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Laptop for college

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#1 Volh


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 03:27 PM


I'm currently seeking for a laptop to fit my needs at college. There are no difficult programs I have to use then the laptop probably doesn't need to be high-end. I'm currently using really old HP but that just has become a pain to use on a daily basis. Basically what I need is a laptop for school which can handle Streaming and would look decent.
I was thinking about Chromebook Toshiba 2 myself because it looks nice and is simple, But I am not sure if it would be comfortable for me to download and edit office, .pdf and .odt documents

Laptop or Desktop?

My budget for the new computer is:
~300$ (400$ max)
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)?
Mail, MS Office, PDF files, Netflix, Web browsing

What software do you intend on using on the computer?

Nothing fancy

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?

No games

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it?

I'd like it run a stream while creating documents with some internet tabs open

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?
10gb of music max

Will you be overclocking?

Location for online shopping/shipment/prices?

How many monitors are you planning to use?
Occasionally one 22" monitor

Do you need peripherals? OS?
Some Windows

Any particular reason why you are upgrading? startup takes ages, no backlight keyboard and alot of freezes

Thank you so much for your help :)

Edited by Volh, 02 September 2016 - 04:25 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 07:15 PM



Personally...I would be looking more for something like THIS .


I'm not an Intel fanboy but I think that a llaptop with i5 CPU for circa $250 is one that I would have to go for, were I a student.



Edited by hamluis, 03 September 2016 - 10:30 AM.

#3 saw101


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 09:08 PM

And a good article at LifeHacker: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-choose-the-perfect-back-to-school-laptop-1711946060

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.

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