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Sandy Bridge 14" & 13" laptops (2011 - 2013)

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This guide started in February 2016 and is finished finally in April!
New format for guide, a lot of info on the bottom of the page, saving that wall of text for you.

2nd gen i5 laptops are a great buy for price per performance!
I highly recommend this era of laptops as most can be had under $200 and work very well! 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD cost maybe $120 and will make your machine damn bulletproof!

Sandy Bridge i5 processors are powerful enough for anyone, and most have equal or better CPU scores than laptops you see at Best Buy, Target, & Apple stores for $500.
As usual the first three laptops will be Dell, Lenovo, HP, Apple in that order unless they didn't make a laptop for that category, 'xxxx' be posted to signify that there wasn't one.
On some models, I may post the Manufacturer name of that laptop at the end.

The market can drop because of newer technology or PR, so you yourself check sold listings too but this is to give a general idea of what you should pay ins…

2nd Gen Core "Sandy Bridge" 15" Laptops (2011 - 2012)

Prices reflect sold dates from Februrary 2016 to April 2016.

I highly recommend this era of laptops as most can be had under $200 and work very well! 8GB RAM + 256GB SSD cost maybe $120 and will make your machine damn bulletproof!

Sandy Bridge i5 processors are powerful enough for anyone, and most have equal or better CPU scores than laptops you see at Best Buy, Target, & Apple stores for $500.
As usual the first three laptops will be Dell, Lenovo, HP, Apple in that order unless they didn't make a laptop for that category, 'xxxx' be posted to signify that there wasn't one.
On some models, I may post the Manufacturer name of that laptop at the end.

LISTING FORMAT (colored text emphasizes whats new)

E.G E6420 - $120 - 260 // 370  ~ 1000 v 2900

$120 signifies the starting price I see of a laptop that has been sold with an AC adapter, HDD/OS and (hopefully) good battery.

- 260 signifies the max price you should pay for a used fully working machine that has a good batte…