Laptop recomendations for college student.

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  1. AZ-Boog

    AZ-Boog

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    Need recomendations for a laptop for a college bound student in the $700 to $800 price range.

    I've seen the thread below this recomending the IBM R51 but that's a bit pricey.

    thanks for the help.
     
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    what's it for?

    what major?

    if someone just needs it for taking notes in many classes, let weight be your concern (carrying a laptop half a mile to class through the rain is tuff). If priority is for running auto-cad software (some engineering majors), you will need decent hardware.

    if price is the greatest concern, you may want to go around campus looking at bulletin boards to see if anyone is selling a used laptop. Buyer be ware.

    all depends on the purpose.

    get it soon, though, because next semester is rapidly approaching. If the company you order it from loses your order, and then ships you a broken laptop which you have to return, like Dell did to me, you won't have it in time.
     
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    Major will be Secondary Education.
     
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    I had a desktop in my room for all my tough work with big HD, lots of RAm, etc and a used Toshiba laptop to take to classes, library, etc and a wireless network to connect them.

    You can get a decent used laptop for around $300 if you want it just for Word, Excel, etc.
     
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    As a college student myself I would suggest a dell. I have a dell laptop and i would say about 70% of the other laptops around my campus are also dell. They have amazing customer service and will help you in any way possible if you have a problem with it. The warrenty is also pretty good, esp if you get the 3 year one with it. They said I could basically throw my laptop out my window, run it over with my car and they would still replace it with a new one so you cant beat that! I hope this helps!
     
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    I got one of these for my middle daughter. It's great! Nice, light, and small. Has a one year warranty, and Sam's will take it back if something goes wrong in the first six months. No one else O know will do that.

    Avertec at Sam's
     
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    My vote goes to Dell Latitude.
     
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    The Latitude's are nice (that's my work laptop), but tend to cost a little more than the Inspirons.

    Dell's going to give you the best bang for your buck (other than a used laptop on Ebay).

    Speaking of used, since I noticed you live in Chandler (I'm in Tempe), my wife upgraded her work laptop recently, and she was given her old one. The main reason she upgraded was due to it not being powerful enough (she works for a computer software company and wasn't beefy enough to run all her applications, which are made to run on servers). If you would be interested, PM me and I can give you more information. The only thing it would need is a new battery (the current one doesn't hold a good charge anymore), and it even includes a docking station.

    Are you going to ASU?