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My friend is an engineer and soon to be grad student. I don't think he uses any engineering programs on his laptop, but should at least be capable. I think pretty much everything comes w/ 2 gigs of ram now. I think that's all he'd need. Something quick, reliable, for a decent price that looks cool. The best suggestion I could give him was get a used MacBook for $800, then dual boot and put windows on it. I think he just wants something that's best for the price. Like an 8800gt or q6600 is good for the price. Let me know what you think. Thanks
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You can get one of the new P-171 FX series laptops from Gateway (one in my sig ATM). the cheapest is $1300 (sold only at bestbuy) and you can get better ones for more at the Gateway website. But they come with a 8800M gts, so it should run any engineering program he throws at it.

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1195599780039
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I would look into the Lenovo Thinkpad T61p. It comes with a mobile workstation graphics card thats based off the GeForce 8600M GT.
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thanks, nice suggestions! rep +
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2x250gb Seagate 7200.10 (raid 0) & 1TB Seagate Asus Sata 20x DVD Burner Win7 64bit Professional 27" Samsung SyncMaster SA350 & YAMAKASI CATLEAP... 
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