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#1 Zinus

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:27 PM

So I had made up my mind to buy the Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q102 for $1500; it had absolutely everything I could ask for in both a gaiming laptop and one I could take to collage. Then I realised the product had been falsely labeled; only having a resolution of 1680x945 instead of 1920x1080. Now my options are to go with the 102 or upgrade to the 104 for 200 more; I am starting to consider just buying a gaming desktop and a decent laptop for classes.

I have doubts about brining a 1800 dollar laptop to classes everyday, on top of that it's a HUGE machine... it would be fairly awkward to have in class. What do you guys suggest?

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 07:49 PM

I would have to agree about you buying a decent laptop for college. What is budget for the college laptop? You should build gaming desktop.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 09:58 PM

I will probably spend 300-400 on the laptop and around 1200 on the desktop; I imagine if custom built it will be around the same quality as the Q102 laptop.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:26 PM

A lot to consider, is how much dorm space you have-some dorms get quite crowded, especially if you got a roommate, having room for a full blown desktop gaming rig, and a laptop (your still gonna want to use it for homework, or at least have it on long enough to transfer files from computer to computer) Anyway, just something to think about. On another note, hauling a big ol honkin laptop between classes can be a pain as well.

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 10:51 PM

x2 and if you are going that strategy another thing to consider is what you are studying. If you are an engineer, get a computer that can run Solidworks so you need lots of memory. If you are an art major, get a computer with a big screen and lots of storage space. Basically since you aren't building the laptop try to find one that is spec'd for what you need it for.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 09:17 AM

A lot to consider, is how much dorm space you have-some dorms get quite crowded, especially if you got a roommate, having room for a full blown desktop gaming rig, and a laptop (your still gonna want to use it for homework, or at least have it on long enough to transfer files from computer to computer) Anyway, just something to think about. On another note, hauling a big ol honkin laptop between classes can be a pain as well.


I will be getting a condo near the collage so space is not much of an issue. I will be getting a smaller model for classes, probably just for taking notes, so a quiet and small laptop with a long battery life is what I will be looking for.

@thrill - I will more than likely enter the programming field.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:16 AM

For classes you should get a netbook like this one.
Have a look at this gaming rig.

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