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Hey guys i need some help getting a laptop for college. I do not want a mac and only can order from Dell.com because my mom has this credit thing and would only like to order there. she doesn't have a budget but i don't want to drain her money either. I want the best bang for your buck. I have a few choice that I'm going to post here.

Alienware 14 - seems like it has a nice design and is small which i also like. I'm not going to nesesarily be gaming with it but it will be nice to know that i can also run games on there on the go like WoW or Lo]
Inspiron 15r SE I though it had pretty good specs for the price
XPS 14 Ultrabook


if anyone has any suggestions please tell me thanks again!
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I hate Dells. However, I recommend an ultra book for school
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Let's talk a little bit about what you want this laptop for. If your plan is to primarily use your laptop in your room for gaming/work, get a desktop. I graduated from college a couple years ago, and didn't have a laptop. I never really wanted one, and was glad I spent the money on a more powerful gaming rig.

If you are planning on toting your laptop around, don't get a laptop: get a tablet. You'll love the portability, as well as the ability to take digital notes in class, etc.

If it were up to me, I'd recommend that you get a desktop for your room, and a tablet for on the go. Laptop gaming sucks, in general. You can do it, but pretty soon you'll hate toting the thing around because it weighs so dang much, so you might as well have got a desktop.
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Let's talk a little bit about what you want this laptop for. If your plan is to primarily use your laptop in your room for gaming/work, get a desktop. I graduated from college a couple years ago, and didn't have a laptop. I never really wanted one, and was glad I spent the money on a more powerful gaming rig.

If you are planning on toting your laptop around, don't get a laptop: get a tablet. You'll love the portability, as well as the ability to take digital notes in class, etc.

If it were up to me, I'd recommend that you get a desktop for your room, and a tablet for on the go. Laptop gaming sucks, in general. You can do it, but pretty soon you'll hate toting the thing around because it weighs so dang much, so you might as well have got a desktop.
I have a desktop and an iPhone....
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I have a desktop and an iPhone....

You say that as if I had some way of knowing it rolleyes.gif

I still stand by my recommendation for a tablet. Being able to take notes digitally is the bomb, and it's much better than typing them out.
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You say that as if I had some way of knowing it rolleyes.gif

I still stand by my recommendation for a tablet. Being able to take notes digitally is the bomb, and it's much better than typing them out.
oh sorry i though i set up my rig hmmm oh well.
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Eventhough its expensive, xps 12 looks good,
I don't have it but I had a chance to use it once, 12.5" 1080p IPS screen is actually pretty good.
You can use it as tablet and laptop
and don't buy xps 14, my friend told me that it is heavy
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