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I know it's a Celeron, and I know it's Fry's B&M, AND it's Windows 8...so getting all the negative out of the way, it looks like a great deal for a quality brand and decent machine for many.

I'm looking for a basic notebook for my elementary-school son. Based on experience with other machines with equivalent CPU benchmarks, I think this machine would be a solid performer. Heck, it's more powerful than 2/3 of the desktops I have running in my house right now.

http://www.frys.com/product/7533006?site=frysecampaign1+date:050...

What do you think? Is $247 a good buy for this machine and processor? I'd prefer an i3, but anything worth buying is $350+ and this rig won't be used for gaming beyond web-based games, otherwise essential web browsing, office productivity, etc. I can pop Win7 on this too or leave Win8 and add ClassicShell, so I'm not concerned about Win8.

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Good enough for what most people do: surf web, email, write documents.
Great price, as good as I've seen.
Double check but it can be upgraded to 16GB.
It's a 22nm ivy bridge type of cpu.
i3 is clocked faster.
The website says order online and pick up at front checkout til Thursday May 9
but the print add says over on May 4????

jfshopper said:   Good enough for what most people do: surf web, email, write documents.
Great price, as good as I've seen.
Double check but it can be upgraded to 16GB.
It's a 22nm ivy bridge type of cpu.
i3 is clocked faster.
The website says order online and pick up at front checkout til Thursday May 9
but the print add says over on May 4????


I noticed the print ad limit too but looks like the deal
Is good through the 9th. I ended up buying the Toshiba B980 machine using the 100 off coupon from Staples for $280 a/r. There were a few extras of the B980 processor plus extra ram and HD space that the extra $30 made sense to me.

I bought the Lenovo G575 from Fry's back in October 2012 for around $227.

The only complaint I have is the weak hinge on the G575. Lots of posts/complaints, especially on the Lenovo forums. The bottom screws attached to the hinge falls off. Once the screw comes off, the bottom hinge moves up and down as you open/close the lid. Ultimately the case on the laptop will come apart due to the bottom hinge moving as you open/close the lid.

Not sure if they fixed the issue for the G580's.



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