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I'm starting college this fall, and I'm getting a laptop for a graduation present. My price range around $800 (i can go higher if necessary but not too much), I don't plan on doing any serious gaming it's mainly for college. Any help would be appreciated.

I've found this so far I'm just wondering if its a good deal or not
http://www.bestbuy.com/site//olspage...1&type=product

but I'm still on the lookout for others
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Core 2 Duo T7200 Dell 0WX414 256 MB Radeon Mobility x1400 1 GB DDR2 
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post #2 of 4
I would go with the low end macbook, my bro has one it is perfect for college stuffs, no gaming and things. It is small also which is a bonus
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post #3 of 4
i like Dell Latitudes, i use a d610 myself.

although at that price range, you're best off looking for a good HP laptop. they've got the best price-to-specs but they're heavy as hell. you can find some pretty good ones ~1000 or less, but i personally haven't had many good experiences with HP tech support so i tend to avoid them.
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Core i7 3770k ASROCK Z77 Extreme6 2GB EVGA GTX670 8GB G. Skill DDR3-1600 
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128GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ some Asus DVD/CD-RW Thermalright Ultima-90i w/ Ven. BTK 
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
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Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
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X2 3800+ ASUS A8N-SLI Premium SLI 8800GTS 512MB 4x 512mb Corsair/Kingston 
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2x 250GB WD Caviar 2x NEC 3550 Windows XP SP3 ASUS 26" 16:10 
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Core i7 3770k ASROCK Z77 Extreme6 2GB EVGA GTX670 8GB G. Skill DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
128GB Samsung 830 SSD 1TB Samsung HD103SJ some Asus DVD/CD-RW Thermalright Ultima-90i w/ Ven. BTK 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Pro 64-bit 25.5" ASUS VW266H Logitech Wave Antec TruePower New 750W 
CaseMouse
Rocketfish Full Tower Logitech MX1000 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
X2 3800+ ASUS A8N-SLI Premium SLI 8800GTS 512MB 4x 512mb Corsair/Kingston 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x 250GB WD Caviar 2x NEC 3550 Windows XP SP3 ASUS 26" 16:10 
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Logitech Wave and RT-101 Mechanical 750w Antec Truepower New Custom Chenming 901B Logitech MX1000 
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post #4 of 4
there is a coupon at dell where any system configured over $1500 gets $500 off, for $1k.

for $800, however, i would get this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834115361
$650 after rebate, $150 left, comes with free carrying case
$750 before rebate, with this upgrade
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208300
its $800 and later on you will get a nice $100 check in the mail!
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320GB Maxtor DiamondMax Sata 3GB/s 16X DVD+-RW XP, OSX, Slackware, FreeBSD (quad boot) 21" SUN CRT 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
320GB Maxtor DiamondMax Sata 3GB/s 16X DVD+-RW XP, OSX, Slackware, FreeBSD (quad boot) 21" SUN CRT 
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old POS 680W Echo star + 500W generic cheap $16 full tower case, modded to the max Microsoft Laser 6000 
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