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get a decent dell.............then get a iPad2. youll still be under in cost vs. getting a macbook
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if you're going for software engineering - neither, regular old pen and paper beat all. I still drag my 10 pound uber gaming laptop around the campus though for them boring lectures, dont think ive used it once for school related stuff aside from checking my schedule.
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Cheap 300 dollar laptops are absolute garbage. That's why.
I would big to differ. There are laptops under $400 that have i3's in them and with what he wants to do, That is more than fine for him.

Even $300 and less you have the Core 2 Duo's which would still be good for him. He isn't doing any gaming he said. Just word processing, Surfing the web and taking notes.

I also don't see how a Mac would be a good choice just for simple things like that. Paying well over $1200+ for a laptop to do simple things a Tablet PC/Tablets or even a Netbook could do for around $400. It's also light and easy to carry.
    
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I would big to differ. There are laptops under $400 that have i3's in them and with what he wants to do, That is more than fine for him.

Even $300 and less you have the Core 2 Duo's which would still be good for him. He isn't doing any gaming he said. Just word processing, Surfing the web and taking notes.

I also don't see how a Mac would be a good choice just for simple things like that. Paying well over $1200+ for a laptop to do simple things a Tablet PC/Tablets or even a Netbook could do for around $400. It's also light and easy to carry.
Could you post a link of a good $400 Tablet PC? Something with Windows 7.

Also a good Netbook that you would recommend.

I bought my wife a Lenovo x220t, but it was around $2,100. I also have an HP TM2T from work. At the time it costed $1,500. The HP is junk though and would not recommend it. We also had an fairly nice Asus 1018P Netbook. It was around $450 new. It was just so slow that we sold it. It was awesome and light, but held back by the processor. But I believe there are faster net books now.

Just throw up a few examples so that the OP has something to choose from.

Thanks!
Edited by Biscuits_N_Gravy - 10/29/11 at 9:21pm
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post #45 of 48
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get a decent dell.............then get a iPad2. youll still be under in cost vs. getting a macbook
Dell XPS 14z is $999...
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post #46 of 48
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I bought my wife a Lenovo x220t, but it was around $2,100. I also have an HP TM2T from work. At the time it costed $1,500. The HP is junk though and would not recommend it. We also had an fairly nice Asus 1018P Netbook. It was around $450 new. It was just so slow that we sold it. It was awesome and light, but held back by the processor. But I believe there are faster net books now.
I just bought an x220t for myself, and I only paid $1200. You should have gone to their education store, you'd have gotten a big discount

And +1 to the TM2T being garbage. Especially with that horrendous screen.
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post #47 of 48
This is what you should be getting:


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"If you are a student that doesn’t have a ton of money to burn or even someone who just wants an inexpensive, highly portable notebook, ASUS’ U36SD is currently one of the best options available. It has that rare trifecta of portability, performance and price that so many people are looking for these days and for that we give it our Dam Good and Dam Good Value awards."

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...ffordable.html


Or something similar.
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This is what you should be getting:






Or something similar.


Screw "ultra" books when there's that thing.
     
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