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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
I completely disagree with this. features 3 for the air? and Eee gets 2.5? have you forgotten the air does not have a cd/dvd drive? thats a big thing for a student. This really needs to be re-thought.
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I completely disagree with this. features 3 for the air? and Eee gets 2.5? have you forgotten the air does not have a cd/dvd drive? thats a big thing for a student. This really needs to be re-thought.
I don't think CD/DVD drive is that important for students. Main things they need are word processing, powerpoint, internet, email, and instant messaging, and anything that requires a CD can be done with a USB drive.

The EEE got a 2.5 for features because it's extremely slow and the hard drive is tiny, but I gave it an overall rating of 3.5 because its size was a major plus.
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Look at my stock sig rig for the best bang for buck gaming laptop. The Gateway P-6831FX is only $1350 at Bestbuy. You get a great system with an 8800m GTS graphics card, 17" screen, built in webcam, 3gb of ram, and room for expandability. You can upgrade your processor on the socket P board if you want to in the future, you can have up to 4gb of ram, wireless n built in, and theres room for another hard drive if you wanna do RAID. This thing has it all!

Did i mention it has an 8800m GTS?????


EDIT: heres a link to the product

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1195599780039
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Most portable :Asus EEE
Also put that under most affordable.
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I don't think CD/DVD drive is that important for students. Main things they need are word processing, powerpoint, internet, email, and instant messaging, and anything that requires a CD can be done with a USB drive.

The EEE got a 2.5 for features because it's extremely slow and the hard drive is tiny, but I gave it an overall rating of 3.5 because its size was a major plus.
I disagree. I'm a student in a boarding school and I can tell you I often use my computer to watch movies (besides, I've never owned a USB drive my whole life).
And the EEE is quite fast. My friend has Windows XP on it with 1 gig of memory and it's faster than my laptop thanks to its SSD drive.

BTW is it any use arguing or have you already written the article?
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Look at my stock sig rig for the best bang for buck gaming laptop. The Gateway P-6831FX is only $1350 at Bestbuy. You get a great system with an 8800m GTS graphics card, 17" screen, built in webcam, 3gb of ram, and room for expandability. You can upgrade your processor on the socket P board if you want to in the future, you can have up to 4gb of ram, wireless n built in, and theres room for another hard drive if you wanna do RAID. This thing has it all!

Did i mention it has an 8800m GTS?????
Whoa that's crazy, I'll definitely have to look into that.

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I disagree. I'm a student in a boarding school and I can tell you I often use my computer to watch movies (besides, I've never owned a USB drive my whole life).
And the EEE is quite fast. My friend has Windows XP on it with 1 gig of memory and it's faster than my laptop thanks to its SSD drive.

BTW is it any use arguing or have you already written the article?
Hmmm, yeah I see what you're saying, I just wasn't really factoring non-school stuff like watching movies into it. But do a lot of students buy DVDs? I know I haven't bought a single CD or DVD in my life, everything is downloaded from torrents or Usenet.

I've written the article but haven't published it yet, so if you have feedback or arguments keep em coming.
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Hmmm, yeah I see what you're saying, I just wasn't really factoring non-school stuff like watching movies into it. But do a lot of students buy DVDs? I know I haven't bought a single CD or DVD in my life, everything is downloaded from torrents or Usenet.
Well, I'm not the guy who provides the movies, so my friends bring their DVDs/CDs for us to watch (besides we don't have wifi at our school... yet).
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