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Notebooks Looking for a laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by 4pple, 13 Oct 2005.

  1. 4pple

    4pple New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm looking for a laptop for college. I will spend $1400 MAX on the laptop, and I'm looking for something that's really good performance wise, and decent looking. (No tacky alienwares :S) Any suggestions are welcome.
    Thanks a lot.

    -4pp
     
  2. ICDragon

    ICDragon New Member

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    I would probably look for a used laptop, depending on your needs. If you simply need it for the basics then there are plenty of good places to find decent cheap laptops (under $1000). If you want to game at all then you will be looking a little harder, try discountlaptops.com
     
  3. guy

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    with just a quick search on newegg, these caught my eye.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834114150

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834224028

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16834115196

    One thing to keep in mind is size, i went with something smaller because i knew i would be traveling with it quite often so choose according to what you're going to be doing. Also think about the components you know and like.

    Some things to really look for are:
    CPU: AMD Turion 64 or Intel Pentium M
    Memory: at least 512mb
    HD: size is up to you, but 5400 rpm is definetly dominating over 4200 rpm.
    Video: 64mb dedicated preferable (i regret going with shared)

    Also keep battery life in mind, the more powerful and the larger the screen the faster it will eat though that battery.
     

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