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I'm looking for a Laptop for college.

I was thinking around 13-15", good battery life 5-8 hours, and something that will be good for movies, Photoshop, general school stuff, and some minor gaming. (World of Warcraft.. CS? Some Blizz games, that's all.)

My budget is around $1,000.

Any suggestions?
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246620


I recommend this. and then spend the rest of the budget on an ssd.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246620
I recommend this. and then spend the rest of the budget on an ssd.

Any other advice but something with an Ivy Bridge?
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hmmm well for the last 2 years i been using a macbook air for classes (before that had a macbook for 2-3ish years), but am looking to go with something like the Asus taichi (i know gimmicky ) or a samsung series 9.

Personally i would look into ultrabooks (like asus zenbook), tend to find that the lightweight long battery life laptops are easiest to use around campus or to a friends place. although not everyone brings laptops to class tongue.gif and probably a bit under powered.

But since photoshop and gaming are involved , off the top of my head probably you could look at dell XPS line, Asus G series, Sager or Alienware. These tend to start (i Think) around $1k (or a bit more) but im sure there could be some back to school specials or something around now. redface.gif Also i have heard that HP's envy line has much better build quality then previous laptops they offered, but dont have any first had experience with them though. frown.gif
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834215401
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127681
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834127682


These aren't bad, however i expect their performance for what your doing to be comparable.

The a10 will get better gaming performance on battery, as well as life. Keep in mind that the a10 is an amd quad core, while the i5's listed are ivy bridge dual cores with hyperthreading.
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