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I am trying to find a deal on a 17" laptop for the last 6 months (I have obviously been late on a few of them)

Here are the specs that I trying to get into:
- 17" Laptop (High Definition 1600x900 min)
- Intel processor (i3, i5 or i7)
- 500+ GB HD
- 6+ GB RAM
- 1+ MB Webcam (High resolution is good to have)
- <$500
- Good speakers for multimedia (movies and games)

Any help here would be appreciated. God bless.

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Moderate your 6+ GB of RAM and you might find your deal. RAM is cheap. Consider a refurbished unit if you want all that memory.

upgrade the ram on your own, just like kshell said



http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Satellite+17.3%26%2334%3B+...

Unless you want something with discrete video for gaming, the intel processors should be out of your list since they have somewhat crappy integrated video (HD Graphics 4000 GPU). If gaming is just an afterthought, then by all means go for the intel processors with built-in graphics.

I don't know if you can get what you want for less than $500 and have something you can actually game with.

How about the deal on Woot today. An HP with i7 processor for $599.

The HP Pavilion g7-2240us 17.3" Laptop is on sale at Staples for $449.99. The specs are
•2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3-2370M 2.4GHz 3MB L3 Cache Processor
•6GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory
•750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive with HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection
•17.3-inch diagonal HD+ BrightView LED-backlit display (1600 x 900)
•Altec Lansing dual speakers with Dolby Advanced Audio

The Q&A section says it includes a HD webcam.


http://www.staples.com/HP-Pavilion-g7-2240us-173-Laptop/product_985047&cmArea=CIRCULAR

I have always loved the value of the Dell outlet laptops. same 1 year warranty as new laptops and they usually look brand new anyway with no signs of being a second hand laptop. $485 seems to beat your spec/ price requirements too.

Inspiron 17R-5720
Save $150 on any Dell Outlet Inspiron™ 17R-5720 priced at $635 with coupon* code below!

Was $635.00 Now $485.00

Certified Refurbished
Intel® Core™ 3rd Generation i5-3210M Processor
6GB Memory
1TB Hard Drive
DVD/RW
Integrated Webcam
17.3-inch High Definition+ (900p) WLED Display with Truelife
Windows 8 Home Edition
Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Centrino® 2230, 2x2 b/g/n and Bluetooth®

Limited quantities available.

Coupon code:
R4HC9GB79VPCT$

http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/d/campaigns/dell_outlet_hot_deals_d...

KMART A10 Refurb $479.99 not 17"

HP Pavilion m6-1035dx - A series A10-4600M / 2.3 GHz - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 6 GB RAM - 640 GB HDD - DVD SuperMulti - 15.6" HD BrightView wide 1366 x 768 / HD - AMD Radeon HD 7660G - brushed aluminum in midnight black - remarketed

Thank you kshell.. it actually makes sense.. thanks for the good advice...

Thank for the link skh12... it is really tempting... I am still reviewing the options though... a lot of people have come forward to help...

Thank you R4mon... I am not looking for core gaming laptop.. but I get your point.. thanks.

thank you bestshopper... I am sorry I was late on this one.

Thank you stovetop24... the laptop was out of stock at Staples earlier.. and now they have jacked up the prices too..

kdog271811 said:   I have always loved the value of the Dell outlet laptops. same 1 year warranty as new laptops and they usually look brand new anyway with no signs of being a second hand laptop. $485 seems to beat your spec/ price requirements too.

Inspiron 17R-5720
Save $150 on any Dell Outlet Inspiron™ 17R-5720 priced at $635 with coupon* code below!

Was $635.00 Now $485.00

Certified Refurbished
Intel® Core™ 3rd Generation i5-3210M Processor
6GB Memory
1TB Hard Drive
DVD/RW
Integrated Webcam
17.3-inch High Definition+ (900p) WLED Display with Truelife
Windows 8 Home Edition
Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Centrino® 2230, 2x2 b/g/n and Bluetooth®

Limited quantities available.

Coupon code:
R4HC9GB79VPCT$

http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/d/campaigns/dell_outlet_hot_deals_d...



Thank you kdog271811. This is a great suggestion.. now only if I could find any priced exactly at 635!!! I tried blocking one for 639 but the coupon would not apply. And the coupon details state that the coupon is for 150 off of laptop priced 635.

SuperSeacat said:   KMART A10 Refurb $479.99 not 17"

HP Pavilion m6-1035dx - A series A10-4600M / 2.3 GHz - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 6 GB RAM - 640 GB HDD - DVD SuperMulti - 15.6" HD BrightView wide 1366 x 768 / HD - AMD Radeon HD 7660G - brushed aluminum in midnight black - remarketed


Thank you SuperSeacat. Looks like some of the specs on this machine are different from what I was looking for (screen size and processor). Nice find though. Any one looking for these specs would find this very useful.



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