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Best Laptops For Fast Web Browsing Under $700?

Postby Kaleem » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:15 pm


Cheap brand, cheapest price of a laptop, low end dual core Celeron, shortage of RAM, probably acting as single channel with one stick 2GB(2GB DDR3 SDRAM system memory (expandable to 8GB)), slower ethernetwhen wired(10/100Base-T Ethernet), Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition which is a bit ram hungry.

I can see why you have issues with it. You would get a huge improvement by adding ram. You can go to Crucial.com for an analysis, or at least try speccy and Belarc Adviser to get lots of system info: http://www.piriform.com/speccy http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html

To determine matching 2GB SO-DIMM, or replace the 2GB with 2x4GB sticks of good RAM.

Now, if you want a better laptop, and your need is fairly simple as web browsing and web applications, your choices are huge with a $700 budget available, and you don't need to spend that in getting a decent choice.

$659 plus tax gets a great Z400 by Lenovo:


The screen is smaller at 14.1", but it is an under $700 delivered Windows 8 touch-screen laptop with a 3rd generation core i5, and Intel HD 4000 graphics, and 8GB of high speed DRAM, a large 1TB HDD, Intel Centrino Wireless N-2230 and Bluetooth. It is a nice choice as Windows 8 is designed for touch screens, and the low priced Acer touch screens are getting mixed reviews.

Model IdeaPad Z400 Touch - 59362575 is the good value one. It is a midrange weight at 5.3 pounds.

Maybe a nice solid model Asus at $500.:


Also at Amazon at the same $500 with more color choices.

The better brands according to PC World customer surveys done annually in a random order:

Asus, Samsung, Lenovo that is not G series, Sony, MSI, Toshiba that is not their cheapest ones.

The lower rated brands are:

Acer-Gateway, HP-Compaq, Dell, Lenovo G series (Lenovo Essentials)

CPU and Graphics evaluating:



Battery life is typically a false number, referring to wireless off, Integrated graphics in the lowest performing model, minimal applications (like text writing), LCD set low.

For only $430, an Asus with the lower end i3-3110M and HD 4000, still much better than what you have, in a choice of colors.


Samsung is also a solid choice:



There are others by Samsung.

I don't think you need a strong graphics chip unless using it for gaming. That would make other choices better.
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Postby Javiero » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:35 am

well any laptop will run the net fast , it has more to do with your internet provider. as streaming improves, so does older internet service go down,such as dsl internet. so it may not be your laptop if you have dsl or other slower internet providers. i would not pay more than 350 for a laptop to use just for internet browsing and streaming online,like hulu and netflix.contact me if you would like some recommendations on laptops. [email protected]
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Postby Dougie » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Chrome book.
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Postby boy72 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:21 am

I agree with John, it's partly to do with your internet provider. If you are looking to get something which can run fast at a cheap price, I would HIGHLY consider getting the Asus K55A. I got mine for a little over £500 and it has an Intel Core I7 - 3610QM, 2.3GHz (quad core), 6GB RAM, 1TB HDD and Intel HD 4000 graphics card. Aside from the graphics card, it is an amazing laptop and is very quick. But if you are just looking for something simple, something to browse the web with, I think and Toshiba from the Satellite models would serve you well, my last laptop was a Toshiba Satellite C660-19E, it had an Intel Celeron (single core) 2.2GHz, 3GB RAM, 300GB HDD, an Intel HD 3000 graphics card and Win7 Home edition 64bit. It kept going for about two years before I decided to upgrade, I gave it to my brother and it still works well today! So there are some options for you to think about, good luck! :)
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