Laptop buying advice forum: Suggestions for a good 11.6 netbook or laptop for $400-$550

by: D_NyC March 23, 2013 11:36 AM PDT

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Suggestions for a good 11.6 netbook or laptop for $400-$550

by D_NyC - 3/23/13 11:36 AM

Hello All,
My old netbook (Acer AS1551) which I loved recently died do to a hard fall on the floor courtesy my GF,lol @_@.

Anyway I'm in the market for a new netbook to purchase. I would have just bought another Acer AS1551 as a replacement but unfortunately it seems that it's been discontinued and the one or two I do find are over the 550 mark and I got lucky with mine for around 350 if I remember.

With that being said I figured there might be something out there with similar or better performance for around the same price. I want something speedy that handles multitasking well. I tend to have multiple things running in the background quite often, like word, multiple tabs of firefox, media playing etc. But I don't do any video editing stuff like that. Gaming isn't to high on priority list as the most I see myself playing on it is something like torchlight. If I could get at least 5 hours of battery life that would be nice, but I could deal with 4 hours if the price is good. 11.6 Inch screen is a must as I'm a student and anything larger would be to much of a hassle to lug around all day.

I was looking at either the Acer Aspire One AO722-0473 or the Acer Aspire V5-171-6860 (or any other V-5 series).

So ,like I said I'm looking for a good 11.6 netbook or laptop for $400-550 that is capable of the above. What do you guys think? Any suggestions from would be great.Thanks in advance!

PS- another member suggested I post my region. So I live in the United States

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