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post #11 of 19
I have a 15" Toshiba.
Perfect for school and normal use.

Those little netbooks seem like a toy compared to normal sized notebooks.
post #12 of 19
yeah,it should be fine, go for it,good price.
post #13 of 19
The m11x has good screen density (?), more pixels per inch, so you can get the same resolution with less physical screen size.
post #14 of 19
Oh, my friend has that laptop as well. It's very durable (as in will remain functional), but if the screen is exposed to constant pressure (i.e. textbooks) the screen will be washed out in that area, however, it will return to normal after around 2 days with no pressure? Go figure. Also, the keys use very soft plastic, so will become very shiny quickly.

Somehow my friend was able to snatch one of these up with a 5650? I don't even see a 5650 listed as an option if I go to Gateway to configure one.
post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by mbarry View Post
The m11x has good screen density (?), more pixels per inch, so you can get the same resolution with less physical screen size.
m11x has a native resolution of 1366 x 768, where most netbooks are 1024 x 600. I love my m11x R2 so far.
post #16 of 19
Since I've my sigrig, I bought an Asus UL30A.

I have my sigrig for power, so with my laptop I focused exclusively on portability and battery life, and the UL30A fit the bill. 13.3" screen @ 3.7 lbs with 10 hours of real-world battery life from normal usage.

After a year with it, I have to say it's an excellent laptop and I wouldn't trade it for another model.
post #17 of 19
Asus G73..I'm in network administration, I use Linux, Windows and Novell.

8GB ram and the (altough it's MOBILE version) i7 is pretty cool.

I use the 5870 to play and stuff at friend's, at my mom's house and stuff.

Although, it's damn heavy, but I bough a 100$ bag at Future Shop and it helps. It get's heavy but it's pretty useful. I run 2-3 VM while people do them 1 by one on school's computer.

Depending on what you use it for, I would use a 15,6
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post #18 of 19
15" ftw. It is the best compromise between portability and usability imo. However, I personally prefer higher resolution screens. Mine is 15.4" and 1600x900, I would prefer the 1920x1080, but that was $200 more. It isn't the size so much (if you have good eyes) as it is the resolution. (The higher the resolution, the more you can fit on one screen)

As far as gaming.. most people will game on their laptop, especially if they live off campus. LAN parties are awesome. My laptop has an i5 and an nvidia 3100.. kinda bad, but it can play L4D2 etc.
post #19 of 19
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thanks for the input guys.

I got it, and it runs awesome. The i5 is hella fast, and the Intel HD graphics should be just enough for school work and occassional youtube videos and such

The 15.6" screens just right on size; around near the size of my bigger text books and the desktops I will be using it on.

I STILL much rather use my rig sig for regular use and gaming though

Thanks again guys.
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