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July 13, 2011 4:46:47 AM

I am needing a laptop for school, and I was wanting/needing the following minimum requirements, all for up to $1500, any advice?

500+GD HDD
4GB RAM
1GB Dedicated Graphics
15-18" screen
intel core i5 2.66GHz or better (i7 preferred)
BluRay
Camera

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July 13, 2011 4:52:03 AM

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I am needing a laptop for school, and I was wanting/needing the following minimum requirements, all for up to $1500, any advice?

500+GD HDD
4GB RAM
1GB Dedicated Graphics
15-18" screen
intel core i5 2.66GHz or better (i7 preferred)
BluRay
Camera




oh yeah, and

HDMI
USB 3.0

I will be using it for school, which includes advanced engineering software
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July 13, 2011 4:57:29 AM

My suggestion is to worry about guarantee any brand offering more than a year of guaranty is the best product you can get. for example I bought a Vaio Laptop and it worked 13 months and half and I had guaranty for a year... now my laptop died beforeyesterday and there's no guarantee from sony anymore.. now for the fix the customer service sony asks $713.05 USD = $8521 MXN to repair it. im just regreting have gotten that lap. instead of buying something with a longer guarantee. Now my recommendation would be Asus they offer 2 years guarantee in their laptops. I don't know yet about other brands. I might be buying another lap instead o fixing my dead one ...:( 
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July 13, 2011 4:59:09 AM

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I am needing a laptop for school, and I was wanting/needing the following minimum requirements, all for up to $1500, any advice?

500+GD HDD
4GB RAM
1GB Dedicated Graphics
15-18" screen
intel core i5 2.66GHz or better (i7 preferred)
BluRay
Camera

oh yeah, and

HDMI
USB 3.0


ASUS G Series G73SW-XN2 Notebook $1,249.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-2630QM (cpu check)
8GB DDR3 (RAM check!)
17.3" FHD Screen (check)
500GB Hard drive (check)
Bluray (nope)
2.0 MP camera (check)
HDMI (check)
USB 3.0 (check)

Everything you requested (Except bluray)
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July 13, 2011 4:59:45 AM

with those characteristics then pick a laptop with Llano APU from amd, there some hp with that APU and USb3.0.
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July 13, 2011 5:00:11 AM

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My suggestion is to worry about guarantee any brand offering more than a year of guaranty is the best product you can get. for example I bought a Vaio Laptop and it worked 13 months and half and I had guaranty for a year... now my laptop died beforeyesterday and there's no guarantee from sony anymore.. now for the fix the customer service sony asks $713.05 USD = $8521 MXN to repair it. im just regreting to bought something with a long guarantee. Now my recommendation would be Asus they offer 2 years guarantee in their laptops. I don't know yet about other brands. I might be buying another lap instead o fixing my dead one ...:( 


I know for HP and Dell at least, you can select a 3 or on some even 4 year warranty
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July 13, 2011 5:22:41 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Laptops & Notebooks by Mousemonkey
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July 13, 2011 6:22:55 PM

SB i5 @ $850 (What I bought, but @ $750)
SB, 17.3" screen, dual HDD bays, 2-USB3, 2-USB2 and HDMI, Blu-ray Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The i7 version is $1050 but does not have Blu-ray drive.

Neg- Don't like the way the HDDs mate. Most laptops the drive(s) mate to a connector on the MB. On this they used two short right angle cables (Should be OK BUT the 2nd bay connector is not installed (Provided) USE the white dot (as stated in manual) not Light blue dot. Incompatability with OCZ Agility III SSD (Most likely the OCZ fault and would probably have on other SB laptops.
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July 20, 2011 12:27:43 AM

Best answer selected by collegestudent11.
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