i need help picking a laptop

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  1. mutantpotato666

    mutantpotato666 New Member

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    ummmmm... i need a laptop for college buts i dont know the tech terms of wut exactly im looking for... all i want is sumthin with tons of CPU/proccessing power, lots of RAM, and tons of space on the hard drive... i want all this or close to all this for the price range of 1,500-2,000 dollars... any suggestions???????
     
  2. seadub

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    If you can't even be bothered to do a little research, I suggest you get a Macbook.
     
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    That's a bold claim. I have a unibody MacBook and I love it... it's nearly as powerful as the base model MBP without the dedicated GPU, and not too big to carry around with a bunch of school books.
     
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    thanx for the suggestions... im not in a reel rush to get one just yet since this desktop works pretty well... so im just gonna be lookin around for a while
     
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    Macbooks are pretty cool if you can afford one. What are you going to be using it for?
    And I like the XPS models. For 2k you can get a pretty powerful one with a very unnecessary 8gb of ram! :eek3:
     
  7. mutantpotato666

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    Im not too big of a computer gamer (i prefer consoles) but i do like lots of memory for song or video storage, lots of RAM to run a variety of different programs, and lots of CPU because i tend to get carried away and multitask with like 4-5 programs running and anywhere from 3-7 tabs open in my browser
     
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    I don't think tabs have a dramatic effect on ram since your only working with one page at a time. If you do a lot of multi-tasking get one with a big screen, unless your taking it to class. You can always get an external monitor to plug it into.
     
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    Yeah, what's wrong with a MacBook? I have no complaints about mine.
     
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    Agree. I got the $999 model and I love it. I would have liked to get a unibody and suggest you do if you can afford it but that was my limit. Even so it's fantastic to bring to class with me.
     
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    lenovo thankpad

    they have a really good sale right now
     
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    i have another question... wut is the difference between a laptop and a notebook??? they seem almost identical to me and some sites will differentiate between the two and split them up... that just confuses me even more
     
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    No difference. Different words with the same meaning.
     
  14. Doomsday

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    they are often used interchangeably, but generally,... 'notebooks' are smaller laptops.
     
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    Well that makes things a whole lot easier since now i dont have to do a pros and cons list for laptops v. notebooks
     
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    get a MacBook
     
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    honestly I would go with this:
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/FB470LL/A?mco=MjE0NDk5Mw

    apple laptops are just so freaking nice. it's great not having to worry about viruses and such and they get great battery life. as for people always saying you can do so much more on windows, it's just not true. pages>word; numbers>excel; hell if you want to get fancy terminal>>>>command prompt; The only thing I miss on mac is mspaint and steam games but I didn't buy my laptop to game.

    also you don't need tons of memory. If you have to ask about what computer you should buy then you are not a demanding enough user that you need 4+gb of ram or a 4.5ghz processor. At work my computer is a 3.0ghz p4 single core with 2ghz of ram, at any given time I have 2 firefox windows open with at least 5-10 tabs in each, opera, itunes, notepad++, intelij,groupwise email, and oracal calendar. I very rarly use more than 80% of the ram on the system even with all that running.

    For media, keep what you use regularly on your computer and then put anything else on an external or better yet a nas(probably will not have anyway to do this first year in college).
     
  19. pyehac

    pyehac if she's old enough to cross the street, she's old

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    and if you really need to, you can windows via bootcamp
     
  20. mutantpotato666

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    well i have brought this computer to a crawl on many occasions and even freeze it up completely like 3 times per month and this computer already has 1 gig of RAM and a 2 ghz processor... i also have like 80 gig of memory and i have to constantly delete bunches of my files to make room for more stuff... ive been with windows my whole life so im keen to pick something other than a mac, but im not ruling out the mac completely because ive heard good things about it... im just reeely confused at wut to get... TOO MANY OPTIONS
     
  21. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    I suggest one with a spell and grammar checker built in.
     

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