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  1. Limond

    Limond Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am looking for a good laptop for college. Needs some advice on what to get

    1) What is your budget? 1,000 - 1,300 max

    2) What size notebook would you prefer?
    d. Mainstream; 15" - 16" screen
    e. Desktop Replacement; 17"+ screen 17.3 inch or less

    3) Where will you buying this notebook? You can select the flag of your country as an indicator. America

    4) Are there any brands that you prefer or any you really don't like?
    a. Like: no favorites
    b. Dislike: apple

    5) Would you consider laptops that are refurbished/redistributed? yes

    6) What are the primary tasks will you be performing with this notebook? Gaming, running school software (Matlab, etc), web browsing

    7) Will you be taking the notebook with you to different places, leaving it on your desk or both? Taking it around, mostly used in class for notes, and in between for games.

    8) Will you be playing games on your notebook? If so, please state which games or types of games? Battlefield 3 High or medium settings, Diablo 3, Minecraft, Torchlight

    9) How many hours of battery life do you need? 3 or so

    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? On-line is fine as long as it is well reviewed

    11) What OS do you prefer? Win 7.

    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. 1920x1080 or something close to it

    13) Do you want a Glossy/reflective screen or a Matte/non-glossy screen? Matte

    Build Quality and Design

    14) Are the notebook's looks and stylishness important to you? Nope, as long as it looks decent

    15) When are you buying this laptop? With in a week or 2

    16) How long do you want this laptop to last? 2 years

    Notebook Components

    17) How much hard drive space do you need; 80GB to 640GB? Do you want a SSD drive? 500GB, no SSD

    18) Do you need an optical drive? If yes, a CDRW/DVD-ROM, DVD Burner or Blu-Ray drive? Blu-Ray preferred, not a deal breaker

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Limond Notebook Enthusiast

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    Edited a few things and bump
     
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    Vedya There Is No Substitute...

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    Try a Clevo 151PHM1 from malibal.com
     
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    Limond Notebook Enthusiast

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    I have a few questions regarding the P151HM1.

    First off what is the difference between the FHD LED Backlit Matte Display, and the FHD LED AUO B156HW01 V.4 95% NTSC Matte Display. I've no clue what that extra stuff does or if it is worth the extra price.

    Also how durable are they? Do they need there own carrying case or is a laptop pocket in decently padded messenger bag good enough?

    Finally does anyone know if they (malibal or xoticpc) offer any student discounts or coupons?
     
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