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post #21 of 42
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Sorry for the triple post, YIKES, but would this be better for college then?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834215001
post #22 of 42
Trust me. I'm in my third year of college (part time). You want something portable (10"-12"), long battery life, durable, and relatively snappy.

In your price range that makes the best choices the HP D1MZ and the Thinkpad X120e.
post #23 of 42
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There is no way I could get something 10"-12". That's netbook size and those are tiny
post #24 of 42
You used one? There's a big difference.

7"-10" is a netbook. 10.6"-12" is subcompact notebook, and there's a world of difference. Trust me, even though the size measurements may not sound much bigger, the higher resolution and full sized keyboards of a subcompact make a huge difference. It feels like a full sized laptop, just more portable.
post #25 of 42
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Thanks,

Does anyone know about a website that compares mobile graphics or a charts or something along those lines?
WHY...DOES...NO....ONE....READ....OR...SEE...THE.. .DAMN....STICKIES?!

Sorry. But OP. It's right at the top of this thread. Read that first and then ask.
     
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Relax, that's not the point of the thread.
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That last Acer you posted has dedicated graphics and there are other Timeline models in smaller form factors that might fit portability a little better plus better battery life and less $. Acer will have a Timeline refresh next month.

Also, there are some really good HP coupons around right now, that feature Sandybridge cpus (dv6tse). I have one in my cart and may do it soon. I'm just worried that after some last gen stock is depleted, some better models will show up like the other poster said. Asus has the K53 on Amazon but it's only a SB i3 so no turbo. But $600 is not bad and it's brown. Finally, remember that the HD 3000 on the Sandybridge beats some dedicated gpus from not long some of which are still being sold.
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post #29 of 42
If you're bringing your PC too, and just want something lightweight and be able to surf the web in class, there's no need to get a powerful or expensive laptop.

You'd definitely want something 14" or less. B/t books and notes, your bag will be heavy enough as it is. Anything over 14" is just too big to carry around campus IMO.

I'd say look at Asus laptops, they have quite a few 13" offerings that uses CULV processors. If you don't play games on your laptop, those will be good enough for web browsing/word/excel.
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post #30 of 42
If you want a 15.6" laptop then I would highly suggest you look at the new Asus k53e laptops. There are two different models available, from the pictures I've seen they looks good, dark brown/copperish brushed aluminum with a chiclet keyboard. 6GB RAM, 720p screen, and the option of either a 2310m(2.1GHz dual core, hyper threaded, no turbo boost) or a 2410m(2.3GHz dual core, hyper threaded, turbo boost to 2.9GHz). I'll throw some links in for you, its actually the laptop I am thinking about purchasing as I will be bringing my sig rip to college so I won't need it to game and the intel integrated 3000 graphics seems to be acceptable now.
2310m: http://www.buy.com/prod/asus-k53e-a1...219949666.html
2410:http://www.buy.com/prod/asus-k53e-b1...219949667.html

edit: it appears that the 2310m model only comes with windows 7 starter 32-bit while the 2410m model comes with windows 7 home premium 64-bit. I feel that rules out the lower end model unless this is a mistake on the part of buy.com.

edit 2: the lower end model($624.99) is listed as having only 4GB of RAM but having windows 7 home premium 64-bit on amazon.com, I am really unsure what is true about this laptops specs right now. I might contact Asus directly to try and get an accurate answer, if it is indeed 6GB of RAM and does have a full 64-bit version of windows 7 this looks to be a very promising laptop.
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