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post #21 of 36 Old 06-08-2010, 12:58 AM
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You sure you don't want to build a new rig for ~$1000, and then buy a netbook with the ~$500 you have left over?
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post #22 of 36 Old 06-08-2010, 01:10 AM - Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the replies so far, I really appreciate it!

I am actually liking this idea of a $1000 desktop and a $500 netbook. Only thing I am worried about is how much room I am going to have in my dorm.

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From all the dorms I have seen, you will have enough room for a desktop and a netbook. With a reasonably sized screen. Go with Desktop and netbook. I tried to get a gaming laptop also, I sold it in a month and got another desktop.

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MSI GX640

It has an i5 processor, mobile 5850, 16:10 display and is around 1000 USD.

http://www.xoticpc.com/msi-gx640098us-p-2766.html

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I know dudenell mentioned an issue with his ASUS laptop; however, ASUS laptops are highly regarded among PC laptops and pack kick ass in battery life compared to almost all other laptops in the market (I'm looking at you Dell and HP laptops with barely 2 hours of battery life).

The UL80 is a great laptop that can get upto 13 hours of battery... that is when it's sitting in idle, but for work it can still give you somewhere around a solid eight hours which is absolutely amazing. It's also really portable and can facilitate the light gaming where needed. Get this and save the rest for a decent desktop. Trust me, gaming laptops look nice in theory but they ARE NOT in practice when you have to lug around 10 pounds on campus for the entire day. You'll thank me for this advice one day.


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for people looking at this link
http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...704-22-fs.html

Please note that the first coupon does not work anymore as dell has found out that people have been misusing it. Anyone ordered using this coupon will have their laptops cancelled, bewarned xD

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I am definitely leaning towards the netbook and desktop idea, but anyone know of an easy way to transport a dekstop onto a plane? LOL I know that sounds ridiculous but I just built a new computer for myself a few months ago, and a buddy of mine made a suggestion that I just take that with and spend the extra money to add more RAM and an SSD to the netbook. Any ideas?

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Envy 17? Pretty damn powerful. And I believe you can still get 25% Bing Cashback. I myself am waiting for the Envy 14 to come out later this month. Gonna pounce on that baby.

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I am still weighing in on my options, but I just found this laptop when scouring my different tech sites. What do you think?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/3766/m...dy-dx11-laptop

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Wait untill the 4xx Mobile series of nvidia come out.

Or get a sager with a 5870


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