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Searching for the right Laptop...NEED HELP!

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September 20, 2011 3:12:24 PM


I have a question, I am a college student, A computer science major to be exact. I am looking to replace my current laptop. I play a lot of world of warcraft, do a lot of coding, watches videos, and listen to music on my current laptop. I am looking to replace it with something that can handle all of this and also be able to run world of warcraft comfortably and hopefully on ultra settings. I would prefer it be small, 14 inches for the most. I was looking at the 2010 macbook pro, the one that has the nvidia GPU in it. Any suggestions?

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September 20, 2011 3:15:57 PM

Hello vpolius;

Right now, more questions than suggestions.
Like, do you have a budget? What is your current laptop? Would be embarrassing to get a suggestion less capable than you already have.

Take a look at the Laptop Buyers FAQ linked below for a good start.
September 20, 2011 3:42:47 PM

Right now my budget is $1300.00, I currently use an HP DV6-1260se. With 4gigs ddr2, 2.30 GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra ZM-85 Dual-Core Mobile Processor, 500gig harddrive, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 with 1gig of memory.
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September 20, 2011 4:52:17 PM

The Dv6 with the AMD Llano A8-3500m APU-6630m should be the ticket.

UVD3, easily more than twice the battery life of your current rig and the 6630m graphics are probably an additional 2/3's more powerful than your current graphics.

September 20, 2011 5:14:01 PM

Hmm I am not a fan of hp because I have had the most probs with them since they tend to overheat. plus my current one is dying because of that very same issue
September 20, 2011 6:17:00 PM

I'm guessing that the Llano is available from other OEMs, and most likely will run quite a bit cooler (and longer) than your current rig -- and I suspect much cooler than an nVidia GPU add-on.

You could look it up at

edit: Ooops -- that's .net

September 20, 2011 9:39:38 PM

hmmm but do you think it will be able to handle the stuff i do? Especially playing world of warcraft on ultra settings? because i am tired of playing games on crappy low graphics much so that i am willing to take another 15 inch laptop
September 21, 2011 5:50:17 PM

The 6630m graphics should easily be 50% faster than your current graphics.

You need to check out that website for comparisons and power requirements.