Solved Laptop for College Tags: Laptops Last response: December 4, 2011 4:01 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share Tlechem November 24, 2011 5:57:16 AM 1. What is your budget? Below $650 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? Any size is fine, not too big. 3. What screen resolution do you want? Don’t care. 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable replacement? 5. How much battery life do you need? At least 2 hours. 6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)? No gaming. 7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) surfing internet, probably video editing, Autodesk inventor CAD program This is for college. Surfing the web, word processing, the basics. 8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? At least 500GB 9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. amazon.com 10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? At least 4 years. 11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? Standard DVD Read/Write, Bluray would be cool, not necessary though. 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. Good quality brand. 13. What country do you live in? USA 14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. Getting it before Christmas. More about : laptop college Tlechem November 24, 2011 6:44:33 PM Also it would be nice if it didnt get too hot. m 0 l Best solution perfectblue a b D Laptop November 24, 2011 7:20:21 PM If you can only buy from amzon, then you choices are pretty much limited. But still few good deals out there. In terms of build quality and temperature, I would suggest sony or lenovo for this price range. Specifically you could get a core i3 cpu in a 15.4/ 14 inch laptop. A 15 inch Sony VAIO EH2 Series or a 14 inch Sony VAIO EG2 Series. The Lenovo G570 runs real cool. But the fan makes a bit noise because it either switches on or off. Its pretty much same for most laptops. If you can buy from other sources though, its a completely different ball game. Share Related resources College Gaming Laptop/ Ultrabook - Forum Good Laptop for College Engineering - Forum laptop for college and gaming - Forum Light Gaming/College Laptop - Forum Laptop (Gaming and workstation) (College) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jonbeas November 24, 2011 7:35:48 PM Lenovo has 2 deals both i5-2430 processors one thats 15.6 for $600 and a 14 inch for $550 http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len... http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len... also an hp 15.6 inch for 600 http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayItem.cfm/276402 , it has 8gb of ram which is nice. all of these are nice laptops for what your looking for m 0 l Tlechem December 4, 2011 4:01:19 AM Best answer selected by Tlechem. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLaptop Suggestions for College Forum Solvedlooking for a college gaming laptop under 1300$ Forum SolvedI use laptop for college, open 6-7 pages, is i3 processor with 4gb enough for win 8 Forum SolvedBEST College Gaming Laptop Forum SolvedI am Looking for a college laptop. Forum SolvedGaming Laptop for College student Forum SolvedI need a laptop for college Forum SolvedCollege/Gaming/Travell/No Heat Laptop Forum SolvedNeed a college laptop for my sis! Forum SolvedBudget Gaming Laptop for College Forum SolvedNeed help finding a laptop for college/gaming Forum SolvedGaming laptop or PC for college ? Forum SolvedLaptop for college Forum SolvedSleek yet Powerful Gaming Laptop for College Macbook with Bootcamp or something else? Forum SolvedTrying to decide on laptop for college Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !