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My friend is looking at purchasing a new laptop for around the

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You can always buy a separate SSD, so that isn't a problem.

As for what she is doing, she won't gain much from the i5.

But, as for the price, I would get this: http://www.ebuyer.com/501249-exdisplay-acer-timeline-m3-laptop-ebr1-nx-rykek-011

I just love the Acer Timeline series. Several of my friends have them.

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what about lenovo

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I honestly wouldn't recommend Acer, Toshiba, or Dell. Those 3 consistently rank as the worst PC brands each year.

Keep in mind that with most (if not all) ultrabooks, the battery isn't user-replaceable, so if you get a cheapo brand and the battery burns out after a year, you are pretty much SOL.

Asus or Lenovo are the best brands to go with. Samsung is decent too.

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In my experience, yes the older models, as a few years ago, Acer was one bad company, but lately, they have been rather good.

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I honestly wouldn't recommend Acer, Toshiba, or Dell. Those 3 consistently rank as the worst PC brands each year.

Keep in mind that with most (if not all) ultrabooks, the battery isn't user-replaceable, so if you get a cheapo brand and the battery burns out after a year, you are pretty much SOL.

Asus or Lenovo are the best brands to go with. Samsung is decent too.

+1 for Lenovo and Asus, they are great, Samsung are good though

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Always go for strong build quality with laptops. In my mind, that has genuinely put Lenovo right up there. I'd recommend getting the i3 and save her the

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Always go for strong build quality with laptops. In my mind, that has genuinely put Lenovo right up there. I'd recommend getting the i3 and save her the

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I'd actually say in a month. As Haswell is right around the corner.

Fair enough. I don't know much about hardware technology.

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