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$1700 Laptop challenge


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Hello, I come here seeking help. I need a new computer. My current computer just will not make the grade anymore(it has 256MB of RAM! The dinosaur is screaming as I type this!). I am a poor college student who needs to build a laptop that cost $1700 or less. I will be using this laptop for gaming mostly, however, I will be doing some of my college work on it. I know cheap and gaming do not go together, but I heard you guys and gals here would help me. Keep in mind I do not need a uber laptop, just a computer that can run. I do not know that much about computers, so I do not know if I can build one(can you even personally build a laptop?). If you post anything that can help me, I wish of you to provide me a link. Thank you in advance for any help you can afford me.
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Well I'm not sure if I'm allowed to respond to people in this board. but since I to was looking for a laptop for college and gaming, I thought I'd bring up a Gateway laptop that's on sale at American Best Buy's (I think Canada too but I'm not sure).

It's from the Gateway P Series, The Gateway P-6860FX. The only "draw back" would be the processor's clock speed but that's only a "draw back" because it's dwarfed by everything else.

Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile @ 1.83ghz
4GB RAM
8800m GTS
Screen's 1440 x 900

for 1349.99

I know you said you wanted to build your own but I still figured I'd bring it up. I take it you know a thing or two about computers if you want to build a laptop, so upgrading the processor on it shouldn't be a problem if you do decide to get it.

http://www.bestbuy.c...9#productdetail
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You can't personally build a laptop as there are no parts for it that are sold like in desktop computers (in my knowledge), also upgrading is hard when you have a laptop. Only thing you can upgrade are the RAM (this one is easy) and in some cases the hard drive.
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Hi there,

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834220215

This one looks nice to me. :)

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I went out and bought the gateway. I love it. Thank you for your help. :)
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I went out and bought the gateway. I love it. Thank you for your help. :)

For real?

Nice, how is it cause I really was giving it a thought. Looks nice. Anything you don't like?
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So far nothing. I'm am no laptop expert, this is my first one. I will upgrade the processer in the future. A good processer + 8800m GTS + 4 gig o' ram will make this a really good computer.
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So far nothing. I'm am no laptop expert, this is my first one. I will upgrade the processer in the future. A good processer + 8800m GTS + 4 gig o' ram will make this a really good computer.

yea
I'm really giving this a consideration. I'm still trying to figure out if I really need a laptop for College, because if not I'd just build a PC. But I figure if I do need one atleast this laptop sounds like it'll give me the best of both worlds.

Glad to see you aren't having much of a problem with it.
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