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Best laptop around $1000 15.4" and under

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  1. ZakkWylde

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    Going to university next year so I'm looking for some input on purchasing a laptop.
    Will be doing basic tasks (internet, word processing, etc) as well as some gaming (CoD4/5, HL2, FarCry 2, etc). I don't need to be running these games at max settings, but mid-range for CoD4 would be nice. The laptop should have a discrete graphics card and have an intel Core 2 duo processor (t5800 and up plz) and be 15.4' or less, for ease of mobility. Take battery life into account also. Are any brands preferred? dell, hp, toshiba, etc? Thx in advance.
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    The gateway fx line up is nice. i got mine for $999.99 from bestbuy, and its gone down to $799.99 and thats in canada.
    my laptop is in my sig <<<<<.
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    HP is EXCELLENT if you plan on running Vista or 7, however are horrendously incompatible with XP hardware wise.
    If you want XP, try Dell and Acer.

    Gateway makes incredible PC laptops all around.
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    I've heard that dell is kinda crap quality. I have heard better things about HP. Anyone know anything about toshiba laptops?
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    The only crap about Dell is battery life. Even playing something like maplestory (don't really play it) , u'll only get 45min batery life w/ power saver plan on. WTF?
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    Dell is ok, they've gotten their crap together.

    Toshiba are great but I've seen 2 or 3 that have had bad displays.
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    I've got a Dell Inspiron 1520 w/ C2D and a 8600mGT and w/ the 9 cell battery I get 5-6 hours of battery life. I have been pretty pleased with it so far but if I were to get another laptop anytime soon I would get an ASUS. 3 of my friends have them and all of them are very nice quality. Newegg usually has pretty good deals on them.
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    bestbuy has better deals on them same laptop $200 less before shipping
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    HP, Sony Vaios, and maybe Asus laptop are pretty good.
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    i am leaning towards HP or gateway right now. maybe toshiba
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    I got a HP myself and it goes great id certainly reccomend em.
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    wait for a smidge longer next week Asus is releasing a new lappy @BBY and newegg its part of the X83V line specs thus far: T6400,4GB DDR2 and 14" LCD i will get you some more specs when i put it out. price around $849 retail $699 on sale
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    sounds good!
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    if they run them like the last release it will be $699 on release week and should have a 9500GS for graphics but i will have to check
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    I have a Toshiba and it rocks. Graphics-wise, not the best for gaming but it can run CSS on medium with some details. Just be careful of the ones with the clossy chassis, they are fingerprint and smudge magnets! But its a great all around laptop and I got a great deal on it last year around christmas
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    glossy is a turnoff, i like a matte finish. Best part about that asus is the compact size.
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    only thing about that asus is make sure you get it as soon as you can i talked to our inventory guy about them and he said that Asus cannot keep up with demand on them. On the other hand my BBY got 13 of them in stock for next week
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    How much do you think a lappy with new 4xxx series gpu will cost? approximately
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    I am still researching, anymore suggestions?

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