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Old 05-21-2011, 11:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i am graduating this week and my mom wants to buy me a laptop that i can use for college, however i am leaving home....and don't want to have to stop playing my games...i play mainly World of Warcraft and Portal 2 right now...(lets leave the thread about the computer and not the games) i need to find a laptop that can run both games but is affordable. preferably under 1k any ideas?
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What are you going to be doing in College?
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Old 05-21-2011, 11:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm going to school for culinary which will have more than cooking...ill have real assignemnts, documents to keep..and a digital portfolio. ill also more than likely have Itunes and songs taking some space
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Well yeah, I meant your not going to need a beefy book for AutoCAD or anything.

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Old 05-21-2011, 11:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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no, no big beefy things, and that would be greatly appreciated
. thanks for helping
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All right. If you can afford a little more than 1K, this would be awesome: Newegg.com - ASUS N53 Series N53SV-A1 NoteBook Intel Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory DDR3 1333 750GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M

Has a good graphic card, 750GB HDD, 4GB DR3, Intel i7 2630QM (based on sandybridge)
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Personally I'd take the Dell XPS 15 over the Asus N53 since the prices are so close

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They have the same cpu and while the Dell has a slightly slower gpu it has 2gb more ram, a Blu-ray drive, and a vastly superior screen.
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