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Best Buy Laptop Reviews - Cheap Laptops - Refurbished Laptops and New Laptops

Updated on February 22, 2012

#1 Best Seller Apple MacBook Pro

The Macbook Pro has been recently updated and the upgrades and changes between this year and last years model are detailed below.

Combining advanced NVIDIA integrated graphics technology along with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro is faster than ever.

The new MacBook Pro features a precision unibody enclosure crafted from a single block of aluminum, creating a thin and light mobile computing workhorse (less than 1 inch thin and just 4.5 pounds) that's also highly durable. And it includes a 13.3-inch, LED-backlit glass display (instead of an LCD panel) as well as a glass trackpad that doesn't include a button (for larger tracking area) that features Apple's Multi-Touch technology.

Other Upgrades

1. The MBP 13 now has increased from 2gb to 4 gb of ram standard. This allows you to multi-task easily without any issues or spend extra money upgrading your ram.

2. It also features the Nvidia GeForce 320M integrated graphics processor with 48 processing cores. This is an improvement compared to the Geforce 9400M graphics chip in last years model and will help in graphics and content creation.

3. The battery lasts longer - it now runs for 9 to 10 hours of use as compared to last year's model which was 7 to 8 hours. Your mileage may vary but it allows you to be mobile for up to 6 hours - depending on what task you're using the computer for. Because it has an inbuilt battery you will have to return to the Apple store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider for a replacement, once the battery is exhausted. However, Apple states that the battery will hold 80% of it's charge for up to a 1000 charges which is equivalent to 3 to 4 years of daily use. So it should be a while before you have to go in for that battery replacement.

4. The included hard drive is now 250 gb as compared to 160gb in last years model.

5. The Mini display port now supports video and sound with a compatible Mini-DP to HDMI adapter (last year's model only supported video)

An excellent buy and as one owner of an Apple Mac said "Went Mac and never looking back!!"

The New Apple Macbook Pro 13-inch

HP Pavilion dm4x

The laptop has a 14-inch display screen with a pixel resolution of 1366 x 769 dpi that produces, crisp, clear and bright images. Plus, it is an energy-efficient laptop that saves energy.

The HP Pavilion dm4x laptop computer is a slim, lightweight device that weighs just 4.5 pounds. It has great features that everyone can enjoy. A long battery life, state of the art security features that wil protect your information especially for business needs or when traveling. It also has a large selection of multimedia features to keep you entertained, and HD Graphics that produce sharp, clear images, HDMI port, built-in webcam and microphone as standard. You will also save on energy with the energy-efficient components. This laptop offers so much and it rated as one of the top 5 laptop computers.

HP Pavillion dm4x


A Cheap Laptop That Does What It Says It Can Do For $160

This is a great laptop for the price. It functions beautifully for basic use (school, work, surfing the web, etc.), and for for everyday use it's ideal.

The Latitude D600 is designed for users who require maximum performance in a mainstream notebook. Even with its thin & light design, the D600 doesn't skimp on performance offering the ideal blend of power and efficiency using the Intel® Pentium® M processors and the ATI® Mobility Radeon 9000 video chipset. The D600 offers Intel Pentium Mobile Technology featuring the Pentium M processor, Wireless MiniPCI card. B grade may have screen impressions, red tint at boot and other defects such as hair line cracks, missing feet and/or doors. There have been a couple of bad reviews simply because users purchased this computer with the intent to make it their "gaming" computer, and then were disappointed with the outcome. Recommendation, check the specs and your game requirements first, if you truly want a gaming computer.

It's a great computer at a reasonable price if you just need something for work, school, and surfing the web.

Cheap Laptop - The Dell D600


Acer Aspire Blue Laptop 17.3"

This Acer Aspire laptop has received some good reviews.

Everybody wants to be entertained, so when you buy a laptop for that purpose you want it to deliver on all fronts, and that’s exactly what the Acer Aspire 7740 laptop does.

Although it has a large screen at 17.3" it is not too bulky. It comes with the latest Intel Core i3 processor and has a huge 4GB RAM so it’ll have no trouble entertaining you with its multimedia multitasking. Even if you want to download some new music whilst youre watching a film? You can go for it. That;s how pheonmenal this Acer Aspire Laptop is.

When you’re watching films and playing games obviously you want everything to look stunning; well, there are no worries here, the Acer Aspire visuals are key to this laptop's entertainment experience. The 7740’s 17.3” display and its Intel GMA graphics ensure that whether you’re jumping into the action with a movie or sitting back and looking at some online video, you’ll be enjoying an amazing visual treat.

It comes with a hefty amount of storage space for all your multimedia files too, boasting a massive 500GB hard drive that’ll give you more than enough room for anything you need to save. A large part of entertainment is interaction so connectivity is a must. The Acer Aspire 7740 laptop comes packed with features to help you stay in touch, including wireless internet, and an integrated webcam.

Excellent *****

Acer Aspire 17.3"


Toshiba Mini NB305

The Toshiba Mini NB305 has an excellent design and has been refined in comparison to its predecessor the mini NB205 which had an oversized touchpad and touchpad buttons, a metal keyboard and textured lid.The mini NB305 is an upgrade and looks sleeker, has louder speakers and the power of Intel's latest Atom N450 processor.

It comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system, which combines the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows. It includes new Windows 7 features like Jump Lists to help you to better find and manage files, and connecting to printers and peripherals is easier than ever.

The Toshiba Mini NB305 is an affordable, super compact notebook with up to 11 hours battery life.


Toshiba Mini NB305

Acer Aspire 1410

The Acer Aspire 1410 is the ideal laptop for the mobile business person, giving you the power to get things done quickly along with the mobility to do them on the move. If the world is your office then the Timeline 1410 is your laptop.

Most purchasers and users of the Acer Aspire 1410 found the laptop's 11.6" laptop was a decent size screen and had a nice size keyboard, they also found it light and more portable than other laptops, runs extremely, boots up quickly and has a 6 hour battery life.

Acer Aspire 11.6 Inch Black Laptop (Windows 7 Premium)

Toshiba Satellite Laptop Thin Portability With Long Life Battery

Toshiba makes a range of very affordable laptops and the Satellite is no exception.

If you have a busy life, always on the go, or your a student or simply want a laptop that is cheap, affordable, performs well and is flexible then choose the Toshiba Satellite.

It features a power a power-efficient AMD mobile processor and Windows 7, powers up quickly from standby mode and provides energy saving enhancements that deliver up to 5.5 hours of battery life. A comfort driven machineit is ultra stylish.

Although the Satellite T115D is an ultra-thin package it features a full-sized keyboard and full-sized touchpad with multi-touch capabilities, enabling greater flexibility to browse and control what's happening on-screen with gesture commands. It also has a power-efficient, mercury-free LED backlit display that enhances and provides amazingly colorful images for photos and video, a benefit of having the native HD TruBrite screen.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version) is pre-installed enabling you to easily create a home network so that you can share your favorite photos, videos, and music.

Amazing Key Features:

  • 2 GB of RAM
  • Fast Ethernet
  • 54g Wi-Fi networking
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Up to 5.5 hours of battery life
  • Integrated ATI Radeon 3200 graphics
  • 11.6-inch high-definition, LED-backlit TruBrite display
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core AMD Turion Neo X2 L325 mobile processor

Toshiba Satellite

Top 3 Laptop Reviews

The HP Pavilion dv6-2162nr is an incredible laptop to enjoy music in its premium audio. Edit photos and high-definition videos, plus play games on this dynamic laptop.

This is a mid-size Laptop PC works in multiple applications at the same time and delivers fast data entry with the numeric keypad.

For an all-in-one performance notebook with rich multimedia features, the HP Pavilion dv6 Entertainment series provides mobile performance that looks as fantastic as it runs. It is powered by Intel Core i3-350M processor, has the latest graphics technologies, and delivers up to the minute features you will need to support your digital lifestyle.

Classed as an Excellent Midrange Laptop with power, speed, and flexibility; perfect!,

List Price: $1,007.00

Our Price: $649.99 - You Save: $357.01 (35%)

Technical Details

  • Intel Core i3-350M processor (2.26 GHz, 3MB L3 Cache)
  • 4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 DIMM) (expandable to 8 GB)
  • 500GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive (SATA), SuperMulti 8X DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, * Up to 4.25 Hours of Battery Life
  • 15.6" Diagonal High-Definition LED HP BrightView Display (1366x768), Intel HD Graphics with up to 1696MB Total Available Graphics Memory

Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5037 TruBrite 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

The Toshiba Satellite L505 is an impressive yet affordable everyday performance laptop.

It offers solid performance and is very affordable. The Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5037 laptop is the perfect great choice for home computing, school assignments or work from home business projects.

This multil-purpose machine features a beautiful 15.6-inch display with 720p native high-definition resolution, a brilliant high-gloss Fusion Finish in Graphite Gray that’s stylish and modern.

List Price: $713.99Price: $569.99 You Save: $144.00 (20%)
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Technical Details

  • 2.13GHz Intel Core i3-330M Processor
  • 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM Memory
  • 500GB Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive (5400RPM); DVD SuperMulti Drive with Labelflash supporting 11 formats
  • 15.6" CCFL (16:9) 1366x768 Display; Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
  • Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Toshiba Satellite L505-GS5037 TruBrite 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

ASUS UL30A-X5 Thin and Light Black Laptop (12 Hours Battery)

The new ASUS UL30A-X5 is light and thin, measuring less than an inch and weighing less than 4lbs, it's a synergy of refined structiure and function. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo ultra-low voltage processor, you will be able to enjoy the use of this laptop for a number of hours because it has an impressive 12 hour battery life.

With user-centric features such as a multi-gesture touchpad it provides an exciting multimedia entertainment experience. These magnificent features are housed in a strong brushed aluminum lid that looks attractive and stylish.

It comes with 1 year global warranty, and includes a 1 year Accidental Damage Warranty, and can be delivered within 24 hours.

All in all this is a great little laptop, a striking piece of hardware, that runs quickly, multitasks fantastically, is extremely quiet, and gives 10-12 hours of battery life!

A Great Buy!

List Price: $729.00

Our Price: $599.99

Technical Details

  • 2.13GHz Intel Core i3-330M Processor
  • 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM Memory
  • 500GB Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive (5400RPM); DVD SuperMulti Drive with Labelflash supporting 11 formats
  • 15.6" CCFL (16:9) 1366x768 Display; Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
  • Window 7 Home Premium 64-bit


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