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Old 12-07-2010, 10:18 PM    (permalink
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I have an HP dv5 laptop that I've been relatively happy with for about two years. It's fairly beastly for the ~$700 I paid for it (20% off). But vikes is right about the heat issue. The vents are designed poorly. I'm going to get a cooling stand, which will solve the problem for $30-50.

Sager is the absolute best for laptops, though. Their low-end machine is $860, but wipes the floor with some of the high-end models from other company and they're also the most reliable.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...selected_cat=3
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I have an HP dv5 laptop that I've been relatively happy with for about two years. It's fairly beastly for the ~$700 I paid for it (20% off). But vikes is right about the heat issue. The vents are designed poorly. I'm going to get a cooling stand, which will solve the problem for $30-50.

Sager is the absolute best for laptops, though. Their low-end machine is $860, but wipes the floor with some of the high-end models from other company and they're also the most reliable.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...selected_cat=3
I would totally agree with you about the cooling stand. But the point of a LAPTOP is for it to sit on your lap. If you want to get a chill pad, cool, but that's another 30-50 bucks you have to spend.
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This makes me happy in the pants because I've been working towards purchasing an Asus laptop for several months now. The one I want (forget what model) supposedly has like 9-10 hours of tested battery life. That's a lot of free-roam fapping and compooping.
Thats their U50 series...
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Got a Mac. I had no clue how to use it when i first got it, but took me about a day. Works really well for me.
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What are your guys' opinions on this laptop? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834146852

I literally know next to nothing when it comes to computers/laptops so I could use any help I can get.

I'm not going to be gaming at all - aside from the occasional online game. The main use is going to be for schoolwork, browsing, etc.

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The specs are basically the HP laptop I have, but it's better because it's a Lenovo (also, better screen and better video card). That's a solid machine. I'm sure you can do better if you shop around a bit, but I don't see how you can go wrong with a Lenovo with those specs for that price.

Unfortunately, Sager put out their new models and their prices went up.
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Buy it. Lenovo's are some of the best built machines out there and its a dual core with 4 GB of RAM. You'd need half of that for what you will be using it for. Thats a good deal.
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Ok, thanks a lot guys
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Forgot to add, got an Asus and I love it.
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Forgot to add, got an Asus and I love it.
I've had an Asus for almost 2 years now and have had no complaints other than the terrible graphic design.

Really, if you need a laptop for schoolwork, you don't need to look far. Read some reviews and find the cheapest laptop with solid reviews.
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I propose $ 899 Sony Vaio offers blue card at Best Buy bluelabel, magnesium alloy body is very durable, and its light weight, has a backlit keyboard, I would say about 4 hours of battery life, Although they say 5 and a half.
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laptop advice bump. price range is up to like 700 but preferrably no more than 500.
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I really wish I needed a laptop...this thing is such a beast for the price.

http://www.sagernotebook.com/index.p...el_name=NP5160
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Honestly I wouldn't even consider this trash. Alienware has become and overpriced POS since Dell took over.
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i really wish i wouldve known about hdmi out on laptops when i bought mine back in 2007 would have saved me a ton of inconveniences, i didnt even have a flat screen then though i guess so that wasnt very important
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asus got some nice laptops
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Just need a laptop for internet. What's good, cheap and reliable?
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For just internet? Get a netbook.
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I got this:

http://www.excaliberpc.com/597097/le...-notebook.html

Thing's a warrior lol
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