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Old 02-07-2007, 12:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What would a good laptop be in the 1k-1.5k range? I need one for college and I'd like it to play WoW, Company of Heroes, and Battlefield 2142 very smoothly.
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there's an hp with a 7600, 2 gigs of ram, and a core 2 duo at 1.8 ghz or something like that, its about 1200... that should do everything just fine... better than what you have now actually.... lol
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that computer doesn't run.. i haven't been on here in forever.

do you have a link?
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You could just bum around the newegg laptop section and see what is out there in your price range.
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Do you want a typical 15.4" laptop or athe bigger 17"? I think the hp he was referring to uses a 17" and I don't think it was that cheap either, more like around $1400.
Check out these laptops, they're all very nice and easily upgradable to 2gb of ram if you want to do that.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220104
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834117359
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834224062
Or check out this selection on Newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Subcategory=32

If you'll be gaming make sure to get something with a dedicated gpu so you can have good graphics. Stay away from integrated and turbocached/hypermemory cards as they are a lot weaker. Video cards in laptops are tough to get a good one so make this your first priority. Go with a radeon x1600/nvidia 7600 or higher and you will not be disappointed.
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A friend of mine at work recently bought an ASUS 17" with an x1700 ati mobility and loves it, think it came in around 1800 or so though.
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I payed just over 1400 for mine on sale and love it
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This is one of the best laptop deals that I have seen anywhere....

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/ntbkx56800.asp?v=d

Even though it's ugly as sin (I would definately choose the "standard grey without graphic" over any of the lame graphics that they put on it)!

You also might check and see what kind of discount (if any) you can get on the OS through the college that you are attending. Sometimes you can get stuff for stupidly cheap through the University's computer store (I've heard rumors about $5 versions of XP at some schools.... like Indiana University?). Anyway, if you can get a substantial discount on the OS, then with CyberpowerPC, you could choose the "format drive only" option, save $83, and put the operating system on yourself. I don't think that is an option with big companies (Dell, HP, etc.).

That's probably what I will do at least. I configured one the other day with...

C2D 2.0 gHz (T7200)
100 GB (7200 RPM HD)
1 GB RAM (DDR2-667)
No OS

for about $1250.... that's not too bad.
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This laptop would be a good choice due to the Geforce GO 7600, 1GB RAM, and 100GB Hard Drive with lots of room. Asus brand too!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834220102
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