Need a new laptop for college

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Chankills, Apr 28, 2015.

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  1. Chankills

    Chankills Notebook Enthusiast

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    General Questions

    1) What is your budget?
    1000-1600 preferably lower 1000-1300 range though
    2) What size notebook would you prefer?

    I want something portable in the range of 14 in - 15.6 in and less than 6lb

    3) Where will you buying this notebook?


    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?

    b. Dislike: Alienware, Apple
    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed?
    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook?
    minor gaming, coursework
    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both?
    everything college will entail
    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games?
    high end to low end
    9) How many hours of battery life do you need?
    the better the battery life the better
    10) Would you prefer to see the notebooks you're considering before purchasing it or buying a notebook on-line without seeing it is OK?
    without seeing is fine

    11) What OS do you prefer? Windows (Windows 7 / 8), Mac OS, Linux, etc.

    Screen Specifics

    12) From the choices below, what screen resolution(s) would you prefer? Keep in mind screen size in conjunction with resolution will play a large role in overall viewing comfort level. Everyone is different. Some like really small text, while others like their text big and easy to read. Click here for Screen resolution information.
    2k ips perferable possibly with a low response time, high resolutions are fine
    13) Do you want a Glossy/reflective screen or a Matte/non-glossy screen?
    I dont really know the difference

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you?
    as long as its somewhat appealing to the eye

    15) When are you buying this laptop?
    next month or two

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last?
    about 4 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need? Do you want a SSD drive?
    I want and ssd for the OS and a regular HDD for everything else

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a DVD Burner, Blu-ray Reader or Blu-Ray Burner?

    I already have a gaming desktop and plan to take it to college with me (maybe) but I have really been looking at getting a clevo laptop ( Eurocom m5 or the SAGER NP8651) as they have a model about 5 lb, reasonably priced, and powerful). The razer blade and MSI Gs60 ghost are just a little to pricy for me.
  2. TomJGX


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    The Sager NP8651/8652 are your best bets... I would suggest the 8652 since the 980M will make the laptop more futureproof... The 8652 might make you blow your budget slightly but you can save a bit by getting the OS for free in the Microsoft Dreamspark program once you start college etc..
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