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Old 07-06-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default Good Laptop for college?

just using it for school and i want it to last me awhile

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HP TouchSmart tx2z series Tablet

Operating system:Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium with Service Pack 1 (64-bit)

Processor:AMD Turion(TM) X2 Ultra Dual-Core Mobile Processor ZM-86 (2.4GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)

Memory: 4GB DDR2 System Memory

Hard drive: 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive

Graphics card: ATI Radeon(TM) HD 3200 Graphics with 64MB Display Cache Memory

Display:12.1" diagonal WXGA High-Definition HP LED BrightView Widescreen (1280x800)w/Integrated Touch-screen

Primary optical drive
:LightScribe SuperMulti 8X DVD+/-RW with Double Layer Support

Webcam + Fingerprint Reader with HP Imprint Finish (Reaction)
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Old 07-06-2009, 07:30 PM   #2
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What's your budget?
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:32 PM   #3
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I think you could do better for the money. There are some good deals out there, I think this one is designed for sales more than value.



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Do you definitely want/need a touch screen? I think they're overrated for computers.
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What's your budget?
my budget is like 1200$

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Do you definitely want/need a touch screen? I think they're overrated for computers.
Well i dont need a touch screen, but im not the best typer when it comes to taking notes in class, so i thought it would be really easy to use a stylus and just save all my notes
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:11 PM   #6
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Size? Portability? Priorities?
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I think you could do better for the money. There are some good deals out there, I think this one is designed for sales more than value.



I recommend answering 01001010's question and see where it goes...
so you think maybe a tablet is not the best option?

would you recomend a differnt brand? or just a different notebook?
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Well i dont need a touch screen, but im not the best typer when it comes to taking notes in class, so i thought it would be really easy to use a stylus and just save all my notes

Trust me that stylus is SLOW. You will have to quickly go across the screen flying around with a stylus.
Everyone started slow, but trust me you will end up typing fast, it will be hard with stylus, go for a "Normal" laptop.
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Size? Portability? Priorities?

Size not too big, i need to be able to take it to class comfortably
priorities, schoolwork notes etc, and need it to last
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What about design? Durability?
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