In the market for my college laptop

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  1. Atenza6i

    Atenza6i New Member

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    Whats up guys. My first post in the Comp & Prog forum...:coolugh:

    My family printer at home is broken, so my parents were looking for a new one. However, they're willing to help me out on my laptop purchase, so they're telling me that i might as well choose a laptop right now, so we could possibly save some money in the process.

    This laptop will be used for college. I'm graduating from highschool this june, and will be leaving for college this coming fall.

    I'm not really picky, especially because i do not have extensive knowledge with computers and notebooks. However, i will rarely be gaming on it, but will want enough power and speed. I'd like sufficient memory b/c i will probably have tons of music and pictures on it.

    What do you guys recommend? I'm hearing the dells are good, but quality is just okay.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    What are you looking to spend? Also what type of gaming are you planning on doing, FPS or Diablo type stuff.
     
  3. FreeSpace

    FreeSpace Guest

    Gah. Dell's consumer machines are horribly unreliable, and their tech support sucks.

    www.ihatedell.net

    Read the end user forums there, and you'll see my point.

    It's a better idea to get an IBM if you are not heavy into games, an Asus if you a demanding gamer, or a Voodoo if you are a hardcore gamer.

    I'd recommend the Asus out of those three.
     
  4. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I'd recommend an Apple PowerBook (or iBook if you're on a tighter budget). They're the best laptops around by a longshot.

    However, if you're looking for a Windows (or Linux) machine, I like the IBM Thinkpads and have heard some very good things about the Asus products.
     
  5. P07r0457

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    Dell is CRAP
    Toshiba is CRAP
    Sony is CRAP
    Fujitsu is CRAP
    etc, etc

    Asus makes awsome machines and has good support
    IBM makes good machines and has good support
    Apple makes good machines but has really bad support
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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