Need a cheap netbook/laptop with CD/DVD reader

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  1. War
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    War Take it easy~

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    Here's the situation... my step dad really likes my eeePC and he wanted to get one, but a CD/DVD reader is essential for his line of work. I don't think it matters if it can burn CDs/DVDs... I think he just needs it to read them. I tried telling him to just get an eeePC and an external CD/DVD writer/reader, but he's really new to computers and says he doesn't want to bother with that stuff. He needs it to be built in.

    The netbook/laptop will be used for Skype and checking his emails, so it doesn't have to be top-of-the-line. I would say the requirements are:

    -Must be cheap
    -Must have a built-in camera for Skype usage.
    -Must have a CD/DVD reader (writer is a plus)
    -Good battery life is a plus
    -Big screen is a plus, though he's fine with a 10" screen.

    The most important requirements are the first three.

    EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention... it has to be available at Amazon, cause I still have the free 2 day shipping, and my step dad is leaving next week.
     
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    What do you count as "cheap"? $200, $300, $400?
     
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    I think his budget is probably around 400 bucks. He doesn't want to spend much because he's only gonna use it for Skype and checking his email.
     
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    Wow, I'm pretty hard pressed in finding one like that. :/
     
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    Well, I would imagine that a really cheap laptop would fit those requirements.... as long as it has a camera built in... cause afaIk they all have cd/dvd readers.
     
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    War Take it easy~

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    I think thats a bit too high-end for what he's looking for. Thanks for trying though [​IMG] I found a perfect one in NewEgg but it's sold out :/
     
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    I'm confused, if it HAS to come from Amazon why do you need our help?
     
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    Well, I guess it doesn't necessarily have to be from Amazon. But fast, cheap shipping would be a big plus.
     
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    Has your step-dad ever considering buying used or refurbished? You could get something like blooddrake's for over 100 off (refurbished items usually coming with some sort of warrenty also).
     
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