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I have the Acer Aspire One 522. Needed something cheap but was completely amazed. Love the keyboard but can also do some gaming. So far I've tried Civ 4, Killing Floor, Rift, Magicka. Really wasn't expecting this from a netbook.
post #12 of 62
Up until last year I used my 5 year old Asus Z96Js 15.4" but then I revived an early 2008 Macbook Pro which I now use, I rarely use SnowLeopard tho, I usually just use Win 7 x64
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Well, I don't have a laptop here at college; I haven't found the need for it with my sig rig around... though next year I won't be on campus, so I'll probably end up with a laptop at that point. The MBPs should be getting a refresh at that point with the Sandy Bridge processors with the smaller manufacturing process around that time. Other than MBPs... I'm waiting for solid options to start popping up from the Windows side of things.
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Well, I don't have a laptop here at college; I haven't found the need for it with my sig rig around... though next year I won't be on campus, so I'll probably end up with a laptop at that point. The MBPs should be getting a refresh at that point with the Sandy Bridge processors with the smaller manufacturing process around that time. Other than MBPs... I'm waiting for solid options to start popping up from the Windows side of things.
The HP envy line seems to be popular, idk if they have been updated for Sandy Bridge yet though. Also, Go Buffs!

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post #15 of 62
I purchased a Dell XPS 15 a while back.Specs:Intel Core i5-480M 2.66GHz/2.93GHz, 3M,4GB,DDR3,2 DIMM,NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M 1GB graphics.Works well so far.Im even able to do some medium gaming on it.GTA4,Superbikes,Hawxs etc.Purchased it for light duty,web browsing etc.Was pleasantly surprised.
    
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Mid 2010 MacBook Pro 15".
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post #17 of 62
I use my Dell XPS M1330 which is really nice cause it's extremely portable but still a good size to function as a real laptop.

'Course..I don't know how happy I'd currently be if I didn't have my sig rig at college with me too (:
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post #18 of 62
Toshiba Portege R700, dual booting Linux and Win 7. I tired to install OS X on it but that failed.
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My Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q892 does what I need it to do. Battery life is around 3.5 hours if I just do basic activities, MS Word, etc, and about 2 hours for gaming if I want to play a little bit. I carry the brick wherever I go regardless.

It's amusing actually. I customized the power settings so that the screen's brightness is lower, the screen goes idle sooner, and automatically downclocks to the lowest clock faster than the power saver feature it comes with. XD So my Performance Mode uses less power at idle and lasts the longest. I got smart with this machine.
     
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post #20 of 62
I got the MSI EX625 for college. I was fortinate to buy it two years ago, before it was discontinued.

$750
P7350 c2d 2.0
Mobility Radeon HD 4670
320GB

I still love it, even with 2 RMA's, new cd/dvd drive, fourth power brick, and a dead battery that needs replacing. lol
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