Help choosing a laptop for college? Tags: Laptops College Last response: July 8, 2012 11:26 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share mcpaddington July 4, 2012 9:26:57 PM Hey all, I'll be starting college in September and will need a laptop for work. Please help If possible I'd like a 3rd gen i5 Ivy Bridge and 6GB of RAM. I don't need it for another two months if you think I should wait for a better laptop please say which one. 1. What is your budget? £400 2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15.6" 3. What screen resolution do you want? Standard 1366 x 768, anything above is a bonus. 4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? Portable. 5. How much battery life do you need? At least 4 hours, I'd really love a laptop with a good battery. 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)? Yes, Minecraft. 7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.) Web browsing, programming, running engineering software, watching HD movies, general multitasking. 8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? At least 500GB. 9. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 4-5 years. 10. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? DVD ROM/Writer 11. 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. 12. What country do you live in? Ireland. I liked this but they don't deliver to Ireland: http://www.bjs.com/asus-r500a-rs51-156-laptop-with-3rd-... I also liked this but it didn't have an i5 or an Ivy Bridge: http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Acer_Aspire_TimelineX_58... More about : choosing laptop college mcpaddington July 5, 2012 9:21:18 PM Bump! Zingam_Duo July 5, 2012 9:34:40 PM Is it for you to play games or to do stuff? Coz it doesn't really matter what are you gonna get if it is just to do homework stuff. Related resources Need help choosing gaming laptop for college! - Forum Need help choosing a laptop for college & gaming - Forum Help with choosing Laptop for Gaming/College/Film - Forum Help me choosing a laptop for a college student - Forum Help choosing college laptop - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer mcpaddington July 5, 2012 9:37:22 PM Zingam_Duo said:Is it for you to play games or to do stuff? Coz it doesn't really matter what are you gonna get if it is just to do homework stuff. It'll need to be able to run multiple engineering software at once which I'm told is fairly heavy. I only want the HD4000 graphics for the small benefit of playing minecraft better than the HD3000. TheProudNoob July 5, 2012 9:50:21 PM I would recommend the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD. By the time I'm graduating (ergo, going to college), I might still get this. mcpaddington July 6, 2012 3:22:06 PM TheProudNoob said:I would recommend the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD. By the time I'm graduating (ergo, going to college), I might still get this. Yea that goes against nearly everything I wanted in the first post. mcpaddington July 8, 2012 9:40:24 AM Bump. phyco126 a b D Laptop July 8, 2012 11:26:24 AM http://www.saveonlaptops.co.uk/Lenovo_G570_1097214.html This will suit you very well. Honestly, you don't need an Ivy Bridge laptop. Besides, as far as I can find, there are no Ivy Bridge laptops for less than 400 pounds. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Help choosing laptop/desktop combination for college Forum Choosing a laptop for college Forum Choosing the best laptop for college and other uses. Forum SolvedNeed help finding a laptop for college/gaming Forum Choosing a college laptop Forum SolvedNeed help finding a small (14-15") laptop for college and gaming Forum SolvedHelp Laptop for College age son Forum SolvedCollege Laptop Brand Help?? Forum SolvedCollege/Gaming Laptop Help Forum Choosing a laptop for college. Forum SolvedHelp with laptop for college Forum Need help with laptop for college! Forum Help finding a laptop for college (CS Major) - Not for gaming Forum Need help finding proper laptop for College/Gaming Forum Need help buying a laptop for my son for college Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !