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Old 06-12-2008, 04:28 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a laptop for college and have narrowed it down to 2. Wanted to get some different opinions on which one I should pick.

Gateway P-6860FX http://www.gateway.com/systems/produ...pid=ms_pseries

ASUS M51 Series M51Sn-X2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220308
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:58 PM   #2
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The Asus looks great, I'm likely getting one, only downside is they don't have a great battery life.

You should be aware of the size of that gateway though, its a boat. It's a desktop replacement, not a laptop.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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Definitely get the ASUS laptop, their products are really nice and so is customer support. My friend bought their G1 gaming laptop last year, worked great until a week or two ago, apparently the RAM died, he just sent it back, ASUS covered the shipping and got the laptop back to him in under a week with fresh new RAM.
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Gateway is less reliable than ASUS. Don't get it. Reliability is my prime concern for a laptop for school which is why I would recommend a Mac (Yeah I use both) but you've already narrowed it down so there you go.
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Old 06-12-2008, 11:32 PM   #5
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Whatever you do, get an extended battery for college. My HP used to barely give me 1 1/2 hours, but I get almost 5 hours, even more sometimes. It made such a big difference for such a small price.
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