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I second this
Heh, I only mention this because I followed this path already, where I brought only a gaming laptop to college at first. I soon added on a netbook because the gaming laptop was too unwieldy to bring along around campus, and now next semester I'll be bringing my desktop computer and netbook, while leaving the gaming laptop at home for whenever I come back for those couple of weeks for break.
    
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post #12 of 36
Another vote for the desktop + notebook. Frankly, a massive desktop replacement is the last thing you want to lug around, constantly searching for space and outlets. Plus, you have a backup PC either way.
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post #13 of 36
Buy a windows laptop that is compatible with snow leopard. You get the best of both world...
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I got Asus G73JH-X1 and A1 model and don't have any problem. My friend also got Asus G73JH-X1 model and very happy with it.

Accidental Damage Warranty 1 year ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty - Drops, Fire, Spill, Surge
Parts 2 years limited
Labor 2 years limited
like I said, that's great, and I was hopeful with the ASUS warranty too. I'm happy they airmailed it all the time but again the issue was that THEY DIDN'T FIX IT. I couldn't keep it on my lap without it restarting over and over let alone a flat table and yet the said "we stress test our products before they go out". What a crock of ****.. I finally sold it after I gave up on asus and the 5 time sending it in for repair. word to the wise they will not replace your laptop after 5 repairs.
post #15 of 36
I would recommend something from HP (high performance or envy) with either a 5650m or 5850m switchable graphics and an Arrandale CPU. Can't be beat IMO. My sister has a dv6t with i5 430m, 5650m switchable graphics and a 500gb 7200rpm hard drive. And this was only ~$1100 shipped with customizations from HP.com including a different color (extra $30). Be sure to search google for HP coupon codes, we got one that took off 10% iirc.

An Envy 17 would be great IMO. 5850M switchable graphics, and $1500 for either i5 430m and a 1920x1080 display, or an i5 520m and a 1600x900 display, or $1600 for both.

This would smack around a GTS360m.
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post #16 of 36
those are hardly laptops, more like collapsible desktops, those are huge.
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post #17 of 36
You can't beat Thinkpads for quality. If you can stretch to $1600 they've got a W series model with a Quadro 880M, about equivalent to a GT330M. It's also got an i7-720QM and 2GB DDR3 1066.
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...8E1488F7083D90

Specs aren't as good, but these are built like tanks.
post #18 of 36
Use this thread and get an m15x laptop.

http://www.overclock.net/online-deal...704-22-fs.html
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post #19 of 36
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Sagars are great. I think they are just a bit too pricey.
this is within his price range... and it has by far the best graphics card when you look at what other people are suggesting.
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post #20 of 36
I third the desktop plus net book (or even a small laptop like I have)

I'm also taking IT classes and there are 4 other guys that bring "desktop replacement" laptops and they are just so unpractical to lug around. They think its cool but they look like dorks scrambling around looking for power outlets.
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