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Old 11-12-2011, 09:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a new laptop, for some classes I'm taking next year. I want to buy it within the next few weeks, so don't worry about price fluctuation. My max budget is $1500 USD. (Not including shipping/tax) I would like it to have a Sandy Bridge i7 or an i5 if need be. It'll have to run CS5.5 programs, and do some 3d graphic work. Refurb is OK, as long as it saves a decent amount of money. I figured someone on the forums has a higher end laptop, or knows of a good one, as I'm flustered, there are so many out there, and I haven't bought a laptop since my HP dv8000. That was like 5 years ago.
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd look at Lenovo. Especially the Thinkpads.
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I did look into Lenovo, but my school and work both have them, and I just can't stand the **** things.
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I'm not really a laptop guru but there seems to be a pretty nice refurbished laptop at Woot : One Day, One Deal today. If your not familiar with how Woot! works you would have to order today if you want it.
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i was very happy with my refurbished ASUS i5 laptop i got in ebay, they are always updating the lists and i buy one every year taking it to south america after 1 year so i constantly keep upgrading, never had one gone bad on me yet.
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I agree, nosbuch, the one on Woot is a good buy. But you have to order it today by 11:59pm CDT. Or before it gets sold out.

I have my ASUS laptop (in my sig) as refurbished from Newegg. I had to send it in for an RMA once, but that was due to a bad wireless card. It happens.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys, but I ended up going with this on
Newegg.com - ASUS G74 Series G74SX-XN1 Notebook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 17.3" 12GB Memory DDR3 1333 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
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Yeah, the G74 series are quite good. Hope you'll be happy!
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