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Default  Posted: 11:02 AM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Okay, so I start grad school next week. I need to get myself a laptop, which is great timing because a lot of places have Memorial Day sales this weekend. I am not super tech savvy, so I need recommendations for laptops that will get me through grad school and allow me to perform various unrelated functions (like browsing the internet, social networking, looking at SI, storing pictures, iPod stuff, etc). I'll need Microsoft Office for word processing, and it will need to be fast enough to allow for completion of online coursework. My budget allows for between $500-$1200 or so? Idk, but I don't want to spend TOO much on it.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!


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Default  Posted: 11:13 AM, May 23rd (Thursday)

wow, I could totally geek out on you right now but I won't

I think your price range is realistic for what you want to do. I'd even say you could get a very nice laptop for no more than $700-$800. I'd stay away from the less than $400 laptops IMHO. Best thing to do, if you haven't already, is to go out to multiple retailers and check out various laptops, write down prices and specs. Then go home and compare them to the online prices to see what the best deal is.

Sounds like most of what you do doesn't require much in the way of hardware. If pictures are your thing then hard drive space is a big consideration for you. And even then you could get an external hard drive to store those on. It really depends on you.

FYI - If you want Microsoft Office and you are a student, usually you can get student pricing through the school you are attending. Saves some major $$$ that way.

And congrats on getting into grad school !!


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Default  Posted: 11:20 AM, May 23rd (Thursday)

RyeBread: geek out! PLEEEEAAAASSSEEEE? I like geeks! Plus I need guidance here.

Thanks for your congrats!


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Default  Posted: 11:23 AM, May 23rd (Thursday)

I have an HP pavilion m-7. It's perfect for everything that I use it for and it's super fast. I store my pictures on an external hard-drive because my old computer almost crashed with all my pics on it, so now I keep them separate, but that's just me.

Have fun computer shopping


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Default  Posted: 11:27 AM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Thanks simplydevastated! I KNOW I'm overthinking this (this is my tendency- just ask some of my friends !) but I don't want to waste money.

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Default  Posted: 12:07 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

I started my doctorate with a $400 high end HP netbook, that I killed from overuse and a liquid spill. I just got my new Precious yesterday, after doing a bunch of research -- its an Asus Zenbook, UX31A, with an i5 processor with Ivy Bridge and better video resolution than the tv in my living room! lol I love it, its so pretty. Its also less than 3 lb and super thin, which will make commuting on the bus a breeze.

My second choice was a Lenovo UT310. This one was just, well, sexier.

For what you need to do, just about any laptop will do. I focused whether the keyboard felt right for typing (I write A LOT and am picky about how the keyboard feels),on weight, and on battery life (well and price!) as my priorities. I aimed for an i5 processor hoping this will get me through the remaining years of my program but didnt feel I needed a top of the line new tech machine. I decided I did not need a touch screen, though the temptation was there. Basically I went to a few stores and fondled the machines and wrote down the model numbers for the ones I liked the keyboard and screen etc on. Then looked at reviews on cnet and other places, and then found it as cheap as I could online. Then waited impatiently for it to arrive!

Good luck, with both the computer buying and the new degree!


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Default  Posted: 12:42 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Thank you peacelovetea, for the suggestions and good luck wishes! I'll check those out.

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Default  Posted: 12:50 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

You're not over thinking this, in my opinion (this coming from an over-thinker ) That's a lot of money to spend so you want to make the best decision


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Default  Posted: 1:06 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

My geek out post would end up being pages long

Here are a couple that seem pretty good.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230416

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834312432

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834216462

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834314004

Again, the best thing to do is try them out before you buy if possible. There are laptops out there that by all accounts are good on the inside but just don't "feel" right when I use them.

Other considerations:

The larger the screen size the larger the laptop. I like big screens but when it comes to a laptop that you may be lugging around its important to think about how much screen size you really want.

If you haven't used Windows 8 before there is a bit of a learning curve there. Some like it, some hate it. But if you haven't used it yet it is a little different animal than Windows 7 (I prefer Windows 7).

Hope that helps a little.

disclaimer: I do not endorse newegg.com. I just knew I could get some general laptops and prices there. Hope that isn't against SI rules. If so sorry


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Default  Posted: 1:07 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Thanks simply! This is the first time in a LONG time I have been told I'm not over thinking something!


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Default  Posted: 1:09 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Thank you Rye! I'll check those out. But I am a teensy bit disappointed I was deprived of a full-on geek out! j/k

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Default  Posted: 1:13 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

That's because a full on geek out looks like this:
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3840QM (8MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit
18.4 inch (467.36 mm) WLED WideFHD (1080p) display (1920 X 1080)
16GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
1.5 TB RAID 0 (3x 500GB) 7200RPM
Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M - SLI® Enabled

But costs about $3300


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Default  Posted: 1:15 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

lol Tred!

I understood it all until:


16GB2 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz
1.5 TB RAID 0 (3x 500GB) 7200RPM
Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680M - SLI® Enabled

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Default  Posted: 1:22 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

1.5 TB RAID 0 (3x 500GB) 7200RPM

and then we could get into the nuances of RAID and why they would stripe accross 3 drives vs. going with 4 in a RAID 5 config giving parity, space, and speed advantages over RAID 0...


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Default  Posted: 1:22 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

One thing you can do for comparison shopping is go to www.dell.com and customize one. You are probably looking for Win7 64bit OS, 12-14" screen, 3rd Gen Intel Core i5 or i7, 4-6GB RAM, 500GB storage, and CD/DVD player. If you want higher screen resolution, you'll probably have to go with a 15" or larger monitor, but you don't need it unless you'll be taking graphics intensive classes. You don't mention your graduate program, so I'm guessing here.

There are a lot of options.


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Default  Posted: 1:29 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Tred, I did that. But I still don't really know what I'm supposed to be looking for. My program is primarily online and might require some teleconferencing through blackboard. It will require me to watch a lot of videos. Does that help?

There ARE a lot of options!

Rye: You officially lost me!


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Default  Posted: 1:34 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

As a fellow college student, I'd go with an HP brand, minimum of 8GB Ram and 750GB Hard Drive (I'd be more inclined to get a 1TB hard drive, if you can find one in your price range). Personally, I like big screens, so I wouldn't go smaller than a 15" (I have a 17" and love it). As far as OS, I would probably stick with a Win7 version...I have both Win7 and Win8 and I like Win7 MUCH better!

I would avoid Acer and Toshiba. I've had both brands and the computers died after about a year and a half My h has had his HP for going on two years and it still runs great I have a Sony and the verdict is still out on it (it was what I could afford at the time...I've had it about three months and it's been good so far).

ETA: Also before you invest in a Windows OS, make sure it's compatible with the OS of your school. Some schools have gone to Apple based products and while you can make it work, it's more of a PITA.

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Default  Posted: 1:38 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

It will require me to watch a lot of videos.

A good internet connection (faster the better - cable service) will make the difference on that.


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Default  Posted: 1:42 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

I checked HP, and the only Laptop with Win7 (64bit) they offer online is the Pavilion g6 with the old i2 processor. Of course, I haven't tried Win8, so that might be something to go for - I rarely use Win(anything) except for e-mail and web browsing.

Abby, since the class is online, you probably want at least a 17" screen (if you aren't going to be lugging it from class to class, the weight isn't as big an issue). Here is a sample of one that would work for about $850.00 (plus S&H, any other add ons):
http://www.dell.com/us/p/laptops.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn#!facets=226291~0~14720664,55846~0~14833549,228279~0~14814752&p=1


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Default  Posted: 1:48 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Ya if all your doing is some web browsing, emailing and watching videos you don't need much in the way of hardware, all those crazy specs above are for either technical things like video editing needing lots of ram, or playing games with high high settings and fps.

Really I just got out of law school and I did a laptop in it, but most of the time it was more of a distraction than a help. Sit in a lecture sometime and sit in the back row, guys are looking at sports or random humor websites, most girls are doing window shopping online, a few people are playing scrabble type games etc.

Not trying to throw a water balloon on your parade but you could save a lot of money getting some notebooks and pens

If you don't like that option or your handwriting looks like mine, you could check a Craigslist even to find something on the cheap, like someone above said a fast Internet connection will make more of a difference than the hardware for what you want.


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Default  Posted: 1:51 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Tred- that's what I customized when I was looking a bit ago! But I don't see a way to change it to Windows 7. So, this is a good one?

I checked HP too and didn't see any 1TB hard drives. BUT, I could get a purple laptop there So do I trade functionality for aesthetically pleasing color?

Rye- yes, I will need a fast internet connection for sure.

Mama- Thanks! This is good info, and eliminating those helps me narrow the field.


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Default  Posted: 1:53 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Hopefulguy- my classes are online with some skills labs thrown in. I will be using my laptop for schoolwork probably on a daily basis.

But I will need some pens, highlighters and binders too! Thanks for reminding me!


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Default  Posted: 2:02 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Oops. I was looking at RAM. HP totally has some 1TB hard drives. Off to see if I can find purple.

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Default  Posted: 2:02 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

I don't hear a need for a lot of speed, so the Core i7 sounds unnecessary. Core i5 should take you through 3-5 years.

What about mobility? Are you going to be carrying this to and from class and the library? If so, I'd want a screen smaller than 15".

I'd go for a business-level machine like the Lenovo T or X series or the equivalent HP, Dell, etc series. They're usually identifiable by coming with 3 year warranties (NOT 1 year plus an extended warranty, unless you buy from the vendor's website). The business machines cost a little more and have fewer bells and whistles but tend to be more robust and are therefore more reliable. Also, the biz machines tend to have a lot less junk software included, so they run cleaner longer.

For regular papers, you don't need MS Office - you just need to save stuff in MS Office formats. The free OpenOffice and its variants allow you to save papers in MS's 'doc' or 'docx' format. OTOH, the academic prices can be pretty low.

Good luck in school!


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Default  Posted: 2:04 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

That link is for a Win7 computer (on the left side of the screen is the checkbox for which OS you want).

What internet connection do you have at home? 802.11n is the latest (right now), but direct ethernet connection is faster - wireless isn't as fast. I don't think it will be that big of an issue as long as your ISP is decent (at least cable, not DSL or Satellite).


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Default  Posted: 2:11 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

sisoon- I assume I'll be carrying it a lot. I work full time so I can take it to work and do schoolwork on my lunchbreaks. I might take it at times to various places on weekends as necessary.

Tred: We have a wireless hotspot thingy from Verizon.

What about this one?
http://www.shopping.hp.com/en_US/home-office/-/products/Laptops/HP-Pavilion/C4G55AV?HP-Pavilion-g6t-2300-Select-Edition-Notebook-PC


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Default  Posted: 2:12 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

I don't remember the full specs of my laptop but it has a 17 inch monitor with an Intel core i7 with Windows 7. If you look up the model information (HP Pavilion m7-1015dx) it will give you more specs.

The most I can "geek out" about my laptop is "she's really pretty and has backlit keys."


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Default  Posted: 2:17 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Or this?

http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Inspiron-17R-i5-3210M----Purple/dp/B00B97Q368/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1369336648&sr=1-1&keywords=purple+laptop+computer


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Default  Posted: 2:21 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Oh, it's purple! I like it!

Here's mine
http://www.technostall.com/hp-pavilion-m7-1015dx-notebook-review-specs-features-and-price/


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Default  Posted: 2:22 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Both are Windows 8, but the Dell has a better monitor, more memory, twice the storage, and is Purple...I'd go with that.


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Default  Posted: 2:25 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Simply: I know! I love purple.

Tred: So the Dell wins over the HP, but does THIS Dell win over the one you linked?

Thank you all for your advice and support so far! I appreciate it greatly!


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Default  Posted: 2:25 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

abby,

Both seem to be decent enough to do what you want. The HP is 1.5 pounds lighter than the dell from amazon. If you are carrying that thing all over its something to think about. But the Dell is purple


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Default  Posted: 2:29 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Rye- so the awesome purple Dell will work?

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Default  Posted: 2:31 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Yes it will, but only because it's purple jk

Seems like a solid choice to me.


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Default  Posted: 2:36 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

YAY!!!!!

I'm about to order the darn thing! Thanks EVERYONE for your help.


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Default  Posted: 2:37 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Yeah, the purple one will be fine . The one I linked to has a bit more horsepower, but is more expensive.


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Default  Posted: 2:41 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Awesome, Tred. I don't mind spending a little more, but if this will do what I need it to do, I'm okay with it. Plus, I love the color.

Thank you. You were very helpful.


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Default  Posted: 2:42 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

My second choice was a Lenovo UT310.

This was my first choice and I got one. I like it but can't stand Windows 8, so I set it up to dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 8. I use Ubuntu a lot more than Win 8 but need Windows for some of my work (I teach online).

Unless you are doing video editing or gaming, the extra high specs are just not necessary and most any ordinary laptop (even the under $600 ones) will meet your criteria easily. I do video editing and so my desktop happens to have i7 core. The laptop I mentioned is i5 and it is fine, even for video editing even though I don't use it for that.

To make Windows 8 more palitable, I put a program called "Classic Shell" on it (free download). It makes it more like the Windows we are familiar with.

I also bought an external CD/DVD burner for my laptop because it does not come with one. That would be the one thing I would suggest: either pick one that has a built in CD/DVD burner/player or you might end up having to get an external one. The ultra book is thin and light and when I'm on the go I know most of the time I won't need the CD burner, but I like having it so when I am at home, I can easily install software from a CD, burn tunes to CDs, or rip tunes from CDs to the computer (for ipod or whatever).

Yes, I'm a bit of geek. I have a Ph.D. in a technology management related field, but I am also a realistic person and so see no reason to recommend the highest specs to typical online college students (or traditional college students). Most people do not need expensive high end computers. I have taught online for several schools and most of my students do not have the newest or greatest computers. Internet speed is a greater concern for most, and that is going to depend on your Internet provider, not the type of computer you get.


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Default  Posted: 2:53 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Be sure to let us know what you think once you get it.

Enjoy!!


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Default  Posted: 3:01 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Thanks Rye! I will.

Bobbi Sue- I have no idea if I'll need a CD/DVD burner. But I think it's included in the one I picked.


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Default  Posted: 3:17 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Whew! Order placed. I'll let you guys know what I think about it. I'm a little leery of the Windows 8 OS, but maybe I'll get used to it without much hardship.

I'm excited-it's purple!!!

Thanks again for all the help.


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Default  Posted: 6:45 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

You will probably get used to it, eventually, but it's really a PITA until you get used to it. Honestly if I could do it over, I'd go with the slightly cheaper Win7 b/c I dislike Win8 that much


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Default  Posted: 7:26 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Mama- I expect a big ole "told ya so" from you when I'm on here venting about it in a bit!

Seriously, it should be fine. I imagine it will take some getting used to.


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Default  Posted: 7:30 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

I was trying to push Win7...not my fault it doesn't come in purple! And yes, it has a DVD+RW optical drive. I hope you enjoy it, and if you don't like Win8, there are a lot of third party apps to restore stuff like the start menu.


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Default  Posted: 7:35 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

Tred- I know. I probably should've gone with a plain colored laptop with Win7 but I just couldn't resist the color! I'm a sucker for colorful.

ETA: and who knows? I might like it once I get used to it.

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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, May 23rd (Thursday)

With what you're going to be using it for, you may not dislike it as much as I do


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Default  Posted: 10:01 PM, May 25th (Saturday)

I am coming in here a little late...but I am an online student and just purchased the MS office professional package directly from the Microsoft web site. They offer students the software for $99 which is a great deal!

Good luck in school!


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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, May 27th (Monday)

Thank you LisaP! I'll check that out.

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Default  Posted: 8:10 AM, May 30th (Thursday)

Got my shiny new purple laptop yesterday!

Windows 8 has me like this for now! It's definitely going to take some getting used to. And in my defense, I didn't have much time to really get involved with playing with it.

I love it so far-it's really nice. It seems gigantic and it's kind of heavy, but I'm sure I'll get used to that as well.

Thanks so much for all the tips and suggestions. It all really helped, and I appreciated each of you taking time out to respond.


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Awesome Abby! I have zero advice on Win 8, but I think 8.1 is coming out soon. There's probably plenty of online tutorials for it. I'm sure you'll be an old hand at it in no time. Congrats!


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Default  Posted: 3:00 PM, May 30th (Thursday)

Have fun with the new toy/computer!


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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 8:44 AM, May 31st (Friday)

Thanks guys! I'm getting a little more comfortable with it.

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abbycadabby
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Default  Posted: 6:50 PM, June 7th (Friday)

Okay! I'm super comfortable with my new laptop! I know you guys were just waiting with bated breath for my update!

I am posting on it right now! I can do this!

As an aside, I'm already getting grades back on submitted assignments, and so far I've gotten As!


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tired girl
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Default  Posted: 10:06 PM, June 9th (Sunday)

Hlessons and I both have new laptops with the win 8 and we both hate it. Mostly because there is a glitch with the win 8 and the wi fi portion of it. You can get repeated issues with loading pages sometimes. We seem to have the biggest problems with this in one particular room in the house. This seems to be a known problem with the program.

I have the touch screen, I do like that part of the program.

I also do all online school, good luck with your classes


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