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I'm working on an article for a student magazine about the best laptops for students, was thinking about picking 5 that are suited for different areas (for example an m1730 for gamers, macbook air for style, etc). If anyone has any suggestions let me know, thanks!
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Most portable :Asus EEE
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Yeah EEE's are pretty good if you upgrade the RAM (On 401's I think) and install windows

The small HD can be somewhat remedied if you install stuff on a flash drive

The processor and graphics adapter suck though. It'll only suffice for stuff like CS 1.6 and Maplestory
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Thanks for the suggestion, I ended up writing about 4 machines, here's how I rated each (keep in mind these are recommendations for students, not hardcore gamers):

Macbook Air - style: 5, features: 3, overall: 4 - most stylish
EEE - style: 3.5, features: 2.5, overall: 3.5 - most portable
m1730 - style: 4.5, features: 5, overall: 3.5 - most powerful
HP tx2000z - style: 4, features: 4, overall: 4.5 - best overall
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I have a Dell Vostro, and it is a great laptop to carry around to class with me. It is affordable, sturdy, and fast. I got mine (see sig) for just over $500, and it is great!
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Thanks for the suggestion, I ended up writing about 4 machines, here's how I rated each (keep in mind these are recommendations for students, not hardcore gamers):

Macbook Air - style: 5, features: 3, overall: 4 - most stylish
EEE - style: 3.5, features: 2.5, overall: 3.5 - most portable
m1730 - style: 4.5, features: 5, overall: 3.5 - most powerful
HP tx2000z - style: 4, features: 4, overall: 4.5 - best overall
considering this is a laptop for students, you should probably consider price. for example, the MBair may be a nicer laptop than the EEE, but i'd pick the EEE over the MBair any day as a student.
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post #7 of 17
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Yea that's a good point, I'll bump it down to 3.5.
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post #8 of 17
Lenovo Y510 for value. This sucker was $580 after all was said and done. =D Thin, light, stylish, and packed with lots of neat features.
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I get compliments on my EEE wherever I take it. I think it shouldn't be in last place for "style".

I'd actually probably place it right behind the Macbook Air.
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What? No Thinkpads? blasphemy!
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