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Which laptop should I buy?

by whateverhead / June 22, 2011 12:08 PM PDT

I've been looking for a new laptop to start college with and found 2 that I like (one's a Vaio and the other is an ASUS). I always read good and bad things about each of these brands sooo I'm a bit stuck.I don't need anything fancy, just something for school that looks nice(I personally think the ASUS looks reallyyy boring). Silly Based on that, which of these 2 do you think I should purchase?

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Nice find.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 22, 2011 2:19 PM PDT

I'd get the i5, pocket the money and live with that machine for a few years.

Nice find. Very nice i5, no gamer intentions. Should work well.
Bob

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Missed the ?Recertified?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2011 1:16 AM PDT
In reply to: Nice find.

Be sure to get the extended warranty unless this is something you'll accept replacing or repairing later. This is not to say it's a sure thing it will fail any sooner than the other but I missed the "Recertified" note.

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Too me it's a no brainer
by orlbuckeye / June 22, 2011 10:18 PM PDT

with the Asus. It's hard to find a i5 thats cheaper then a i3. The only advantage I see of the sony is the memory can be expanded to 8 gig and the Asus max is 4 gb.

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Another thing I noticed is
by orlbuckeye / June 22, 2011 10:24 PM PDT

the warranty is only 90 days on the Asus. Here is the basically the same system with a 1 accidental damage warranty. Accident means it's your fault (like spilling water on it).

I know this system costs more. It looks like the assus you posted is being phased out.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230067

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also
by whateverhead / June 23, 2011 3:47 AM PDT

Thank you both for your input! I appreciate it cus I've been really torn about it. And I'll look into the one you showed me, orlbuckeye, but it's just a bit out of my price range.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2011 5:11 AM PDT
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I would not write such. I would head to Tomshardware and check the CPU charts.

2. Laptops are a compromise and given both run Windows, reliability is not in the vocabulary. It's the truth. If you doubt that, I can wait for the failure.
Bob

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