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Getting a new school laptop

by KnockingDevil / May 28, 2015 7:27 PM PDT

Hey so I'm looking to get a new laptop for school. It won't need much grunt as I'll only be using it for school work, and probably streaming shows/ movies, and I'm not sure if I should be getting a ultrabook/ notebook/ laptop or chromebook. Preferably I don't want to go over $700 (NZD)

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Re: choose a laptop
by Kees_B Forum moderator / May 28, 2015 7:42 PM PDT

For such basic use a basic laptop will serve you well. No need at all for an expensive ultrabook, unless you find weight and battery life important factors.

Only condider a chromebook if you're sure you don't need any Windows or Mac software for school (depends on the content of the courses of course), because chromebooks only run a limited range of Google apps.


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anything should work
by renegade600 / May 29, 2015 5:03 AM PDT

chromebook would most likely do what you want unless you have classes the requires certain software. Laptops have come down in price to the point where the low in ones will run just about anything - unless you are a gamer. Ultrabook is too expensive for what you get unless you need the battery power.

What I would get if going back to school today is a tablet and possibly a keyboard. You can take notes on todays tablets like you would with pen and paper. good example is galaxy note series

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