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Laptop purchase question.

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Volatile, May 24, 2010.

  1. Volatile

    Volatile New Member

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    Hey guys I am looking to spend $1000 MAX on a laptop for college. I have a beast of a machine at home for gaming so I am looking for something thats portable, fast and durable.
    Currently I am looking at

    ASUS U30JC-A1 NoteBook Intel Core i3 350M(2.26GHz)...

    But before i sink a grand on a laptop I want to make sure i'm not missing anything. So my question is that the best I can get of a combo of battery life and power or is there something better?
    Last edited: May 24, 2010
  2. MT Alex

    MT Alex

    Aug 2, 2009
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    Seems pretty spendy for a 13" screen. I know you want portablity, but there are similar speced machines in both 17.3", and even 18.4", for about the same price. Just my two cents.
  3. entropy13


    Mar 2, 2009
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    If gaming is also important get at minimum something with a Mobility Radeon HD 5650. If battery is important try getting one with a Core i5 instead of the i7. If portability is important there's 15.6"-16.4" out there with more or less same specs as 17.3"-18.4".

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