Buying a laptop at Walmart

I am looking for a laptop to use for college. Is it true that you should not buy laptops at retail stores like Walmart because they more likely to be "lemons"?

Also, what type of laptop (brand, and memory) is the best for an undergraduate Nursing student?

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We picked up a few from there.

The only one that I had trouble with was not about Walmart but its maker flubbed it's repair and walked out on me. Imagine the poor soul that depended on the warranty?

HP, yes, I'm talking about you again.

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Think of it business sense wise.

What good does it do HP, Dell, Toshiba or any laptop company to knowingly put their lemons at a specific retail chain. Their goal is to sell laptops and Walmart is an outlet and if they sell someone a good laptop at Walmart the customer may buy that same brand again. ALthough some people would attach the negative to Walmart if they got a lemon but the bulk of the bad feeling would be towards Dell, HP and Toshiba.

Remember a 400 laptop will be the around same quality whether you buy it at Walmart, Best Buy or Newegg.

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