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Old 08-26-2006, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan to buy a latop here soon for college. I want it to be mobile, but have enough power to run demanding programs like Photoshop CS2, Macormedia MX series, and some audio/video editting programs.

- I don't have to have a widescreen, but I do want a large one (15"+)
- Obviously the Intel Duos are amazing, I hear good stuff about the Turion too.
- At least 1GB of RAM
- Not so sure about what video card, no preference really
- I'd like to squeeze as much battery life out as possible but not have to completely slow the computer down to a crawl running these processes
- The current laptop I have weighs about 7lbs and I don't have much problem carrying it around, but obviously lighter is better.

I've looked around Newegg, and it seems like Toshiba and/or Sony have what I need. Any other brand suggestions or maybe a specific laptop model?

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I'll pass on Macs.
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It has gaming capablilities as well (the X1600), a budget would be nice too if you have one
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I'd say ~$1,500
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