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#1 bee24

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 05:05 PM

Hey guys, I need a laptop for college this year. I would say to spend $650 but is very flexible. I'm bring my desktop for gaming so all I would be doing is bring this laptop to class and doing things when I'm not in my room. Probably wouldn't be doing that much gaming but I'd like to have the option (maybe a cheap gpu?). Again, my budget is flexible, maybe a limited time offer deal would be nice. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 09:17 PM

I would recommend a laptop from Acer. I have an Aspire 4720z that's 4 years old and specifically for college, running MSWord and having Wireless internet etc. It out preformed the Dell Inspiron 1500 series that I had the year before (with the exception that Vista is a terrible resource hog) and the hardware survived a bit of trauma. Certain Acer models have memory that is upgradeable among other things. Parts are easy to find and replace and the prices tend to be more reasonable.

http://www.acer.com/worldwide/selection.html

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:25 PM

TOSHIBA Satellite L875D-S7232 - It will definitely play games and Toshiba is a lot more reliable with lower failure rates then Acer.

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