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Old 06-18-2008, 10:09 PM   #1
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So yeah, I need a powerful laptop for school. Will be doing many processor / ram intensive applications, such as virtual computers, random computations of many numbers and extremely multi tasking, as well as running audio software. I don't care about graphics power that much, and a 14'' or 15" laptop is a must. Lots of hard drive space is a bonus, looking for 250GB, as well as 3+GB of RAM.

I've been looking at this laptop specifically, however the battery life worry's me.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...0&promoid=1060
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:21 PM   #2
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I personally like the Sony Vaio's
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:02 AM   #3
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Chris, knowing you from the past, I highly suggest you look at the Lenovo Thinkpad T61 or T61p.

Thinkpads are reliable and extremely durable. Coupled with a nine cell battery, you’ll have great performance with great battery life.
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:16 AM   #4
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yes,they are nicely built like 12 people in my class have them,they are pretty cool,and they got some power to them...But the one your looking at is powerful as well...GL
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ive heard asus and sony are crap for battery life, so id stay away from them, although it still looks like a good system. best thing you can do is look at reviews. i cant really suggest any laptops as im from the UK and dont know much about newegg and all that
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:22 PM   #6
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Chris,

Your laptop looks like a solid performer. The stock battery will only get you so far in almost every single laptop on the market save a few. I highly suggest buying an upgraded battery from Asus if you don't mind the battery sticking out a little from the back. I did this for my HP and it has made a world of a difference. I get apprx. 5-6 hrs instead of the original 1.5-2 MAX.


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Old 06-19-2008, 04:23 PM   #7
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ive heard asus and sony are crap for battery life, so id stay away from them, although it still looks like a good system. best thing you can do is look at reviews. i cant really suggest any laptops as im from the UK and dont know much about newegg and all that
Where'd you hear about Sony?
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How much are you willing to spend as i no Alienware have some very powerfull laptops.
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I don't suggest Alienware for a school notebook.
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look to a lenovo
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