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Old 08-03-2009, 11:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been building laptops at manufacturer's websites, and they seem overpriced to me.

The specs I require:
Core2Duo Processor
Bluetooth built in
Dedicated graphics card
4gb Ram
14 inch screen minimum



I've tried searching for notebooks with those specs, but bluetooth doesn't seem to come with many laptops. I can use a usb dongle, but I'd rather not. Not trying to spend more than $1,000.


Just built an inspiron 15 for $774 before taxes and shipping with:

T6500 C2D
4GB RAM
Internal Bluetooth
1.3mp Webcam
15.6" 1600x900 screen
ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330
1 Year Warranty.
9-cell battery


That's pretty good. I'll bring a printout to Best Buy and I will see if they will price match for me.
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Default Re: Need a laptop for college

Just saw this thread and was reading CNN.com. Didn't really check out what they offered but thought it would be helpful.

Best laptops for students - For liberal arts majors (1) - Money Magazine
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Old 08-03-2009, 02:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They don't seem to be looking for the best price. I'm going to jump on that dell in the next few days if best buy doesnt price match.
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Have you considered a Thinkpad T400?
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Just to update everyone, I went with an HP HDX16T priced at $855.99 after tax/shipping. Still waiting for it to reach my doorstep
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