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Laptop to buy?

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
April 24, 2012 10:55:04 AM

Hello! First post here! Sorry if this is in the wrong category!

I need a laptop for school. I'll be taking the GCSE Media studies and I think I need a mid-high performance laptop. Also, I need a little bit of gaming on it. I narrowed down my choices to two laptops.
1) Apple MBP 15"
2) HP Pavilion dm4-3009TX

1. What is your budget?

anything below $1200 USD

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

15" or lower

3. What screen resolution do you want?

High ones eg. 1440x900

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?


5. How much battery life do you need?

6-8 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)?

I want to play Sims 3 and GTA 4 (Medium-low settings)
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

Photo+ Video editing, Office Apps (MS office/iWork), Music Editing/Making, Running CS5.5

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?


9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

Apple MBP 15" Basic Model-

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

At least 5 Years? As long as possible

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

DVD Combo+ Writer

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.

Fujitsu- Never had one

13. What country do you live in?

Hong Kong

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

Also I never had a mac before. Only my sister did. I want to see if the sound quality is as good as the HP's one. Also how does the bass perform?


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a b D Laptop
April 25, 2012 4:16:12 PM

I recommend an Asus laptop, sold a bunch of them and no problem so far (been at least 4 years)

here one that's decent price at newegg

you can also shop locally if you don't want to order it online.

as for

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop?

At least 5 Years? As long as possible

if you get acer, gateway, dell, toshiba, hp, if your lucky you will use them for 2 years tops before having to put money in it.

a lot of laptops are made for use and dispose.

the only brand that lasts is Asus nowadays (depends what kind of punishment they get :p )

good luck