a laptop in years, which is why I was seeking advice.

  wee eddie 09:32 12 Jul 2016

On the basis of a Google Search, I don't think that your $500 Budget will suffice

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