Solved Help a college student out!! Tags: Laptops College Last response: April 8, 2012 11:19 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share yogi6994 April 7, 2012 7:15:31 PM Hello, I will be going to college as a computer science major, and I really need all the help I can get with choosing a laptop! 1. What is your budget? I would like to keep it under $800.00 USD 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15.6 inches maybe 3. What screen resolution do you want? Idk, full hd... 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? portable, will probably build my desktop 5. How much battery life do you need? 6-7 hrs 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)? probably not 7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) photo editing, programming, office programs, web surfing, etc... 8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? Not much, maybe 500gb to 750gb. 9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. 10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? Hopefully 2-3 yrs at least 11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD burner will do 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. Open to opinions really don't know which are the good ones right now 13. What country do you live in? U.S 14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. I would like something durable and reliable. Thanks in advance! More about : college student lookerup April 7, 2012 7:28:33 PM does this laptop appeal to you? http://www.amazon.com/U43JC-X1-14-Inch-Bamboo-Laptop-Ba... m 0 l yogi6994 April 7, 2012 8:17:37 PM I researched it and it doesn't have many good reviews. I've personally been looking at the Hp dv6 quad edition. Any opinions on it? m 0 l Related resources College Student in Need of Help!!!! - Forum Broke college student needs help building new pc - Forum Help me choosing a laptop for a college student - Forum Help with laptop for a new college student - Forum Please help me! Laptop deal ends Monday!- College Engineering Student - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lookerup April 8, 2012 2:43:52 AM well i think ur better off with a laptop with an i5 or i3 cpu. save yourself a couple hundred dollars too. They are capable of gaming and doing school work, too. m 0 l lookerup April 8, 2012 2:46:13 AM http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can... m 0 l lookerup April 8, 2012 2:46:46 AM what do you think of it? it's the same series m 0 l yogi6994 April 8, 2012 2:41:03 PM That one is really nice and the reviews are great. Have you had any experience with Hp before? How is their durability and reliability? Thanks for the replies, I appreciate all the help!! m 0 l Best solution lookerup April 8, 2012 5:30:15 PM i personally don't use HP laptops or any other laptops, but i've used one before. Their pretty good in battery life and capable of gaming and whatever work you put on it. I have a couple of my friends using the same series ,too. Share yogi6994 April 8, 2012 6:47:53 PM Best answer selected by Yogi6994. m 0 l Avro Arrow a b D Laptop April 8, 2012 11:19:24 PM As much as I hate to recommend anything from Wal-Mart, this is a good deal: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Samsung-Series-3-15.6-Laptop-... As for reviews on the platform: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/a8-3500m-llano-apu,... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Please help me pick a laptop for College Student Forum College student trying to build a workstation help pleaze Forum College Student! Computer Not Posting Anymore!!!! HELP!!!! Forum Solved(Help a college-bound kid out) build a gaming desktop for around a 1300 or less budget Forum Upgrade Suggestions? Help a Low-income high school student out! Forum SolvedReliable Laptop for a speed-spoiled college student Forum SolvedGaming Laptop for College student Forum SolvedWould you say this is a good configuration for me (college student) (gaming, publishing, video editing) Forum SolvedDecent graphic design monitor? (poor college student) Forum SolvedGood laptop for college student. Forum SolvedWhat should I do witht my laptop? (College Student) Forum SolvedBest printer for a broke college student? Forum SolvedLaptop for College Student Forum SolvedCollege Student Looking For Laptop Forum SolvedNew college student not sure what to buy... Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !