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$350-450 laptop for a college student

#11gsf4lyfe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/5/2013 5:36:11 PM
megamanfreakXD posted...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/05/engadget-laptop-buyers-guide-summer-2013/


Thanks! That was super helpful.
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#12JonWood007Posted 8/5/2013 5:37:23 PM
^^Yeah, but small form factors, to my knowledge, are generally out of his price range. Most cheap laptops are either like 10" netbooks, or 15.6" laptops.

Honestly, 15.6 is ideal. It's what I'd recommend. Only reason I suggested a netbook was TC wanted something with good battery life. However, a 15.6 laptop will generally only get ~3 hours of battery life, give or take based on age (my 1.6 year old laptop already lost ~30% of its max rated capacity) and what you do with it exactly.
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#13ThePHiLsTeRPosted 8/5/2013 5:40:00 PM
gsf4lyfe posted...
megamanfreakXD posted...
http://www.engadget.com/2013/08/05/engadget-laptop-buyers-guide-summer-2013/


Thanks! That was super helpful.


Problem with that site is most the laptops are way over your budget.

The laptop I listed is good bang for the buck. Its got speed, yet is pretty cheap. It lasts for solid 5 hours on light usage. 2 hours while gaming.
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