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Old 07-02-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Laptop For College Yo

So I got accepted, got a grant, and am going to college this fall. Looking to get a laptop for college etc. Majoring in Computer Science, gonna be taking programming classes and what not.

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Was wondering, would a macbook be ok to get? I know you can dual boot windows and Linux and all that on them, so I don't think compatability would be an issue. Anyone here think a windows PC would be better?

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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Macbooks aren't worth the price. Just get a half decent ACER or something. Find something that's durable.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:13 AM   #3
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the latest non-Pro Macbooks were absolute garbage, too, from my own experience at least. Not powerful enough to handle their own OS in some instances, mine would crash on startup in both Windows and OSX pretty frequently. It was not a fun experience. You really don't want to spend a fuckton more money just for a pro, either. Unless you're planning on programming for OSX I wouldn't bother.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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Sounds good to me. Thanks for the input! I'll be looking to get a good laptop from someone other than Apple.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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it's really soon to ask but, what will be the main use for the laptop? if it is for general use, might as well get a tablet, but if it is for programming or more technical stuff get a laptop.

i think i might have heard that ASUS have good products nowdays, HP are good as well but they come with too much pre-installed stuff (mainly, HP applications).
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #6
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:00 PM   #7
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Skipped that part. Siz gets B- and a 60$ fine
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:24 PM   #8
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I'll up it to an A- because you're a nice guy. I'll forgive the fine this time, but no more after that.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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Any decently priced laptop. Buy for price and peformance over brand. That being said, I like ASUS and Acer, and HP is ok. I'm not a fan of Dell or Toshiba, but that's just me.

Performance wise, I'd say an i3 or i5 with 4 - 6GB of RAM should be just fine for anything other that games and stuff. Even at that point, most games should run on low settings. Most programming stuff is very low resource intensive from my experience. Anything over an i5 or the AMD equivalent is just ridiculous.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:10 PM   #10
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I purchased a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 with the following specs for around $750 after taxes:

-Intel i5 3210m
-1600X900 matte display
-300 gb 7200 rpm hard drive
-4 gigs of RAM (upgraded it to 8 myself later)
-I believe an intel ultimate N wireless card
-microphones/webcam, so on and so forth

I love this laptop. It's good enough for light gaming (League of Legends being my main squeeze on PC), is extremely durable, has excellent battery life, and a lot of little things that I enjoy (always-on charging usb 2.0 port, two usb 3.0 ports, a usb on the right side for a mouse, keyboard is phenomenal, etc). Also, the thinklight has completely changed the way I thought about backlit keyboards. I don't know if the prices are still the same, but through the Barnes and Noble Gold website I knocked off like $400 from the price:

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/c...arnesnoblegold

It's free to sign up for that and it saves a ton of cash, provided it's the same way when I ordered mine last year.

Anyway, best of luck making the choice, just thought I'd throw out my experience on this lappy if it will help at all.

EDIT: Definitely make sure to levy your status as a college student with whatever company you shop at. I'm fairly certain that most brands such as Sony, Apple, Lenovo, and probably Acer/others give big discounts to students.

Cheers!

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