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#1 Nbrown2341313

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:28 AM

Any laptops that are reasonably priced for a college student. The one I'm leaning towards is a discounted refurbished one at newegg

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834258519 

 

Although this seems almost too cheap. Thoughts about this laptop?



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 08:04 AM

IMO try to find an Asus or Toshiba they have the best life cycles of all, stay away from Chrome Books they are limited on what you can install.

 

http://blog.intuit.com/money/the-pros-and-cons-of-using-a-chromebook-as-your-primary-work-computer/


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#3 Nbrown2341313

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:09 PM

I'm definitely staying away from chromebooks ill be entering as a physics and math major so running programs like mathematica etc will be a must.

 

With that being said, do you think the laptop I linked above will be able to handle running programs such as this and be a decent laptop for school work?



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:42 PM

That machine may run Mathematica, but don't expect much more from it.  A refurb will save you money, but don't expect this machine to be a power house.  Mathematica may run, but not very fast.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 02:18 PM

Okay thanks for the input I guess I'll just keep looking if it isnt going to be able to run efficiently. Just seemed liked a good deal for my price range.Whatever I find has to be under $300.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:34 PM

If that is your price range, you're not going to find a lot better.






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