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Is there anything specific i need to watch out for when getting a notebook for webdesign..

What is your maximum budget?
Planning on renting From rent a center ( i know im lame but really right now this is something that im only doing for short period of time to get it up and running
500 max

What country are you in?
USA

What will be the uses of this laptop?
Web Design (of course email video viewing and photo viewing)

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

What screen size do you require?
This is where i think 15"-17"

What screen resolution do you require?
1920x1080
Is that actually good for webdesign i know you prob want to see the quality before you actually host the full site

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?
Refurbished would be alot better for me

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)
Will be on the ac 24/7

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?
Might play some Day of Defeat Source wink.gif

What operating system do you need? (if any)
Windows preferable (i might even go back to xp just for this case)

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)
Does not matter

How much hard drive space do you need?
Alot im looking to get external drives for this whole ordeal i already have one that is a 1TB

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)
Not that i know of unless you would think of anything that a webpage designer would need

Is there anything else we need to know?

This laptop might rent like stated from rent a center or online if i can find a descent place to rent-buy type thing...

I am being told to make a webpage for my dad so he can show his photography off in a professional manner but do it on a cheaper scale...while me being his buisness partner dealing with the webpage and social connections for him...

If you have suggestions on where i can get a computer to rent online and which is descent enough for web design that would be awesome
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One option to consider- you don't need a ton of horsepower for webdesign (let's be honest, a Pentium 4 with enough RAM is almost fast enough, provided it has decent graphics for HW acceleration), so perhaps consider a used 17" laptop. Why? One, you can get 17" with 1680x1050 if it's 16:10, or 1600x900 if it's 16:9, for cheap. 17" 1080p can easily be found for <$500 with a dual-core. You could get a new 17" for $400ish. The Samsung 3 17" from last year (has an A6-3420M) is really nice, and you can probably find it for $300ish used. Cowboom and ebay are good places to check, CL is *decent* if you can find reasonable sellers - usually they ask way too much.

1920x1080 would be nice, but you'll have to make sure the website scales to all common 16:9 resolutions, 1440x900, and 1024x768 / 4:3 (1600x1200 and 1920x1200 are also moderately common resolutions as well.. ). I don't think you'd really *need* a 1080p monitor to make sure sites look good at 1920x1080- perhaps its ghetto but you could view a site at said resolution and just scroll to see the whole thing.

Cheapest new 15" 1080p laptop I've seen, $600, or $15/month with Dell financing. http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?oc=blctq2&model_id=latitude-e5530&c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04

Option 3, if you really want a new 17" 1080p laptop, Dell offers financing. Now, you could just do the monthly payments, sell it whenever (say 6 months down the line), and use the proceeds to cover some/most of the rest of the financing. Buy for $900 (possibly cheaper on sale / w/ student discount), pay $30/month * 12 months, sell for $600+ in a year.. well within the $500 max cost.
 
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post #3 of 4
Nope nothing specific at all.

Some things that are nice to haves: 1600x900 (this is rare on mid-range budget laptops) but if you can find one that does, this is one thing worth paying a little extra for and RAM min 4GB otherwise ideally 8GB, 16 not necessary. SSD will make it a pleasure working on your machine > than ram or > screen real estate.

I have a dell xps l501x, upgraded the ram to 8gb and added an ssd, resolution is pretty lame but is workable 1366x768.

For web design, anything will do but as with anything the more the better.
    
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post #4 of 4
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Sweet pretty straight forward then will do some wild hunting and see if I can do a finance through dell or through another company
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