Hi guys, I'm looking for a <~$1200 laptop as I start college in September. (Comp Sci.) I hope to have one that will be able to handle any college programs I will need as well as play some games (Mainly SC2, perhaps some FPSs too). I'd like to have this laptop for the next 4 years if possible.
I was looking at some of the ones on ibuypower.com and was thinking maybe the CZ-12  or the P151HM1. What do you guys think of them or would you sugest something else?
Besides a gaming laptop from ibuypower.com checkout http://www.xoticpc.com/.
They have custom gaming laptop options from Asus, Clevo/Force/Sager and MSI. They'll do price matching. Or give student and military discounts on certain models.
I would greatly recommend what WR2 has suggested. Personally I'd check out xoticpc.com first. They offer performance for a price that is nearly unbeatable most of the time. But the HP he linked is another extremely popular option right now. Many are recommending it, and if you are comfortable with the brand HP, it's hard to find something better for the money.
June 30, 2011 1:25:26 PM
I'va had some pretty terrible experiences with HP in the past to be honest (DV6000 series had 3 major hardware faults), but if it's recommended, I'll take a look at it.
Can any of you recommend one towards the top end of my budget? 15 inch as it has to be portable for college.