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mrbungle5223

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Im going to be going to college and I want to buy myself a laptop...I will probably only be able to afford a laptop under $1500...preferably closer to $1000...just a little over...can anyone give me some help on a laptop they would recommend me to purchase...i plan to use it for film and editing as well...all suggestions are greatly appreciated...thanks
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You might want to try Sony Vio. As far as i know it's designed for Home video editor with video editing software installed. For Video editing, you will need a Pentium 4, anything above 3 Ghz CPU processing power and very high Video and RAM memory installed. This would cost you above $2000 if you want to get a Sony Laptop. With the price you want to pay, i suggest you to get a Desktop, because you can get more for it. Other than that, you might want to check out Yahoo' s Auction for Laptops. They have very good price at Yahoo's Auction. I think you should check it out. Good luck!
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Check out some of the new Toshiba Satellite series.
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look at dells- they have some nice deals
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Since I work at best buy as one of the "Geeks" I see which ones come back because of problems and what not. I would have to agree and check out the Toshiba Satellites. I Probley wouldn't get a Dell I see ALOT of them coming in to be fixed. you can get a real good toshiba for around a grand. Check em out. :tazz:
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Since I work at best buy as one of the "Geeks" I see which ones come back because of problems and what not. I would have to agree and check out the Toshiba Satellites. I Probley wouldn't get a Dell I see ALOT of them coming in to be fixed. you can get a real good toshiba for around a grand. Check em out.  :tazz:

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No offense to you, but the laptops that come in to a Best Buy to get fixed are from not very knowledgable people. Dell also has a lot larger of a market share than Toshiba, so proportionally more of them should come in.

Dell currently makes some very good laptops, specifically the 700m and the Inspiron 6000. Dell is actually running a huge sale with a $750 off coupon today. I suggest you check the Hot Deals link in the header of the forum for the coupon code and instructions.
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if I were getting a laptop between 1000 and 1500, I'd probably be getting this

http://www.pctorque.com/4880.php

or this

http://www.pctorque.com/3880.php
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Havek923

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No offense to you, but the laptops that come in to a Best Buy to get fixed are from not very knowledgable people. Dell also has a lot larger of a market share than Toshiba, so proportionally more of them should come in.

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Oh none taken man. I am well aware of the fact that 99% of the PCs that come in the front door are not problems with the PC. the problem rests between the seat and the keyboard. Oh well.. I am still very big on toshiba :tazz: But everyone will tell ya something diffrent and why they think one brand is better then another....
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I have to give a suggestion since my dad is vice-president of IBM

Uhm...i suggest DELL computers...Just kidding ;)

IBM. I have one, works fine, haven't had any problems with the pc...only the typical windows xp problems but i fixed most of them. (of course they weren't caused by malfunctions of the PC itself.)

Anyway, good luck in College man!


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I am looking for a good laptop for college as well, except I woun't be using it for film and editing, just the usual college stuff. Something around the low 1000s would be nice, but I don't mind having to put out some extra cash if its a really good laptop. I would also like to cutsomize my laptop, like choosing what programs I want (any suggestions for a music lover?) and dont want (AOL). I am more partial to PC than Macs because PCs seem more school friendly. Last bit, one of the academic groups that I am affiliated can provide discounts on gateway computers, but I am not sure if a gateway laptop will be the best buy even if it is the best price. Suggestions? Thanks to all who reply!
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