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Laptop recommendations for a student.


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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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Macbook Pro's seem to be the college thing these days. If you dont play games, then I would go for that.
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yea thats what i originally wanted but I'm afraid my budget might not allow a macbook pro... Also ive never used a mac and im not sure just starting out in college is a good time to relearn how to use a computer. i feel im fairly proficient on windows.
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You could probably fit a regular macbook into your budget. And they have made Mac simple enough that you could learn it in a day.
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As you will know there is a lot to consider when buying a laptop but with the budget you have finding something that meets your needs should not be a problem and you know the ways in which you will be using it, so I would imagine you have a good idea of your ideal spec. This is my favourite place to get answers to questions like this, as it is a world wide comparison engine - alatest.co.uk/?gclid=CPaD1pL...3godplaMdg&nr=1. You can sort the results by the factor that is most meaningful to you in your choice of laptop such as price, user review and expert reviews.

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IMHO the only thing cool about a Mac is how it looks. If you'd rather have compatibility, the ability to play games, and much more bang for your buck, go PC. Dell makes a great laptop.
If you would rather pay more for a less powerful machine that looks really sleek, OR if you plan on doing any audio/video editing, go Mac.

If MS could just make an OS that was as intuitive and pretty as OSX, and if some PC maker like Dell could just make a laptop that was as sleek as a Macbook, Apple would be in trouble. That's just my opinion though.
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