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June 9, 2012 5:39:00 PM

hello I am heading off to college this year. I am looking for a "touch screen" laptop so that i would be able to write my notes and to play games on it as well like the Total war seires, skyrim (if possible) long story short im a gamer and its been awile since i took sight upon browsing the web for another comp... anyway price rang about
$350 (I know it's low but Stetson cost a lot to go to) my friend said to get the Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet 7762. Just want to be sure if there is anything better out there. finally I will be using the laptop a lot not just for notes but create a cloud to connect to my Gaming rig in my dorm for easy access to my work.

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June 9, 2012 6:12:30 PM

cant see the link. and very true too. I dont need a gaming laptop, would be nice. Got my comp for that. lol well my friend told me the Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet 7762 is "best" for a low budget touchscreen and it would get the job done. just looking for a second opinion. . for 300 and I can upgrade the RAM to 4gb. wondering if it will support window 7?
June 9, 2012 6:22:45 PM

The X61 will fit all your needs for classes, but it will play no games. As in none. At all.

On the other hand, if that's actually your budget, then you won't be playing games on any laptop you get for that price.

Just go with the X61 and play games on your gaming rig, as you called it, assuming I read that correctly and you do have a moderately powerful desktop for games.
June 9, 2012 6:25:50 PM

yea its amd 955 quad with dual 6970's and 4gb ddr3.. with a 1tb samsung spingpoint and a 150gb ssd crucial. get the job done for gaming.
June 9, 2012 8:35:36 PM

the great randini said:
you would be lucky to find a touchscreen monitor for 350, a gaming laptop with touch screen.

decent gaming laptop nontouchscreen [...] 6834230236

On the link it says page unavailable.
June 10, 2012 1:44:57 PM

the specs on that tablet are very old:

Core 2 Duo L7500 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 80GB HDD, Vista Business

I wouldn't recommend this for anyone.

at this price range, you can get 'doorbuster' deals on i3 laptops with 4 GB of RAM and 320GB HDDs.

here's some better laptops in your price range:

Gateway NV-75S25U Refurbished Notebook PC

Its a refurb, but its got an A6 quad core at 1.5 GHz (turbos to 2.5Ghz)and 6520 graphics, 4 GB of RAM, and a 420GB HDD. and a large 17" screen for $359

HP Pavilion g6-1c58dx Notebook
Another refurb, this one is smaller (15" screen), a 500GB HDD, and a slightly slower processor (1.4/2.4 GHz). and its $355

they on't have touchscreens, but otherwise, these are far better choices for your college and gaming