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post #1 of 19
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What in your opinion is the best laptop screen size for the college student?

I just bought this one what do you think?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834101241

As you can see, my rig sig is for my gaming, and I bought this purely with the intent of microsoft word and excel and other school work.


What's the best size for a screen and regardless, what is your favorite? Do you know how you can tell if I can upgrade this laptops RAM? I'm don't know to much about laptops.

The laptop runs amazing for recertified BTW, looks brand new, functions perfectly, would recommend to anyone via newegg recerts.

Thanks.
post #2 of 19
Hi yeah that laptop should be fine for college work i use mine (sig) for college use and casual gaming i.e borderlands wouldnt worry about more ram unless u see it using 3gb or more i upgraded mine from 3 to 6gb ram purley because needed it to run vitual machines

as screen size goes i've allways found 15.6 to be the best for laptops love mine
post #3 of 19
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Thanks. Yeah, I like the screen size, not too big, but not too small.

If it were any bigger it wouldn't fit in my backpack. I guess 17" is considered desktop replacement and not really a laptop? I was really surprised how awesome it was for being recertified, windows booted up fine, and I installed all necessary updates. I already removed some of the bloatware and cleaned it up a bit.

Thanks .
post #4 of 19
First of all ive never seen a "College" laptop that stayed "for school" for long. Even when there is a gaming tower involved.
Secondly, 15.6" is usually the best size for me too. Small enough to be carryable, big enough to do what is needed.
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I have a very light weight 17.1" HP laptop, 15.6 is good size, but I couldn't go smaller than what I have, especially when reading a text book pdf or pulling a long night working on things.
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post #6 of 19
14" or 15.6"

Portable.
Powerful as well, depending on which model.

The Asus K42Ja offers excellent power inside a 14" laptop.
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir;11953580 
First of all ive never seen a "College" laptop that stayed "for school" for long. Even when there is a gaming tower involved.
Secondly, 15.6" is usually the best size for me too. Small enough to be carryable, big enough to do what is needed.

Haha, true. I have my tower, and I don't live on Campus, so I don't think I would ever choose to game on a laptop, even if it was a really nice laptop, when I have my desktop setup.
post #8 of 19
15" was perfect for me. I had a Macbook Pro.
 
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post #9 of 19
I own a 17" Compaq and I just bought an m11x. I would never buy another laptop larger than 14" with the intent of carrying it around on a regular basis.
post #10 of 19
I like the Dell 1545 for some reason, the specs are more than enough for Word and Excel, supports 1080p playback and an optional Blu-ray drive, and its screen is a 15.6" 1366x768 so its good enough. The price was around $400 NEW when I got it, but I upgraded a few things like the ram from 2Gb ram-3Gb and I upgraded the intel WIFI. It goes for around $250 used or refurbished
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