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Old 01-23-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Need help picking a laptop...help please!

Hey all- i don't know ANYTHING about laptops and computers, so I hope you can help!

I need to buy a laptop that is in the ~900 dollar range. I was reading Consumer Reports, and they recommended the HP Pavillion DV4t or the Lenovo ThinkPad SL400. I would like to have the option of playing a video game or two down the road (nothing super fancy-- maybe something with requirements similar to World of Warcraft or something). I also want the screen to be in the 14-15 inch range. I also want it to be a good "school computer" for when I go back to work on my graduate degree within a year or two. Lastly, I want something that is durable and long-lived. I've heard mixed reviews about DELL, and every SONY product I've bought has always lasted forever. I know nothing about Lenovo... I really don't want something that is going to break down on me in 2 years!

Thanks for any help! MUCH appreciated!

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Old 01-23-2009, 08:28 PM   #2
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Dell Studio 15

Dell XPS M1330

HP Pavilion dv5

ThinkPad T Series

Apple MacBook White
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Default Re: Need help picking a laptop...help please!

if it is between those to laptops i would get the lenovo thinkpad. i rather reccommend a ASUS N80 Series N80Vn-X1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220389
a bit pricy but its worth it
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This is a little more than you mentioned but seems really good. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...876&CatId=1891
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I know Newegg is a great place for computer parts, but I would highly suggest you shop directly from the manufacturer.

Look beyond Newegg's selection of Asus and Acer notebooks.
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also something worth looking at. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152086
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I prefer Gateway or IBM when buying name brand laptops. IBM is probably not what you want though due to price and graphic needs.

Here are some Gateway Laptops:

http://www.gateway.com/systems/series/529598097.php
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