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. 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. Related resources Help! Buying My First Laptop for College - Forum Help with laptop for a new college student - Forum IPad 2 as College Bound Laptop - Forum Gaming Laptop for college . Please help - Forum Laptop for a College Student - 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 Tlechem December 4, 2011 4:01:19 AM Best answer selected by Tlechem. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumLaptop /Tablet for College ForumLooking for a Laptop for College ForumLaptop for College Student ForumCollege laptop selection ForumCollege laptop - 500 budget ForumLaptop under 500 for college ForumLooking for a Laptop for College ForumExpensive laptop , or a small desktop with a cheap laptop for college ? ForumCollege Gaming Laptop ForumGaming Laptop for college ForumNeed a portable gaming laptop for College for $1000 ForumNeed a good laptop for mostly gaming, but college as well... ForumGaming Laptop/College ForumLaptop buying advice for college /gaming under $1000 ForumLaptop for college More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !