My sister is graduating high school this year and my brother and I were going to go in together and buy her a laptop for her to take to college. She graduates in a month and I would ideally like to have it there for her graduation. We are thinking $600 total budget but would ideally like to keep it under $500. She is not going to be an engineering/photoshop artsy student or anything where she will need it to do any heavy lifting. Mostly just Office, music, watching videos, skype, e-mail, etc. Ideally I would like a web cam built into to the laptop as well so she does not need a separate one. I am also thinking about a 15 inch screen. It does not have to be a high resolution screen like 1400x900, 1366x768 is fine.
With all that being said, I also would like it fairly durable if at all possible. My sister is the devil to electronics and don't seem to last more than a year or two in her possession. (she has gotten better though).
Any suggestions? Is it possible for a Sandy Bridge in this price range?
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