Recommend me a good laptop for under $350

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  1. DarkFlare69
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'm aware this is a very, tighr budget for a good laptop.

    Requirements - must have at least these:

    -15+ inch screen
    -Windows 7 (NOT 8 or 10)
    -4GB+ of RAM
    -250GB+ Hard Drive
    -SD Card Slot
    -3+ USB Ports
    -Good in general

    I'm fine if it has no OS preinstalled, I can just buy Windows 7 seperately. But the laptop+OS can't be more than $350.

    It doesn't have to be great, just good for its price.
     
  2. Xenon Hacks

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    Dont pay for an OS lol nobody does

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    Here is one that meets all your requirements but its more than you have.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834318466
     
  3. DarkFlare69
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    I'm not a pirate... but can windows 7 fit on a 4.7GB disc?
     
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    Xenon Hacks GBAtemp Guru

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    No one buys their OS, just download it from thepiratebay and burn it like everyone else :P. The laptop comes with an OS installed anyways
     
  6. DarkFlare69
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Is there some way I could get that laptop without Windows 8 so then I can pirate Windows 7 and save like $80?
     
  7. Xenon Hacks

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    It won't matter since windows 10 is coming out, it's much better than windows 7.
    BTW windows 10 will be free for everyone with a legit OS.
     
  8. DarkFlare69
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    DarkFlare69 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Will Windows 10 really be good?
     
  9. Xenon Hacks

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    The public beta has been out for a while its a mix of 7 and 8 it has what everyone wanted from 7 but got shoved into 8 (its also faster than 8.1).
     
  10. raystriker

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    What are you gonna use this for? Light gaming? Office tasks? Media playback?
     
  11. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    no one cares about being a pirate or not
    the windows 7 i have includes all the versions... (basic, home, ultimate and it has both x86 and x64 for each distro)
    and its size is 3.7GB
    you can use a usb stick to install windows too...

    get a latptop with windows 8, and install 7 on it... if you buy a laptop with 7 now, you will be buying older hardware...
    only computers with 2014 hardware got windows 7 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/lifecycle

    nothing personal and i dont want to offend but choosing to get a recent good laptop because the OS is really stupid.. you can install whatever you like... just think about good hardware... and having a good thing...

    PS. one last thing, microsoft has a downgrade rights policy, you can legally downgrade a windows OS see here for more info http://download.microsoft.com/downl...d-4a6d-aed9-f2c1f8f23e14/Downgrade_Rights.pdf
     
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    I was aware of the right to downgrade, but I had never seen a source referencing how to go about it. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Promoting piracy. Well there's ways to get windows 8 keys for under $30. Can't recommend 7 cuz I don't miss it. Personal Preference.