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How would this laptop do for enttry-level college programming?

#1Eye_of_HorusPosted 6/1/2012 12:50:05 PM
I've heard many good, good things about lenovo so i went over to their website and started customizing a thinkpad edge. Here's what I came up with: how will it be for college programming (entry level courses).

System components
Intel Core i5-2450M Processor (3M Cache, 2.50GHz)
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
15.6" W HD (1366x768) AntiGlare, Midnight Black
Intel HD Graphics (WWAN or mSATA capable)
4 GB PC3-12800 DDR3 (1 DIMM)
Keyboard with Number Pad - US English
UltraNav with FingerPrint Reader
720p HD Camera
500GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm
DVD Recordable
6 cell Li-Ion Battery 48WH - 75+
65W AC Adapter - US (3pin)
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 (2x2 BGN & BT4)
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#2ShubPosted 6/1/2012 12:54:38 PM
It would do well.
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#3deloozhPosted 6/1/2012 12:59:43 PM
You don't really need a great computer for programming. Unless the program itself needs a good computer to run.
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#4Eye_of_Horus(Topic Creator)Posted 6/1/2012 1:50:14 PM
I see it has integrated graphics, how limiting will that be on minor gaming?
I'd only play stuff like...maybe maple story or tibia,and some flash games. Very low-graphic games, nothing serious.
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#5ChrazidPosted 6/1/2012 2:58:00 PM
I think you'll be fine for maple story on that laptop.
#6Eye_of_Horus(Topic Creator)Posted 6/1/2012 3:35:46 PM
Chrazid posted...
I think you'll be fine for maple story on that laptop.

That's what I was thinking, just wanted to be sure
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#7fakewarsPosted 6/1/2012 3:41:45 PM
how much that laptop cost? you probably can get better deal with asus
#8Solid LinkPosted 6/1/2012 3:50:53 PM
Beyond fine. For the record, I used to compile C++ programs on a Pentium 4, 3 GHz with 1 GB of RAM and it never took much time.

Though if your school is anything like mine, they'll have computers they'll allow you to download IDEs to, anyway. The Visual Studio IDEs run decently well on my school's Core 2 Duos (which are now somewhat old)... the only one that sometimes lags is Visual Web Developer, which simply seems to be poorly designed. Here's hoping you don't have to use it much, haha.
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#9Eye_of_Horus(Topic Creator)Posted 6/1/2012 3:55:42 PM
fakewars posted...
how much that laptop cost? you probably can get better deal with asus

$600 from lenovo's website.
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#10DreDayyPosted 6/1/2012 3:56:44 PM
get a better screen.
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