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Student needing notebook, need suggestions

I'm looking for a notebook to take to school with the following specs:

14-17 inch display
XP pro or newest mac system
512 ddr ram
60 gb
wireless
cd-rw/dvd combo drive

I'm considering both windows and mac systems and I don't want to spend more than $1500.

What should i get?

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What will it be used for?

In reply to: Student needing notebook, need suggestions

And does the school have a program in place?

A local school here has a Dell deal with 4 years support and repair. And an office with Dell support. People would kill for such a deal.

Bob

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uses

In reply to: What will it be used for?

I'll be using it for basic internet, word processing, storing music, watching dvd's. No photoshop or intense games.

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That word processing.

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Some profs get uppity about file formats and more. Be sure you have a line on what word processing software you'll require since it can take a bite into the budget.

With such a light list, you have a choice of about anything.

Bob

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