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post #11 of 17
for collage i strongly recommend a Ultra Portable.. then spend the rest on a desktop.

EDIT: or get the HP Dv6000 or 2000 because that 9000 is a beast and you can get pretty much the same things in the smaller ones.
    
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post #12 of 17
With a top end Core 2 Duo, 250GB+ Hardrive and maybe up to 4 Gigs of ram, that laptop will last for 4 years of college. You buy some mini-laptop or an average laptop now, the thing will be outdated by the time the kid graduates.
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post #13 of 17
i second the ultra portable. sure the powerful gaming laptop is sweet, but are you really gonna be playing games in class and such? i gave up my 8 lb gaming laptop for a 5 lb dell 700m and it has saved my life plenty of times.

i would also recommend the dv6000, but with santa rosa around the corner and $2500 budget you could wait a bit and get the cutting edge.

PS. extended batteries are awesome
    
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post #14 of 17
check out the Asus C90s

http://1toppc.com/Merchant2/merchant...duct_Code=C90S

Review

i strongly recommend this notebook. i just pre ordered one for college in the fall. it is perfect and will last longer than any other laptop right now since its all upgradable. even the Vid card! so u would be set. and its really cheap cant beat it
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post #15 of 17
anything cheap. for college, you barely need anything...all you're gonna be doing is taking notes, and doing presentations....so, uh...why do you need to spend more than 600?

Oh, and if you really do wanna spend a lot? My macbook is amazing...I love it. Get the cheapest macbook pro and you'll have a sick computer...or get the smaller 13" one, and have a portable machine...

Personally if you want a PC, get an IBM thinkpad. The thin and light (x60) is quite a nice computer.
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post #16 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
Apple Laptops = Overpriced
Not really


Also, a laptop for college, I would recommend a $500-$800 one, you don't need a $2.5k laptop for college.
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post #17 of 17
yeah go for something like the dv2000 series they don't make the 14.1 inches any more i don't think last time i checked but i have one myself i don't use it for college my bro uses his for college he has the 12 cell battery he can use his laptop pretty much all day about 6 hrs bat life on his.< - that's the hp dv2000z (his was custom configured, mine wasn't i have the dv2310us) it gets the job done it will play some of the older games like hl2 and halo n stuff on medium settings but laptop's like that aren't for gaming. 2.5k is a huge amount just get a nice macbook pro or the ibm's are nice also if you really wanna spend that much ibm's are geared more towards business ppl which means they're supposedly real good quality
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