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Old 03-09-2007, 06:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone!

Just wanted to ask a quick question. Im looking to buy a laptop for college but i was looking to spend around $3000 on it. I am mainly gonna use it for Adobe Photoshop, Music, Video Editing, and Games.

Should i go in search for a laptop now, or to wait till December?

P.S. I could also spend as max as $4000. And would anybody recommend a certain kind of laptop or brand that would also help out alot.

If as many people can respond with their opinions, that would be great thanks.


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Old 03-09-2007, 06:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you have 4k plus you could get a pretty dope alienware laptop

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Old 03-09-2007, 06:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get a desktop. Chances are, you'll only be using your laptop outside your dorm or home or what not less than 5% of the actual time you spend using your computer.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Why December? Is there something specific that you want that comes out in December? I would wait a couple months for the Santa Rosa chips to come out since you can wait.

Since your budget is so high, I would recommend a Clevo/Sager. If you don't know, Clevo/Sager is one of the largest barebone manufactures. Alienware uses modded Clevo barebones (although Alienware sucks with their outrageous prices and horrible customer service.) They make amazing luxury-quality laptops that actually have reasonable prices for the performance you get. You can easily get a specced out one for $3000.

From (highly rated reseller with great customer service, member of Better Business Bureau, and has resolved complaints) you can get a Clevo 570U barebone with the following specs for $2800:
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No December is my birthday, and my parents said that they would help on getting me the laptop, i just have to work up the extra money. I originally wanted to build my own computer, but i figured a laptop would be much eaiser due to mobility, can also be used at a desk, in class, etc.
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Old 03-10-2007, 03:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Also do you all think that i should just go ahead and build my own PC, and dont worry about the laptop?
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Old 03-10-2007, 10:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well you could build a kickass desktop for like $2000-2500 and use the rest of your money to buy a cheaper, small laptop to carry around to class and stuff.
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Old 03-10-2007, 01:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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In my opinion, I would say that if you CAN wait until December without getting a new laptop or desktop, then do it... by that time, your money will get better hardware.

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