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getgreen

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Ill be going off to college in August and I could use some advise on what type of laptop to buy. I have a budget of about $1,700 (possibly a little more). Basically I'm looking for something thats reliable, fast, and has memory. I like to run a lot of programs at once and I have A LOT of music to store. Any suggestions?
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when I got my laptop a few months ago I had a much tighter budget. However I like what I got. Seems that in the stores (best buy, fry's, microcenter) you have your standard business laptops, budget laptops, and decked out models. Certainly for your budget, you have a lot of choices. Asus, Gateway, Toshiba all make good laptops. Save yourself some trouble and go with a smaller screen. You just won't have the space for the larger screens. Not to mention lugging it around.

Windows vista (free upgrade to windows 7 for those systems purchased after July)
x64 for multitasking
3gigs of ram or more.
Ati or Nvidia graphics.
examples:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834114634 (yes this one does have the larger screen)
dell studio 15

Apple options

If you need additional storage, you can always get a usb hard drive. Also I strongly recommend a Combination Notebook lock
example. Nothing like having your laptop stolen.
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thanks dude, ill definitely look more into the Toshiba and dell.. Any advice on whether i should go with Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate if I have the choice?
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stay with home premium. You don't get enough with ultimate to make it worth the extra money.
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