Laptop for college

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  1. lightsout

    lightsout New Member

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    I need to buy a laptop for college soon but I want it to replace my desktop. I do play some games on my computer so it would need to be able to handle some of the newer games. I was thinking about getting a Dell XPS...but they seem so expensive. What is your guys' take on them? Is there something similar I can get for a cheaper price?
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    You might want to wait till after you're enrolled. Most major Universities and Colleges have deals worked out with the major manufacturers. You can save tons of money.

    I got my Dell Inspirion E1705 for 20% off, then I got the extended warranty (with accidental spill and drop) for only $50 extra for 3 full years!!

    This is my primary gaming rig and I love it. I think the XPS line is just overpriced but it's also supposed to have optimized pipelines for gaming, or something like that. Man I'm a huge gamer and my comp works great!! It's the E1707 with Core2Duo (2Ghz), 2 Gb Ram, 100GbHD and Nvidia 7900 Go.

    There's only been one game I can't play at full graphics and that's Age of Empires 3 and then I only had to turn down the complex shadows and trilinear filtering...and it worked great and still looked awesome.
     
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    Coottie BOOMER......SOONER OT Supporter

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    Also if you need software or other stuff, check out Academic Superstore. They have great prices on stuff for students. I picked up Macromedia Studio 8 and saved $600+ off the retail price.

    You'll have to prove you're a student but it's really easy.

    here's the link:
    http://www.academicsuperstore.com/
     
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    Thanks for your reply...I know my college has a deal with Dell you get a discount. So I would be getting the discount if I did get an XPS
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Buy a Thinkpad or an Apple.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    What is so amusing about buying an Apple notebook?
     
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    well, I agree with Penguin Man.

    You either want to run Windows, *nix, or OSX. If you want Windows or *nix then Lenovo is your best-bet. If you want OSX, welcome to Apple.

    Either way, they are the two best suggestions that serve 99.9% of users needs or "laptop recommendations".
     

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