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

by Freelansir / June 27, 2005 5:01 AM PDT

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:

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by Freelansir / June 27, 2005 11:21 AM PDT

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.

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too big
by amusicguy / June 27, 2005 12:55 PM PDT
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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.

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