I need a laptop for college

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Dangy, Aug 9, 2011.

Aug 9, 2011

I need a laptop for college by Dangy at 4:12 AM (726 Views / 0 Likes) 10 replies

  1. Dangy
    OP

    Member Dangy Twisting Your Mind & Smashing Your Dreams

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,391
    Country:
    United States
  2. BORTZ

    Global Moderator BORTZ wtf, nintendo

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,625
    Country:
    United States
    egh gaming laptops are just decent, but at the end of the day, its just a laptop.
    Get some something that you can use for "school" and keep gaming elsewhere.

    As far as this one goes, its pretty good in terms of what youll need it for.
     
  3. Dangy
    OP

    Member Dangy Twisting Your Mind & Smashing Your Dreams

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,391
    Country:
    United States
    Not heavy gaming, at all. Just stuff like TF2, Minecraft. Most likely Skyrim when it comes out.
     
  4. nexus1556

    Newcomer nexus1556 Advanced Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    94
    Location:
    A Nice Island In The Ocean
    Country:
    Canada
  5. Dangy
    OP

    Member Dangy Twisting Your Mind & Smashing Your Dreams

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,391
    Country:
    United States
  6. Dangy
    OP

    Member Dangy Twisting Your Mind & Smashing Your Dreams

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,391
    Country:
    United States
  7. marcus134

    Member marcus134 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    584
    Location:
    Qu├ębec
    Country:
    Canada
    About the Dell, 17 inches are generally a bad choice when it comes to laptop since they tend to be bulky and heavy. Also they consume more power and, in classrooms, power outlets aren't always easily available.

    With those concerns, the Lenovo seems to be a better choice. If you want to compare the video card, the 6570 is about as strong as a 540m, so it's better when it comes to gaming.
    http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD...0M.41479.0.html

    you can also look at those two:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16834230074
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16834214414
     
  8. Originality

    Member Originality Chibi-neko

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2008
    Messages:
    5,149
    Location:
    London, UK
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    17" laptops are only a bad choice if your concern is portability. If you're using them as a desktop replacement, then they're far better than 15" laptops. The bigger screen makes all the difference when working on it for university. Then again, if you get a secondary monitor, then the size of the laptop doesn't matter at all.
     
  9. Dangy
    OP

    Member Dangy Twisting Your Mind & Smashing Your Dreams

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,391
    Country:
    United States
    I really don't mind having a 17" screen.

    In terms of which is a better bang-for-your buck type thing, would the Lenovo be better? All my past computers have been Dell's, so I'm not really sure of the quality Lenovo's computers.
     
  10. Satangel

    Member Satangel BEAST

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,255
    Location:
    Bruges, Belgium
    Country:
    Belgium
    4GB RAM will be enough for what you are planning to do. Don't even look at anything higher, much smarter to invest in a better CPU.
    Also, think about investing in a cooling pad (or building one yourself) because a laptop really really isn't made for gaming. I've had mine for a year, and even though it's slightly better than my desktop PC, I end up gaming all the time on the latter. Laptop just gets too hot for my liking, shortening it's life expectancy.
     
  11. Dangy
    OP

    Member Dangy Twisting Your Mind & Smashing Your Dreams

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,391
    Country:
    United States
    I'm already getting an i7, and it's pretty hard to find an i7 with anything below 6GB of RAM. I'm not going to be doing any 'core' gaming on it. Just the occasional Minecraft, and Team Fortress.
     

Share This Page