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College laptop?

#11LaMichael_JamesPosted 8/20/2013 8:51:39 PM
if dropping over a grand is nothing to you in college (judging from the topic post, yes) you can get:

1. a 13"/14" MSI, sager, or lenovo y410p for quality gaming performance and portability

2. a macbook pro to look stylish and fit in with all the other cool college kids, sacrificing better gaming performance

my point on the macbook pro is not sarcastic. it really is a nice laptop, but generally only those who have wealthier parents can afford one. unless you're in some software engineering/computer science program or a non-casual gamer, having a windows computer over a mac is irrelevant since you'll mainly be using it to take notes, youtube videos, facebook, etc.
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#12TiamatKiller(Topic Creator)Posted 8/21/2013 5:32:56 PM
I'm going into electrical engineering, but I brought my desktop for actual gaming performance and/or intensive programs. However, I want a laptop with some power because I just would like the power and I am not sure what programs/programming I will be getting into.


I haven't seen/heard about any of this DPI scaling issue, but I have seen a lot of people saying they wished the Air had a higher resolution screen (if it was 16:9 I would be all for it).

The cost is a lot, but I do have some money I can put towards it as well as the next few months to accrue money through holidays and such, which is why I'm looking at these higher-end laptops.

I just can't really decide since all those laptops provide a different experience. I'd like for it to handle modern gaming on low for shorter breaks from school (so as not to pack up the desktop everywhere) but mainly I would like for it to have some decent performance, lasting power, and portability.
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#13LaMichael_JamesPosted 8/21/2013 7:39:37 PM
since you're in college, i'd just get the y410p because of cost/performance. save the rest of your money for school and alcohol
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#14Auron_59261Posted 8/21/2013 8:32:26 PM(edited)
I was thinking about getting a Mac, but after looking at the y410p, I think I'm going that way. Thanks.

Edit: Nevermind. It looked alot thinner in the pictures. Anything similar that's under an inch thick?
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#15TiamatKiller(Topic Creator)Posted 8/22/2013 12:15:31 PM
LaMichael_James posted...
since you're in college, i'd just get the y410p because of cost/performance. save the rest of your money for school and alcohol


The 5400rpm HDD and the battery life are what initially turned me off of the y410p. I don't drink so that isn't really a concern.
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