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What is your maximum budget?

Around $700

What country are you in?

USA

What will be the uses of this laptop?

School work and games

Do you have brand loyalty or care which brands we select for you?

Doesn't matter too much.

What screen size do you require?

15.6"+

What screen resolution do you require?

1366 x 768 or higher

Are you looking to buy NEW or would refurbished/recertified/used be okay?

New

How long should the battery last? (Under optimal conditions, no movies/games/heavy internet)

6-7 hours

What games would you like to play with your laptop? And on what settings?

League of Legends on high

What operating system do you need? (if any)

Windows 7 or above

Is there a certain style of laptop you want? (aluminum, black, gaming, etc.)

Blue or Black

How much hard drive space do you need?

500 gigabytes minimum

Do you need any special hardware? (blue ray, webcam, specialty ports, etc.)

Nope, maybe a webcam but not required.

Is there anything else we need to know?

Nope
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Still looking
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Looking at these two laptops

Was mainly thinking about the second one because it's quite a bit cheaper and would be similar speed wise. What is your guys input?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314152

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231455
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The second choice would be a much better buy, at least on paper. 720M would be a waste of time purchasing 730M would at least give you some breathing room to work with but shouldnt have any issues with League of Legends at all as its not very resource heavy
    
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Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post

The second choice would be a much better buy, at least on paper. 720M would be a waste of time purchasing 730M would at least give you some breathing room to work with but shouldnt have any issues with League of Legends at all as its not very resource heavy

Yeah, it looks good on paper but I see no reviews for that laptop anywhere and it's only sold on Newegg which is why I'm a bit skeptical. If the laptop was for me I wouldn't care too much, but I don't want my friend to buy a laptop and have it break somehow.
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Quote:
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Yeah, it looks good on paper but I see no reviews for that laptop anywhere and it's only sold on Newegg which is why I'm a bit skeptical. If the laptop was for me I wouldn't care too much, but I don't want my friend to buy a laptop and have it break somehow.

Is he opposed to buying used? I purchase everything that way, maybe look for a G46 in your area?
    
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post #7 of 9
The ASUS seems to be decent for the price.

PROS-
decent discrete graphics
8 GB RAM

CONS-
low capacity battery
1366 x 768 resolution and 15.6" panel = low pixel density
(I'm guessing the display uses a glossy TN-panel meaning poor viewing angles and reflections)
15.6" form factor does not lend itself to portability
4200U CPU is a ULV (15W TDP) processor typically found in haswell ultrabooks
5400 RPM hard drive


The ASUS will be good for gaming at 1366x768. It won't be very good as a mobile laptop.
    
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by TheReciever View Post

Is he opposed to buying used? I purchase everything that way, maybe look for a G46 in your area?

Yeah she wants a new laptop, not refurbished or used. Probably going to go with that Asus, pretty cheap and should suit all of her needs.
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Before pulling the trigger, I would look at the lenovo y400/y410p outlet and see if there is any good deals going on. There arent too many laptop enthusiasts here on OCN but like any other platform, I would prefer to be able to upgrade when needed instead of having to jump ship like I am going to have to in order to handle what comes in the future. If you can find the G46 its a pretty good means to an end for that.
    
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