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post #21 of 48
This is the combo I would buy.

post #22 of 48
Dual boot XP/Vista? But yeah I get what you mean. I have yet to have any problems with my Mac besides the fact that it is so small I keep misplacing it.

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2010 MBP 15"
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INTEL CORE i5 520M nVIDIA GEFORCE GT 330M 8GB DDR3 @ 1066MHz SEAGATE MOMENTUS XT 500GB 
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SUPERDRIVE 15.4" @ 1440x900 
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post #23 of 48
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Originally Posted by mortimersnerd View Post
Go pick up a $500 lappy from office depot or some other store (except best buy). Get one with 1gb of ram and a low end duel core. Then upgrade to 2.5 gb (2gb x1 +512x1). It will be fine for typing and web browsing. Get either a 14.1in or 15.4. I would suggest a 14.1.
I did this same thing, spent $500 on my lappy and $1k on my desktop. I would actually recommend an Asus Eee because of the small size. I personally regret buying a 15.4" screen laptop because it is big enough that I never want to take it anywhere. Tiny laptop and awesome desktop build is the way to go. Cyberpower may seem convenient, but I almost guarantee that you will regret not doing it yourself down the line.
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Seagate 500gb perp Windows 7 x64, Ubuntu 9.10 beta 23" Samsung, 22" Acer AL2223, 19" Hanns-G Logitech G15 
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Seagate 500gb perp Windows 7 x64, Ubuntu 9.10 beta 23" Samsung, 22" Acer AL2223, 19" Hanns-G Logitech G15 
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post #24 of 48
As far as a laptop go to your local office store like office depot when they have a sale on a really low end duel core lappy. I have a toshiba with a tl-56, 160gb hd, 1gb ram for $550 last september. I upgraded to 4gb of ram, but 2.5gb would have been fine.
This is the ram I use:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231147

The prices of laptops on newegg are really high. If you wait until there is a sale at your local store then you will save quite a bit of money. Also, shipping is about equal to taxes on laptops (in the $400-$500 range)
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post #25 of 48
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Originally Posted by The Hundred Gunner View Post
While I do like Macs and think they're great for school, the OP mentioned that he wants a laptop that's going to be able to do some gaming. That automatically puts a Mac out of the question, seeing how the only one that can do some decent gaming (the MBP) costs $2000 and is out of his $1300 price range. So please, do respect the OP.

Also, Macs can do porn just great.

And I've heard that Macs have problems with file corruption (due to the HFS+ partition format), although I've never, ever heard of this problem in real life. Just a rumor as far as I'm concerned.
Haha no.. the laptop is going to just do grunt work the desktop is going to do the gaming.
post #26 of 48
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Originally Posted by JamsD View Post
This is the combo I would buy.

I like that a lot, can you link that list to me?
thanks
post #27 of 48
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I like that a lot, can you link that list to me?
thanks
Sure thing, here you go.
post #28 of 48
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Yeah I am definitely liking the Asus Eee for my basic laptop. That gives me $900 to spend on a build... any other suggestions for that budget? I noticed you didn't include a monitor in that build, JamsD... I do need a monitor for my desktop
post #29 of 48
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It's also possible I may just ditch the laptop idea entirely and put the $1300 entirely into a desktop if I decide that I just wont use the laptop enough to make it worth it. I'll keep you guys updated.
post #30 of 48
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Haha no.. the laptop is going to just do grunt work the desktop is going to do the gaming.
Then I would recommend a Mac. However, that would deplete your funds for a gaming computer (desktop)... In which case I would have to NOT recommend it lol

Fast/powerful computers REALLY aren't needed for school... An EEE would probably do just fine. I just wish those things would have better batteries!!! They're so weak; you would expect them to get 8+ hours of batt life
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