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post #11 of 15
Ok, here is my choice. http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...el_name=NP5170

Edit: Also, if you would like to scale it down (literally in quality and price), you could try the lower quality Dell's with a 17" but you will lose 1920x1200 res. You may even be able to finance them with no interest for 12 months. They have a student discount, but check the price with and without because it is more of a marketing gimmic in most cases.

I bought an Alienware M15X for college lol but I sold it 2 weeks ago. Bulky, Heavy, hated the screen resolution, terrible battery life...
Edited by BWG - 4/12/11 at 7:00am
 
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Pretty much almost any laptop in that price range will work fine. You don't need a lot of power to right and compile source code. I would say when looking for one to buy, put emphasis on a bigger screen and longer battery life.
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I'm surprised people are so eager to suggest a 17in" laptop for school. From what I've heard from others (I only own a netbook) anything 15.6" or more is a hassle to drag around.

Personally I've been looking for a 13.3" laptop.
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I'm surprised people are so eager to suggest a 17in" laptop for school. From what I've heard from others (I only own a netbook) anything 15.6" or more is a hassle to drag around.

Personally I've been looking for a 13.3" laptop.
All my friends tell me that getting big laptops that you want to actually be portable is a complete drag.

I'm looking for anything 11" or above. Especially since I'm gonna be taking a rig with me as well.
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post #15 of 15
in a high resolution laptops the text size will be small...they are good for watching movies & playing games...
you just take a 14" or a 15" laptop
ASUS U41JC-A1 model will give you 8hrs of battery life after a single charge .
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