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Budget of 1300(max) looking for a student laptop

by dansterrocks / February 22, 2007 12:25 AM PST


I am currently looking for my first - ever laptop. For college, I am planning to move far away from my house, so I am intending to leave my desktop and purshase a notebook. This would be my first time getting a laptop, so I need some advice. I would like something portable, but not too small, because I do like watching movies and occasionally playing games. This is the computer I have picked out
but many of my friends are telling me there are many sites online that offers better price and deals. Anyways, I would love hear opinions from you guys. Thanks.

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by JackTheCrow / February 22, 2007 3:18 AM PST

You can fully customize a dell 1505 or a hp dv6000t with a lot better hardware than the machine on your link. For best preformance-to-price ratio, customize a notebook with a t7200 core 2 duo processor 2.0ghz and try to stay away from integrated graphics cards if you plan on doing some gaming.

here's a link:

in addition; if you configure a 1505 that's over $999, use this code to get an additional 20% off discount: 9J8GXZ1S0RXMB? (valid thru march 1)

here's a link for the dv6000t:

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by dansterrocks / February 22, 2007 7:06 AM PST
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thanks a bunch. I heard Dell has some maintenance it true?

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by JackTheCrow / February 22, 2007 8:00 AM PST
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not so much maintenance, but rather customer support. But customer support is generally bad all around for all the big name brands so it doesn't really matter.

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I agree
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / February 22, 2007 8:55 AM PST
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You can't get a perfect after-sale service. All manufacturers have difficulties... Generally, if you stay in Lenovo, HP, Dell and Toshiba, you're sure to get a good machine and an acceptable support.

Some people will tell you that the after-sale service has issues, and other like me will tell you that the after-sale service are completely useless because the quality of the machine is good and you don't need to call them to get the machine repaired. I called them once because I needed the Windows intallation DVD to format my hard-drive ...

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Hey I've got something much better for you
by jmanjohns2 / February 23, 2007 3:17 AM PST

If you want to play games and you are a student, I'd recommend something nice and light with a decent graphics card. I'd recommend an Asus computer from Unless you're pretty into technology you probably haven't heard much about them in the US, but they are a huge reputable company and you can get a decent two year warranty. I'd recommend this model: It may squeak in just under your budget and it has a big hard drive, fast processor, plenty of ram, decent battery life, nice build quality, and a great price. I realize you might want to stick with brands like Dell and HP, but, honestly, after having owned both of them, I can safely say you miss anything. (Plus HP and Dell don't actually make their own stuff anyway, they contract out to companies like Asus, Compal, and Clevo). Good luck.

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