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Hello all ! I have a quick question...What do you guys think of this laptop?
http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=&webid=760576&affixedcode=WW

This laptop would be for college school work and some medium gaming(world of warcraft).
It's apparently on sale, just arrived and it seems like it would really get the job done for the price... under $1,000
I am looking to purchase one this weekend possibly, and need some help.
Ps... I'm Canadian so don't direct me to newegg/ncix, cause i live in Ontario :)
I have also checked tigerdirect, but for that price range they didn't have any laptops with
over 2g ram and all they offered were integrated cards.

Thanks ahead of time guys !!
 

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Hello all ! I have a quick question...What do you guys think of this laptop?
http://www.staples.ca/ENG/Catalog/cat_sku.asp?CatIds=&webid=760576&affixedcode=WW

This laptop would be for college school work and some medium gaming(world of warcraft).
It's apparently on sale, just arrived and it seems like it would really get the job done for the price... under $1,000
I am looking to purchase one this weekend possibly, and need some help.
Ps... I'm Canadian so don't direct me to newegg/ncix, cause i live in Ontario :)
I have also checked tigerdirect, but for that price range they didn't have any laptops with
over 2g ram and all they offered were integrated cards.

Thanks ahead of time guys !!
Don't count out a laptop if it has less than 2GB of ram. Ram is currently very cheap and easy to install, and you will likely be charged more by having it pre-configured into the laptop, than doing it yourself anyway.
 

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for college school work and some medium gaming(world of warcraft)
i'm not so sure if that's a good idea. usually wow doesnt go well with other activies in your life :)
 

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You need to enter a postal code. I used K1R 0A1, because that's what a quick google brought up. :p

But that laptop will max WoW out. It looks good to me. I have NO idea how much a canadian dollar is worth, but well.. Web Cam, FM Tuner (WTF?!), 801.11n wireless.. The regular price seems to be like $1050, so I'd say go for it. :)
 
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i'm not so sure if that's a good idea. usually wow doesnt go well with other activies in your life :)
You can say that again !
 

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i'm not so sure if that's a good idea. usually wow doesnt go well with other activies in your life :)
well you know what they say.....

 
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Oops, sorry guys... i forgot it required a postal code, anyways here are the features:
Features:
2.00GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5750
4GB DDR2 System Memory
320GB 5400 RPM HDD SATA Hard Drive
Built-in DVD Super Multi Double Layer Drive 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 4x CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 with up to 512MB dedicated VRAM and up to 1279MB graphic memory
15.4" Wide XGA TFT with TruBrite (1280 x 800) LCD
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
56K Data/Fax Modem
Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
Integrated 1.3MP Web Cam
Integrated microphone for Voice over IP
Ports: 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adaptor, 4 USB 2.0 ports, FM Tuner, RJ45, IEEE 1394, external microphone port, headphone port/ S/P DIF, RGB, TV-Out (S-Video), HDMI-CEC
Windows Vista Home Premium
Software Included: Toshiba Face Recognition, Toshiba ConfigFree, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Toshiba Disc Creator, Toshiba DVD Player, Norton 360 (90-day trial version), Microsoft Office 2007 (60-day trial version), Microsoft Works 9.0
36.2cm (W) x 26.7cm (D) x 3.45cm (H)
Weight: 6 lbs
1-Year Limited Warranty.

Ps... i know WoW shouldn't be combined with schooling, but I only play it when i literally have nothing to do. I think I have mastered controlling the habit to play lol.
 

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Oops, sorry guys... i forgot it required a postal code, anyways here are the features:
Features:
2.00GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5750
4GB DDR2 System Memory
320GB 5400 RPM HDD SATA Hard Drive
Built-in DVD Super Multi Double Layer Drive 24x CD-ROM, 8x DVD-ROM, 24x CD-R, 4x CD-RW, 8x DVD-R, 4x DVD+RW, 5x DVD-RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650 with up to 512MB dedicated VRAM and up to 1279MB graphic memory
15.4" Wide XGA TFT with TruBrite (1280 x 800) LCD
Integrated 10/100 Ethernet LAN
56K Data/Fax Modem
Bluetooth V2.1+EDR
Integrated 1.3MP Web Cam
Integrated microphone for Voice over IP
Ports: 5-in-1 Bridge Media Adaptor, 4 USB 2.0 ports, FM Tuner, RJ45, IEEE 1394, external microphone port, headphone port/ S/P DIF, RGB, TV-Out (S-Video), HDMI-CEC
Windows Vista Home Premium
Software Included: Toshiba Face Recognition, Toshiba ConfigFree, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Toshiba Disc Creator, Toshiba DVD Player, Norton 360 (90-day trial version), Microsoft Office 2007 (60-day trial version), Microsoft Works 9.0
36.2cm (W) x 26.7cm (D) x 3.45cm (H)
Weight: 6 lbs
1-Year Limited Warranty.
the spec isnt too bad - 1 pointer though - try chagning the CPU up to a T8xxx or T9xxx CPU - their 45nm fabs = more performance perclock & longer battery life.

as for the ATi 3650 - its more or less on par with a Nvidia 8600M GT, which isnt too bad at all for the 15.4 resolution
 

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Agreeing with above statement about 45nm and that notebook will definately play WoW :laugh: