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If the link doesn't work for some here are the specs: Toshiba Satellite A665-S5170, Windows 7 64 bit, Intel Core i3, 2.53 ghz, 15.6 screen with 1366x768, 4gb RAM DDR3, 640gb hard drive

all that for under $600..so what do you think?

asked Apr 05 '11 at 10:19

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edited Apr 05 '11 at 10:20

"I have a MBP and iMac already for bigger things."

Why don't you just buy a copy of Windows, and install it on a partition of your harddrive via Boot Camp? It would be considerably cheaper...

answered Apr 05 '11 at 15:11

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edited Apr 05 '11 at 15:11

I was thinking of that but I want speed and great performance. Will I still get that with boot camp? I had boot camp with Vista on a Macbook but it was to weak, maybe on the new iMac it'll perform better?

(Apr 06 '11 at 07:48) RamoUP RamoUP's gravatar image

I have Windows 7 on my baseline 27'' iMac, and it works beautifully.

What are the specs of your Macbook? I can't see any reason why it would be slow.

I would suggest giving Windows 7 a try, and see how it works out...

(Apr 06 '11 at 16:00) Justin Justin's gravatar image
I'm planning to use it for small things like surf the web, listen to music and social networking.

I think a netbook like the Dell Inspirion 1012 which is for all those above in the price about half of that of the laptop you are planning to purchase.

Also like @Justin said, you can just use Boot Camp for a Windows platform.

answered Apr 05 '11 at 18:00

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I might do the boot camp and the reason why I don't go with netbooks is because I need i3 or above along with 4gbs of ram.

(Apr 06 '11 at 07:50) RamoUP RamoUP's gravatar image

So then what do you intend to do that requires a fast PC?

(Apr 06 '11 at 15:40) archaeme archaeme's gravatar image

Nice specs, nice price too.

But the main question is what are you gonna use it for, and what is your current budget for a laptop?

answered Apr 05 '11 at 10:56

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Billy Aoki

I'm planning to use it for small things like surf the web, listen to music and social networking. I think it'll do. I also need a PC for Windows software. I have a MBP and iMac already for bigger things.

(Apr 05 '11 at 10:59) RamoUP RamoUP's gravatar image

I think that it i a reasonable price and that you should go for it considering the information you gave me. Toshiba also has good support and make decent computers. :D

answered Apr 06 '11 at 18:53

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