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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834200061

It's for a highschool student who'll use it for school and college. It has to last a tleast 3 years. The budget is 700$, do you guys think this is good for him?
post #2 of 12
it will last him long time. nuff said.

gaming wise id give it 1-2 years before it starts struggling with new titles.
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For Gaming? 1-2 years
For regular computing? 3-5 years
For a clumsy person? Extend the warranty, get accidental damage protection, and then id say it'll last until the accident after the warranties are up.
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550v is about the same as a G220 which should be..

Not really that good to begin with. I'm curious if there's a laptop with your pricerange, let's say, your maximum would be about 750dollars?

We're looking for something that's at least close to an 8800GT for a proper gaming experience.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834214043
One. GT240 equivalent.

Should play most games at highest settings. That, or get a GT430M or GT420M laptop.
post #5 of 12
Guys, if it is for school, then gaming is not the primary concern.

OP,
I'd get an Asus, or a Lenovo Thinkpad, or a Dell Vostro, or a Toshiba Protege.

Those should all be very reliable.
post #6 of 12
Well you're definitely going to want AT LEAST a Core i3. At $700 you might get lucky and find a Core i5. The Dell you're looking at seems an alright price though. My brother got a similar one from Acer for $499 except it had 3Gb of ram.
    
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by skatingrocker17 View Post
Well you're definitely going to want AT LEAST a Core i3. At $700 you might get lucky and find a Core i5. The Dell you're looking at seems to be a pretty good price though.
What for? A core i5(Dual core) is nothing more than a core i3 with a higher clockspeed and some unlocked features that dont really help with computing. :I

Now if it were a quad core in question? Then I'd pay the difference.

Otherwise, it doesnt merit the price.
post #8 of 12
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I forgot to make this clear, but this is not for gaming at all. Just for word processing, web browsing and typing papers
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Morizuno View Post
I forgot to make this clear, but this is not for gaming at all. Just for word processing, web browsing and typing papers
WELL. In that case, why bother with the 600 dollar ones? Go through newegg and I'm sure you'll find one for less than 400 dollars.

If not that, then an Atom for cheap($200). Save the rest of your cash.

Edit: Found these.

Intel Pentium P series. These are practically Core i3's with more specs cut!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152222
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220911
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834157388
Edited by Kand - 12/22/10 at 4:38pm
post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by Kand View Post
WELL. In that case, why bother with the 600 dollar ones? Go through newegg and I'm sure you'll find one for less than 400 dollars.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152222
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220911
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834157388
Only the Asus is worth getting. The other two will not last at all.

As I said before, if you want reliability, look at Asus, and look at business class laptops.

Even if you have to pay a bit of a premium, you are much better off in the long run.
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