I’m thinking to buy a new laptop but I’m not sure which one to buy basing from my needs. I’m a university student and I’m planning to use it for the next 4 years or so.
1.Microsoft Office – Word, Powerpoint etc
4.I sometimes use photoshop but only basic stuff (editing my pictures from light to dark etc)
5.I got a lot of pictures but I usually transfer it to my external HD. I love photography though and I usually transfer it to my computer then check the pictures then transfer it to my external HD. My old computer always freeze whenever I do this.
6.I’m not really looking for a very fast computer but I hate sluggish computer as well.
7.I’m debating if I need a built in DVD driver / CD writer now… 80% of me says I prefer it that way. I got CD’s of Powerpoint, Anti Virus, MS office etc that’s why.
1. Listen to music with my laptop
2. Watch DVD using my laptop
3. Watch Youtube
4. Play video games
5. Really care for storage size since I got external HD already
6. Really care for brand name but I'm leaning towards Asus based from my explanation below.
7. Really care for touch screen
My first question is…based from my needs – should I buy Intel I3 or I5? I’m thinking to buy Asus (15" to be specific) based from the positive customer service reviews. I prefer a company that can help me when problems arise – I might be wrong though. Is there another laptop company that’s better or good in terms of laptop and customer service quality? I know Apple is great but it’s not within my budget. My max budget is 600 bucks. I also like a laptop that doesn’t look “plastic” or "cheap" looking. I know… but I’m sure there are laptops out there that is less than 600 bucks but it looks decent. J
I think my main focus now is if I should research for Intel I3 or I5 laptops then I go from there. But if you have a 15” laptop recommendation based from my needs, can you pls throw it out? And where’s a good website that I can buy laptops? I know Amazon, B&H and Adorama.
Thank you very much! Sorry for the very long post.
Edited by So_Be, 27 June 2014 - 12:34 PM.