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Old 08-01-2008, 07:38 AM   #1
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Default Laptop for College

I'm sure there has been a ton of threads on this already, but hopefully it doesn't hurt for you guys to take a look at this kinda thread one more time before the school year starts (though I'm sure many will follow).

So I'm going into my first year of college as an engineering student and I need a laptop.

The specifications I'm looking for are as follows and in order of priority:

- 13-14" Display
- Price
- Montevina CPU
- Looks
- Not a Mac (I'm just stubborn this way)
- Battery Life (Variable depending on hardware)

Ram isn't really an issue, a dedicated graphics card would be nice, but not necessary.

I'm currently looking at this one from Asus:

But I'm open to any better solutions in terms of price : performance ratio.
I'm mainly just having a hard time finding manufacturers that offer the new Intel CPUs on smaller notebooks, 14 is a bit pushing it, but I'll settle, but 13" would be great, which is the main reason I created this thread.

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