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I'm looking for a decent laptop around $800-1000. Does anyone have any advice on a good laptop to buy? Should I wait for has well which would be a quite a long time? I'd most likely have it plugged in anyways so I don't care for battery life...but I would like the performance boost. Any suggestions or laptops i could consider buying now?
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University starts in September so if you can wait that long there are usually quite a few deals on various models in the run up of "back to school"
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I'm looking for a decent laptop around $800-1000. Does anyone have any advice on a good laptop to buy? Should I wait for has well which would be a quite a long time? I'd most likely have it plugged in anyways so I don't care for battery life...but I would like the performance boost. Any suggestions or laptops i could consider buying now?

Well, it depend on you if you are patient or impatient.
If you are patient, then go ahead and wait for a new Intel and AMD CPU for their laptop and new AMD and NVIDIA GPU that'll have MORE performance than currently. OR you can even grab the current Intel and AMD's laptop for cheaper price once new laptops has been released.

If you are impatient, then go ahead and buy a laptop that fit your tasks.

However, you didn't tell us what were you planning to do with your laptop nor screen size.
     
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My bad. I would like a 15.6 screen size which IMO is perfect.I am going to use it for pretty much everything. I wanted to start learning how to program for android while im on my downtime here at work, and maybe some light gaming with some web surfing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post

My bad. I would like a 15.6 screen size which IMO is perfect.I am going to use it for pretty much everything. I wanted to start learning how to program for android while im on my downtime here at work, and maybe some light gaming with some web surfing.

Well, are you patient person to wait for new laptops that is better than current's laptop OR grab Ivy Bridge's laptop for cheaper price or impatient and want to grab a laptop already?
     
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I was looking at the lenovo y500 that's $500 off on the lenovo website with the 750m in it.

I can wait but I need some opinions before I get anything.
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talking from retail experience, wait for the back to school specials. if you need something now, check Dell, HP etc. websites directly and see what they have "ready to ship" builds instead of customizing your own.
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