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(Yet Another) Laptop for College

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Hello! I would like your help today. I'm looking for a laptop that I can use in college. Problem is, I'm used to just going to Dell and choosing a laptop, throwing in extra features I think I need. This time I'd like to get something good but not overkill, and try to save some money. I do not know is it still is this way, but my sister got the Inspiron a few years ago and I do not like the cheap feeling of it. If anyone can recommend based on personal experience (not just going find a laptop with certain specs, I can do that) what would be a good laptop. I thank anyone in advance.

What is your maximum budget? ~$500-$700 Lower, better.

What country are you in? United States

What will be the uses of this laptop? College, notes, internet, no gaming, music

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? I like dell. I hear good about Lenovo. You tell me what's good.

What screen size do you require? 14"-16"

What screen resolution do you require? No Pref

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? New

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) At least four hours

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? None

What operating system do you need? (if any) Windows 7 would be best, I can always overwrite if need be.

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) Any

How much hard drive space do you need? 250GB+

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

Is there anything else we need to know? I hope you can share your knowledge and enlighten me. Hopefully not cheap feeling and no small keyboards.

Please ask any and all questions you need. Thank you, again. Have a great day! =]
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Originally Posted by LilMan View Post
Hello! I would like your help today. I'm looking for a laptop that I can use in college. Problem is, I'm used to just going to Dell and choosing a laptop, throwing in extra features I think I need. This time I'd like to get something good but not overkill, and try to save some money. I do not know is it still is this way, but my sister got the Inspiron a few years ago and I do not like the cheap feeling of it. If anyone can recommend based on personal experience (not just going find a laptop with certain specs, I can do that) what would be a good laptop. I thank anyone in advance.

What is your maximum budget? ~$500-$700 Lower, better.

What country are you in? United States

What will be the uses of this laptop? College, notes, internet, no gaming, music

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you? I like dell. I hear good about Lenovo. You tell me what's good.

What screen size do you require? 14"-16"

What screen resolution do you require? No Pref

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay? New

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet) At least four hours

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings? None

What operating system do you need? (if any) Windows 7 would be best, I can always overwrite if need be.

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.) Any

How much hard drive space do you need? 250GB+

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

Is there anything else we need to know? I hope you can share your knowledge and enlighten me. Hopefully not cheap feeling and no small keyboards.

Please ask any and all questions you need. Thank you, again. Have a great day! =]

If you are serious about only using it for basic use then This will be perfect. Use the extra money to buy an external, upgrades or whatever else you want.

However, I have yet to ever see a "college" laptop not be used for gaming eventually, so that may not be the best choice.
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i7 6700k MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming 16GB GSkill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 
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250GB Crucial MX200, 960GB Adata , 1TB WD Black Noctua NH-L12 LG 27UD68 4k Seasonic M12II 620W 
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Corsair Obsidian 250D Logitech Performance Mouse MX Topping TP-30 Mk2, 2x Polk M10, Sony MDR-7506 
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Well I fibbed a little to keep it simple. The laptop is for my girlfriend and that may be just perfect. She won't game at all. Thank you very much! Any other options out there?
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