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Please help select laptop

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  • Aug 2nd, 2013 9:01 pm
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Calgary

Please help select laptop

Hello all!

I'm looking for a laptop to give to my dad as a birthday present. $400 range is my budget and laptop is going to be used for web surfing, google talk chatting. No heavy duty processor intensive tasks needed.

I need something that will be reliable, fairly fast and not too small of a screen. He does use Gmail and chrome browser already, so Google Ecosystem might be ok.

So far I found couple of candidates:

http://www.visions.ca/catalogue/categor ... =E15312611

and

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hew ... aa9077en02

Anything I'm missing?

Thanks in advance for all suggestions.
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Deal Addict
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Aug 30, 2011
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LONDON
i would get the Acer, since the HP doesn't have Windows but Chrome OS
Deal Addict
Jun 30, 2010
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Vaughan
From those 2, definitely the Acer.

Another option would be this Dell: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/del ... ageIndex=2
The Dell adds a touchscreen, US english keyboard and slightly longer battery life.

Bestbuy also has the higher version of the Acer you linked (outside design is the same), so my suggestion would be to check them both out at a BB and see which one you would prefer: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/ace ... ageIndex=1

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