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07-28-2010, 04:27 PM #1
Looking to purchase a new laptop. Suggestions?
I'm looking to get a new computer because mine currently is crap. It can't even run Starcraft I, a game which was released in 1998. I have restored several times, but I think its time to get a new one. I would be getting a laptop, for obvious reasons (portability). Here are what I would use it for:
-Surfing the web
-Schoolwork (Microsoft Office is a must)
-Some graphics (mainly GIMP. Maybe Photoshop, if I end up buying it)
-Listening to music
-Very casual gaming. Maybe 1 or 2 games. I already have an Xbox 360 so I would use the PC for games that aren't console based (Starcraft I, Starcraft II, etc)
My price range is $600-$900. I do NOT plan on getting a MacBook. Don't tell me to get a MacBook.
Last edited by NinetyFour; 07-28-2010 at 06:15 PM.
07-28-2010, 05:04 PM #2
07-28-2010, 05:09 PM #3
I said no MacBooks =|
07-28-2010, 05:11 PM #4
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07-28-2010, 05:13 PM #5
07-28-2010, 05:13 PM #6
I can't go to any websites right now except MMi and google.
07-28-2010, 05:14 PM #7
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07-28-2010, 06:17 PM #11
Original post edited.
07-28-2010, 06:21 PM #12
a mac book is about $900. whick is within your price range. if you don't want one, I say sony. Even though they run an inferior OS, they are some of the best windows machines.
07-28-2010, 06:24 PM #13
Sony vaio is for sure the best laptop you can get in that price range my brother has one and he says he loves his. And i played with it and processor is awesome and does everything you really need it to do
07-28-2010, 06:52 PM #14
07-28-2010, 09:03 PM #15
If you get the ASUS, grab a regular Win7 CD, re-partition the HDD, install just Win7. Entirely too much gloat-ware on those machines.
I have an HP I got 2 years ago. It runs WoW at mid-ish settings at like 30fps.
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07-28-2010, 10:04 PM #16
Yes, some of the new HP's really are beautiful.
07-28-2010, 10:29 PM #17
Beautiful in appearance, but not in performance.
Well, for some. Pavilion dv6/t isn't a bad choice.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
07-28-2010, 10:42 PM #18
You might try searching for the underground companies that make great comps for a lot less than sony, toshiba, HP, or gateway.
07-28-2010, 10:55 PM #19
or Apple.Asking for help is different from being stupid. Fanboys can rot in @#$%!
07-28-2010, 11:00 PM #20
If u want cheap I saw in the paper at walmart is selling a 14 in acer for like 300 lol