Which laptop is good for a non-gamer?

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  1. ValoryHope

    ValoryHope Newbie

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    Most product reviews seem to emphasize that laptop's suitability for gaming. However, what I want to do is basic word processing (writing, editing, etc.), surfing the Internet, watching movies, and listening to music. Possibly some photo editing, but no gaming at all.

    It's important that it be compact enough to use on my lap, when I'm curled up on the couch or in bed, and I'm concerned that a screen of 15 inches or more would make it unwieldy. Am I wrong about this?

    For the same reason (lap comfort), I'm concerned about a computer that gets very hot.

    I expect to pay somewhere between $1,000 and $2,000.

    All recommendations & advice are much appreciated!!!
     
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    Vedya There Is No Substitute...

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    As long as you dont travel a lot, a 17incher will be OK for you. However, Laptops are not meant to be used in your lap (ironic isnt it?). ITs not good for the laptop nor your body, ;)

    Furthermore, Look at the

    a)Dell Vostro
    b)HP pavilion line
    c)Lenovo Y series, T series, R series
     
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    sirmetman Notebook Virtuoso

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    The recommendations that will come will be the smaller Vostros (13XX, 14XX) and probably the IBMs (T line, maybe Y). Since you won't game at all, you'll want an IGP (integrated graphics processor). Personally, I recommend getting as high a resolution as humanly possible for the size screen you want, but that is personal preference. I'd also suggest you fill out the FAQ and post it back here.

    Edit: grrr, he beat me.
     
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    Nirvana Notebook Prophet

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    i read couple reviews of Lenovo Y710 last night, it looks and built amazing.
     
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    Anything with a x3100 is good.
     
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    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Almost any new laptop is going to handle those tasks well.

    Screen size is really a personal preference. What works for me may not for you. You should probably go to a store and look at some to see what you like better.

    I’m thinking you can get a very nice laptop, which more than meets your needs, for less than $1,000. You may wish to consider the FAQ and post back. Good Luck.
     
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