11th May 2012, 11:12 AM #1
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- Dec 2011
- In the Woods with the Copperheads
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College Bound Laptop for Daughter - This one worked!
What is your budget?
What country will you be buying this in?
What size notebook do you prefer?
Thin and Light (13 - 14-inch screen)
Mainstream (15 - 16-inch screen)
What brands do you like or dislike?
Would you consider a refurbished laptop?
What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
Web Surfing, Office and Productivity Software, Listening to Music, Photo Editing, Video Chat and Conference, Casual Gaming
College Student Stuff
Where will you be using this laptop?
Will be used different places
How many hours of battery life do you need?
Will you be buying online or in store?
online or in store
Which OS do you prefer?
List the screen resolutions that interest you:
Standard Resolution (1366 x 768)
High Resolution (1600 x 900)
Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen?
Glossy or Matte is fine
Is the laptops design important to you?
Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop?
How long do you want this laptop to last?
How much storage capacity do you need?
Are you interested in SSD for storage?
Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?
DVD BurnerCurrently Active
HP DV7-6178US - i7(2630QM); 8GB; Radeon 6490M; 128GB SSD(pending); 750GB HD; Win7(64)
HP DV6-6163CL - i5(2430M); 6GB; Intel HD3000; 500GB Momentus XT Hybrid HDD; Win7(64)
HP DV6-6167CL - i5(2430M); 6GB; Intel HD3000; 750GB HDD; Win7(64)
HP DV6T-6B00 - i5(2430M); 6GB; Intel HD3000; 750GB HDD; Win7(64)
HP DV6T-6100 - i7; 6GB; Intel HD3000; 750GB HDD; Blu-Ray; Win7(64)
LaCie Minimus - 2TB Portable Hard Drive(USB 3)
11th May 2012, 02:32 PM #2
Re: College Bound Laptop for Daughter
The Dell Outlet is tough to beat for value. Something like e6320 or e6420 can probably be had in the Dell Outlet near your budget. They're both well built with three year warranties. Dell also offers coupons for the outlet with some reglularity. If you can wait for those you may do better price wise. There's a thread in the Deals forum dedicated to Dell Outlet coupons. You may wish to check it out.