Solved Best laptop for CS Student under $400 Tags: Laptops Last response: March 16, 2013 10:25 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share mjohnson2012 March 16, 2013 10:13:55 AM 1. What is your budget? $425 absolute maximum, would prefer $350-$400 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 13" or less 3. What screen resolution do you want? 1366x768 or better 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable 5. How much battery life do you need? Five hours? 6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? Not really important, I have a desktop for that. 7. Tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Writing papers, web browsing, web design, software development (probably C++ and Java). 8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? 320 GB? 9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. newegg.com, amazon.com, wherever is cheapest though. 10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 3-4 years would be nice. 11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? Don't think I'll really need one. 12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. Never purchased a laptop, so no experiences. 13. What country do you live in? USA 14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. I've considered the $250 Chromebook, pretty certain it's what I would purchase if I was a non CS student. I have a nice Windows 7 desktop at the house. Weight, screen (prefer matte), keyboard, and trackpad are most important. I have no problem with refurbs if the value is good. More about : laptop student 400 Brett928S2 a c 249 D Laptop March 16, 2013 11:17:53 AM Hi CS ???? All the best Brett m 0 l mjohnson2012 March 16, 2013 11:39:53 AM Brett928S2 said:Hi CS ???? All the best Brett Sorry, Computer science m 0 l Related resources Best laptop for CS Student under $400 - Forum Best laptop for web design student under ~$400 after tax? - Forum The best laptop for architecture student under $1000 AUD - Forum Best quality laptop under 400 - Forum best laptop got under $400 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Brett928S2 a c 249 D Laptop March 16, 2013 11:42:50 AM Hi Ah I see. I thought you meant Counterstrike Source (half life game) For that low budget any would do but you wont get 5 hours of battery from ANY lappy with that budget... All the best Brett m 0 l Best solution ScrewySqrl March 16, 2013 7:55:06 PM for a good all-around laptop: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... a 5-hour battery life is claimed. Expect at least 3 hours Share mjohnson2012 March 16, 2013 9:43:43 PM I think I'll be going with the refurbished version of that (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...) since I'm on a tight budget and not a big fan of Windows 8. Thanks. m 0 l ScrewySqrl March 16, 2013 10:25:22 PM should do fine. the A8 will also do light gaming (most MMOs, indy games, even skyrim) at medium settings or better m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedBest performing laptops under $400? Forum SolvedBest Gaming Laptop for Under $400? Forum Best Laptop Under $400? Forum SolvedAdobe CS5 Laptop for ElectricalEngineering student Forum best laptop under $400 Forum Best Laptop for Under $500 (If possible, under $400) Forum SolvedPortable student laptop under £500 Forum Best Laptop under $400 Forum Best Gaming Laptop for Under 400 Forum Best Laptop for under $400 USD Forum Gaming/Student laptop Under $800 Forum Best laptop under $400 Forum Best gaming laptop for world of warcraft with disk under 400 Forum SolvedBest Laptop for a new programming student (In a budget of $700 - $1,000) Forum Best Laptop Under £400 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !