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Need a new laptop as a college student.

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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
April 24, 2017 2:30:58 PM


1. What is your budget? “Reasonable”, as in I’m guessing $700 max, probable more so around 500-600.

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 13”-15.9”

3. What screen resolution do you want? At least 1080

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? I don’t know what this question means but I know that I need portability as a college student.

5. How much battery life do you need? I can skimp on battery life if need be, at least 3-4 hours I guess?

6. Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?
Yes, but minimal. Maybe “Enthusiast level”, like I want to be able to run CSGO on all low settings around 60 fps?

7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)
Some photo editing is the most intensive probably. Ideally heavy multitasking

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? A small SSD would be nice, but hard drive I don’t really care, I can always get an external, or google docs.

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links. None, although I do have amazon prime

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 4-6 years through college.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? None? SD card slot?

12. Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons. Just give me a good computer and idgaf.

13. What country do you live in? US.

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed. I’m a soon-to-be college student who needs portability and (not especially) light-weight. I want to be able to do all the things a college student would need to do like take notes (touch screen would be a bonus, but not necessary), but also some light gaming on the side. I’m not heavily focused onto games and just like to play games that I like. Thanks!


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a b D Laptop
April 25, 2017 6:24:44 AM

hello,
This has a very respectable GPU for the price
https://www.amazon.com/Dell-15-6-Inch-Quad-Core-i5-6300...

Intel i5-6300HQ 2.3 GHz Quad-Core (6M Cache, Turbo up to 3.2 GHz)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB GDDR5
8 GB DDR3L / 256 GB Solid-State Drive
15.6-Inch FHD IPS
$699.99

for approx. gaming perf. you can refer to
https://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-960M.1...

btw “Enthusiast level” usually means ultra settings with 60+ FPS :) 
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