Best bang-for-the-buck laptop for school

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  1. kevindd992002

    kevindd992002 Notebook Virtuoso

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    I see. If I were to increase my budget up to, say, a max of $600, do you have any other recommendations? Are 2-in-1's any good?
     
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    Hit up the dell and lenovo outlets....much more bang for the buck.
     
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    I'm not from the US so I can only buy online.
     
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    I always kind of liked the Acer Aspire 5 as budget notebook. There's lots of variations of it on Amazon with Intel and AMD CPUs, some close to your original budget, though you'll get 4GB of memory for that price. Of course memory can be upgraded down the road as funds become available.

    If your set on a 14" notebook I'd say the Inspiron 14 or IdeaPad 3 14 are worth a look.

    A tocuh screen is only worth it if you think you'd use it.
     
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    kevindd992002 Notebook Virtuoso

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    Are laptops with the Intel N series CPU's recommended? Or they're too slow already compared to an i3?
     
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    It depends on your goal. The newest Intel N should offer decent performance as long as you're not pushing it, which Office won't likely do.
     
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    That CPU offers about the same performance as the Latitude i bought in 2013.
     
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