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Searching for a laptop (for school)

by DR_COOL / August 12, 2010 3:32 PM PDT

I'm looking for a new laptop for school. I'm looking to either buy it now or hold out till the November/December deals. I'm looking for a computer that is lightweight and has a good battery life (5-6 hours). I'm not looking to play games on it, just do school work and run media programs (music, photos, DVDs) and other assorted stuff. I do have some demanding programs. Either way, I'm looking to spend $900-$1000. I started looking at the HP Pavilion dm4. Any other suggetions? Thank you.

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Nice choice but
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 12:11 AM PDT

The laptop for school question is asked many times already. Did you read the discussions?
Bob

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Yes
by DR_COOL / August 13, 2010 1:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Nice choice but

I did. I was also hoping to get some feedback on the HP pavilion dm4. I've heard mixed things about it.

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Go try one.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 13, 2010 11:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes

I like the size. The 14 and 15 inch laptops fair pretty well over time and use. There are some hundred variations of the dm4 but look firsthand at the display and keyboard to see if you like them. Unless you opt for the long life battery, it usually needs replacement after year 2 if you use the battery daily.
Bob

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Envy
by DR_COOL / August 14, 2010 1:42 PM PDT
In reply to: Go try one.

Ya I saw it at Best Buy today and liked it. Tempted to get the Envy 14 though.

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laptop suggestion
by IsabellaJ_WinTeam / August 13, 2010 4:05 AM PDT

Hi there,

You may also want to look into the Dell Studio 15. It is below your budget at $649 and I think it will suit your needs well because it has a fast processor, 4 GB of RAM, and 500 GB of hard drive space. The Sony Vaio EB series is another great choice for college students (it has similar specs to the Dell) but also has a Blu-ray player.

What do you think?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team

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