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What is your maximum budget? 600ish

What country are you in? Canada

What will be the uses of this laptop? Taking notes, light gaming

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? No preferred brand

What screen size do you require? hoping for 15"

What screen resolution do you require? does not really matter

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? As long as it works as specified

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) hoping for 4 hours

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? Minecraft, World of Warcraft, Modern Warfare, all on low to medium settings

What operating system do you need? (if any) Windows 7

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) i do not really care that much about the colour

How much hard drive space do you need? 320 GB should be fine, I use an external most of the time

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.) A webcam is preferred

Is there anything else we need to know? I am going to university and taking computer science, and I need a laptop that will have a good battery life, while still being able to do some light gaming on it.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834246155

Seems to tick all the boxes for you.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/16/11 at 2:00pm
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That's a nice laptop. I'll post the one I recently bought for college as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834157822
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http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...73be2a5482en02

I am thinking about getting that laptop.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cchernets12 View Post
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/...73be2a5482en02

I am thinking about getting that laptop.
That's really not a GPU but it might be able to struggle through low settings. It is more of a movie GPU.
     
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I recommend this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834215117
Edited by ThePath - 8/19/11 at 11:32am
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