Laptops forum

General discussion

Good deal on a qosmio g20, but good for student?

Hello. Basically my situation is that I need a laptop for university in the fall. I will use this computer for internet surfing, photoshop, powerpoint presentations, word processing, dvd's, listening to music, occasional gaming. extra with qosmio) playing my x-box using the 17inch screen. to expand upon the gaming as that seems to be the biggest factor when buying, i figure if it can play half life two now, it can play some decent games that might come out in a year, 2 years etc...

Now, i've done quite a bit of research online. The cons of the qosmio are bad battery life, heavy 9.5 pounds. But in terms of the better performance, i'd be willing to carry it. Also i don't for see myself travelling around too much to places where i could not plug it in (university classroms have some jacks) once concern is the fan, though. is it too loud for a classroom?

Another important thing about this is that i can acquire one for 2200 dollars candian (reg is 3500). It's not stolen, just an open-box one, but checked out before hand to make sure it's in good working order and nothing was wrong with it. This also means i would not have any extended warrenty. These are the most important stats:


Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Good deal on a qosmio g20, but good for student?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Good deal on a qosmio g20, but good for student?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -

In reply to: Good deal on a qosmio g20, but good for student?

also, if anybody knows any other computer decent models of computers (asside from dell) for within 2200 dollars CND which you could recommend would meet my needs, that is also something i could use some help on. Thanks.

Collapse -
too big

In reply to: also..

That is very big if you are planning on bringing it from class to class or all the way to the library for some quiet time to study. Also, the larger footprint could be intrusive in the classroom. I myself will probably go apple because it's much safer to use on the net and better for multimedia beginners, and I'm about to head off to college as well.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Sublime suburban chariot

High on style and technology, the 2019 Volvo XC90 is an incredibly satisfying everyday crossover.