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So I am going to be traveling to a few places this summer, including a computer course that I was accepted into!

Anyway, I need a laptop that I can take with me to do personal stuff (skype, msn, internet surfing/hulu/youtube, music and gaming). Gaming, I would love to play counter strike source on the go. Maybe some burnout racing too.

I do not know what to get, a netbook or a notebook. A netbook is perfect but graphic cards are not strong. A notebook is large though.

Maybe I am looking for a 12-13 inch screen?

More info on what I need:
Quote:
1. A good keyboard is a must.
2. Good battery life (though I guess most netbooks have these )
3. 2GB of RAM, though I'm willing to install it myself of course.
4. In terms of price, I can spend a good amount of money. Somewhere between 300-500 would be good.
5. For the OS, I will use Linux (probably Arch or Ubuntu). (probably windows 7 if source engine game plays better on them)
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What is your maximum budget?
400 USD preferably
What country are you in?
US
What will be the uses of this laptop?
Gaming, internet, movies, music
Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?
ASUS or Sager preferably, basically a reputable company with good laptop cases for cooling/fan/heatsinks
What screen size do you require?
10-13?
What screen resolution do you require?
try to get as high as possible
Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
NEW, unless refurbished is redistributed from reputable source
How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
at least 3 hours
What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
Counter strike 1.6, source (high), maybe ultimate burnout racing?
What operating system do you need? (if any)
Windows 7 or linux (assuming w7 is better at gaming)
How much hard drive space do you need?
enough to not worry about running out of space, maybe >100gb
Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Webcam
    
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Lenovo's thinkpads. All of them are good. Just look at them to see which one suits you best. AMD's Fusion APU's are great too. For that, I would get the HP netbook w/ the fusion over the x120e.
Edited by HybridCore - 5/19/11 at 11:11am
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Can netbooks easily play cs 1.6 and perhaps fluent on source? Thats all I'm worry about when thinking about netbooks
    
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Possibly. I haven't tried. The graphics in the Fusion APU's are pretty powerful for integrated. Did you see the news article about Llano vs an i3 Sandy Bridge? The performance was pretty impressive.
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post #5 of 9
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I am looking at these three for netbooks: HP DM1z, Lenovo x120e, ASUS EEE 1215B

I believe the HP DM1z has the Fusion APU technology.
    
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post #6 of 9
At your price range, the HP dm1z is your best bet - decent graphics, relatively fast CPU, very portable (small size and good battery life), and best of all, it's CHEAP.
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post #7 of 9
The DM1z performs better than the Lenovo at a lower price. The reason Lenovo's is more expensive is because you have to pay a premium price for a premium netbook. I still like it but the DM1z is a better deal. The Asus is tied in 2nd place with the Lenovo.
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post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
The DM1z performs better than the Lenovo at a lower price. The reason Lenovo's is more expensive is because you have to pay a premium price for a premium netbook. I still like it but the DM1z is a better deal. The Asus is tied in 2nd place with the Lenovo.
That helps out! Is there a netbook besides ones i found that may be better at cs:source?
    
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post #9 of 9
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Is there any new laptops out there besides one mentioned that I should check out before i pull the trigger on this: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...55291&csid=_22

I know its a 15 inch and i dont like that but who cares
    
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