Which laptop can I buy for around $350?

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    I need to buy a new laptop just for basic stuff. I need it to be 15.6 inches the screen size. I want it to have good battery life as well if possible. I don't need it to be lightning fast just fast enough to web browse with no lag, watch youtube, and not crash. I also would like it to have a good keyboard and Windows 7. What would be the best laptop I can get for that price $350, from either Newegg or Bestbuy?
    I am currently looking at these 4.
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/ASUS+-+Laptop+...p;skuId=2701449

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Sate...p;skuId=2833077

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Sate...p;skuId=2805092

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Toshiba+-+Sate...p;skuId=2833778
     
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    Does it have to be Bestbuy/Newegg?
     
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    Not really if you know another website that had free shipping our no tax then ok.
     
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    Check fry's they had a fujitsu i3 on sale for $349.99 after rebate which is a good deal for a fujitsu product. Only reason I didn't buy it was because it is not a core i5.

    Also you're not going to get a very powerful laptop for 350 bucks but I guess an i3 at 350 is pretty decent for general things non-3d gaming. it should run a few 3d games though just nothing major like source engine games and such.

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    the second one on this list is the only one I would bother with, to make things simple.
     
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    Thing is I am not going to do any gaming so is an i3 processor really necessary?
     
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    If you're not doing any gaming, then an Atom CPU is all you need.

    The advantage of an i3 CPU is getting a good general speed/responsiveness without producing much heat and giving you a half decent battery life. Equivolent AMD CPUs (apart from the new Bobcat CPUs) are hit-and-miss in those areas and tend to run rather hot.
     
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    I fiddled with an Asus lapotp with a e-350 and I found the experience pretty enjoyable, much better than what you would expect from a Atom netbook that would sell for the same price.
    E350 benchmark: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4023/the-bra...0-benchmarked/3

    the 2.0ghz pentium b940 should be faster, however the gpu might not be as good.

    Also the pentium b940 consume 35w while the E-350 only consume 18w, you should expect the battery to last longer with the e-350
     
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