laptop for college

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  1. arc3 ange1

    arc3 ange1 Never be bought, Never be sold

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    I need a laptop for college here pretty soon and was wondering which brand has the best displays...and also which ones are just good all around as far as dependability, durability and performance
     
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    IBM > Fujitsu > Toshiba
     
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    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    get a small, light laptop with at least 512 ram, dont expect to game. gaming laptops are outdated and unupgradeable within a year and then you have to haul it around.

    IBMs are extremely nice, kinda pricy
    dell is cheap and reliable (i have one and would buy another)
    i dont like toshiba displays
    never really messed with a fujitsu
     
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    arc3 ange1 Never be bought, Never be sold

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    do any brands get better battery life than others?
     
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    i like sony's
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    I'm a big fan of the compact laptops that IBM makes. They're small and light and Thinkpads are notoriously reliable (not to mention that IBM has pretty decent tech support in my experience - better than most computer companies). However, the best display I've seen on a notebook was on a Toshiba. The thing was beautiful, but I would never buy it since it was pretty big and heavy.
     
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    build your own at like ibuypower.com or something. Also, IBMs are great, but if money is an issue, I wouldn't go there.
     
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    IBM has good support, but I keep seeing their keyboards fail. And their prices are not very competitive. As far as displays, toshiba displays are not great. They're not bad, but not near great. Fujitsu has the best display I've ever seen -- but the rest of the notebook fucking sucks.

    asus is the compromise between reliability, performance, price, and support. Go asus.
     
  10. Juvenall

    Juvenall What Would Juvie Do?

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    If you have a more then your normal college budget, I would *HIGHLY* recomend the Sony Vaio VGN-T170P. I have one at my office and my girlfriend has one she takes to school and we both love the things. On average, we get about 6 hours of batter life out of the little 3lbs box. It's far from a big powerhouse, but it's super thin and light.
     
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    For max battery life make sure you get a Centrino, or a Mac. A P4 will suck battery like a hoover.
     
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    apple powerbook?
     

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