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Laptop for College


I'll be attending college this fall, close to a month from now and I'll need a laptop.

I have a lot of money saved up from work, graduation, etc. Any suggestions?

Please link me to the product page, if you have experience with the laptop, why you like it, etc.

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I bought recently a high-end Dell Inspiron 6400 (aka E1505):
http://www.dell.com/content/products...=19&l=en&s=dhs
Impressed and satisfied.

I have also 2 other MS based laptops in addition to a Mac):
- A Toshiba Qosmio F20: http://www.toshiba.ca/web/product.gr...3795&category=
- And an Ultra-Portable Sony SZ Series: http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTE...Dept=computers

They're both impressive.

It all comes to your specific needs. What are you looking for exactly? What is your field of study? What do you plan to do mainly with your laptop? Graphics and gaming, or both, or mainly busniess applications, surfing the Internet... etc?

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Well it'll be used for school work, but I also may put Photoshop etc on it

Have you heard anything about the Toshiba Tablet PCs, a friend of mine had one and it look sweet.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...i7bWg0g/4.?p=0

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I keep having problems with my dell inspiron 6000's keys popping off and it can get quite annoying so uh...yeah read a couple of reviews on http://notebookforums.com

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I keep having problems with my dell inspiron 6000's keys popping off and it can get quite annoying so uh...yeah read a couple of reviews on http://notebookforums.com
I think the 6000 model has been discontinued and is no longer sold by Dell.

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In the shop, we get 2 or 3 dell laptops per week that have to have the power connector soldered back on to the MOBO. (no joke)

I've only noticed the trend with Dell...
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It is mostly the "Law of large numbers". Dell is a market leader.
Personally, I'm "into" my 6th or 7th Dell. never had a glitch.

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In the shop, we get 2 or 3 dell laptops per week that have to have the power connector soldered back on to the MOBO. (no joke)

I've only noticed the trend with Dell...
Kevin

Is this a specific model or just in general? Thanks for the info.

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I want to say that it's mostly the inspiron 6xxx models, but don't quote me on that. But in a town of 25,000, 2 or 3 a week is a LOT....Then again, I've had my dell laptop for 3 years now and haven't had a problem yet....

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I want to say that it's mostly the inspiron 6xxx models, but don't quote me on that. But in a town of 25,000, 2 or 3 a week is a LOT....Then again, I've had my dell laptop for 3 years now and haven't had a problem yet....

Thank you for the feedback, I really appreciate it! I do agree with you on the amount being returned to you is a lot. I guess the old saying is true "They don't make them like they use to"

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For school I would highly recommend a Mac. You don't need headaches and dealing with viruses/spyware. You can get a macbook for $1000. They are getting ready to do a speed bump and most likely upgrade there video cards. You can find a macbook or macbook pro cheap once the speed bump takes place aug 7th.

There is rumors about a new macbook pro housing due to the current one overheating.

Mac Pro and ACD's will be upgraded to INTEL processors and new upgraded ACD's

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Macbook, Macbook Pro.

If your not into the apple thing load up winxp in bootcamp.

If that doesnt float your boat, try HP they make some excellent laptops.

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I'd suggest the MacBook (not Pro), or if you don't like Macs, than an alienware.

Preferably the Assasin Alienware Notebook. It has a 19 Inch screen

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i reccomend an intel pentium 3 1ghz laptop with 20gb space

that did the trick for me

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Any other suggestions or comments you guys?

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