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aww they had the Portege last week, 13", i3, 650 bucks
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Thank you! I think the Vaio Z series is currently my top choice.




I just don't want to have to worry about shipping it from LA to Chicago and back when I'm on break. It seems like it would be a major hassle. If anyone can convince me otherwise, please do.

Just to let you know, I was originally the one to recommend you the Vaio Z series laptop.
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Just to let you know, I was originally the one to recommend you the Vaio Z series laptop.
I remember...
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If you plan to stay in school (Apt or Dorm?) then you don't send it back and forth. If you are going away all summer for break then that all depends on where you are staying. If you are staying in an Apt, then just leave it there, if in a dorm then I can't help ya there unless you find a place to store it for the summer. If you plan to leave to go home for the summer and all you do is game then keep it there.

Details like that would help in deciding for something like this. If it's near school, then get a tablet / netbook. If staying in dorm and can't find storage then get a mid range 15" system like you say. Me personally I would be getting a job and staying near school and then get my own place. I did that and I had originally planned to go home on break to spend time with friends and family. But in all honesty, it helped and made more sense to stay and settle (until graduation) where I started near school.
    
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If you plan to stay in school (Apt or Dorm?) then you don't send it back and forth. If you are going away all summer for break then that all depends on where you are staying. If you are staying in an Apt, then just leave it there, if in a dorm then I can't help ya there unless you find a place to store it for the summer. If you plan to leave to go home for the summer and all you do is game then keep it there.

Details like that would help in deciding for something like this. If it's near school, then get a tablet / netbook. If staying in dorm and can't find storage then get a mid range 15" system like you say. Me personally I would be getting a job and staying near school and then get my own place. I did that and I had originally planned to go home on break to spend time with friends and family. But in all honesty, it helped and made more sense to stay and settle (until graduation) where I started near school.
I'll be staying in a dorm, so I wouldn't really feel comfortable leaving my computer there when I come home. I do plan on going back and forth between LA and Chicago rather frequently, so bringing my rig is really not the best option.
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I'll be staying in a dorm, so I wouldn't really feel comfortable leaving my computer there when I come home. I do plan on going back and forth between LA and Chicago rather frequently, so bringing my rig is really not the best option.
Just leave your rig at home, turned on and folding while your away.
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Just leave your rig at home, turned on and folding while your away.
That's the plan.
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post #28 of 35
For college? Give up and get a MacBook of some kind Great battery life and very powerful. Okay, maybe not so great for gaming, but support will only get better from here!
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post #29 of 35
Well that's all I really needed to know.

I would still say Macbook or a tablet though. Mac has quite a few games now thanks to Steam and like others have said you can always load up Windows on there instead of Mac. Not sure how well the battery life will be once you do that though.
    
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post #30 of 35
I've heard great things about Thinkpads. They might not be very sexy looking, but they're sturdy as hell and are pretty powerful.

AND, it's not a mac.
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