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    Well I'm about to start college in september, and being the cs major, I've begun to think about getting a laptop, since I'm going to commute and not live on campus. I think having something to get some work done on the 2 hour breaks between classes would be cool, and being a cs major It might be helpful too.
    The only problem is that I really don't know shit about laptops, I've never owned one, or even looked into buying one. So if anyone has any recomendations on a not too expensive one that will get the school work done, with a little internet, and possibly light gaming if it doesn't make the price jump up it'd be cool.
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    http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16834220032

    I think this laptop gives you the best bang for your buck and its got a nice graphics card for light gaming. It's never in stock for newegg but you can froogle it I guess.

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    hmm, I know you can build your own laptops if you wanted to, although its much more difficult that a desktop, anyone know if its really worth it?
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    No it's not. And no most people can't build their own laptops. Way way harder. Imo consider the weight. For me defenitely under 5lbs. But if I was hauling it around everywhere I'd get one under 3lbs. But the lighter the more $.

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    Spot on man, for my degree I'm gonna be taking computing science as well (applied sciences) at UBC for my ROTP. starting this sept, and ya I guess I'd better start looking for a laptop too. If I find any good deals I'll send em your way, but most of em will probably be from canadian sites. I'm getting a double major, computing science is one (obviously) and the other one I haven't really decided yet, but since military is paying for it, why not get the most out of a free education lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiranai_Baka View Post
    http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16834220032

    I think this laptop gives you the best bang for your buck and its got a nice graphics card for light gaming. It's never in stock for newegg but you can froogle it I guess.
    That's overpriced.

    core duo at only 1.8ghz, 15-in wxga, and a crappy 7300GO.

    Not good enough for $1300.

    Get something that has at least a 7600 or x1600 class graphics. That 7300 can't run anything.
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    Wait for the memroms to be released (in about a month).

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    alright, the more I think about the lappy, the less gaming is important, that would be a cool extra if possible. The most important things would be battery life, good reviews, something that can get some work done between classes, I have a car so if were to weigh 50lbs it wouldn't really matter. So if that helps in recomending then cool, but thanks anyway for the suggestions.
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    A 50lb laptop? I think thats called a desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zapjb View Post
    A 50lb laptop? I think thats called a desktop.
    He's joking right ? I'd look at a good used one , because of the prices .

    You never know what you may find .

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