Best Windows 7 laptop for students?

Hewlett-packard / Hp 540
February 27, 2010 at 09:24:51
Specs: Windows 7, core 2 duo
i've planned to buy a new laptop. i think dell is best. is there any minus factors in the performance and the peripheral quality of the dell laptops?


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#1
February 27, 2010 at 11:46:20
It depends, the low-end, low priced (sub $500.00) machines are typically flimsy, but can't complain ... YGWYPF. It also depends of what type of laptop you are looking for ... DTR/gaming, standard, subnotebook or a tablet. As far as brand goes, Dell is indeed highly recognized & tend to offer strong competitive pricing, but you can get a solid machine from the other big brands, like HP, Toshiba, Sony, IBM, Lenovo, etc.

Personally, I tend to lean towards Toshiba, HP & Dell. But will purchase from any of the other major brand if the price is right & the component features are acceptable to me. Even though, you haven't told us what exactly you are looking for, I'd suggest something with at least a C2D or C2Q CPU, 2GB or more (non-shared) RAM, 250GB HDD & 15-inch screen, DVD burner & 6-cell battery.

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#2
March 2, 2010 at 08:37:23
hi, thax for ur reply.


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#3
March 2, 2010 at 09:09:03
The trouble is students rarely just want the laptop for study and are invariably disappointed when their low priced laptop won't play the latest games!

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#4
March 3, 2010 at 00:04:59
Brim makes a good point. If you've decided to only use the laptop for school, then you'd be in good shape with an inexpensive Dell, hp, etc.

If you want or need to do extensive graphics editing or gaming, then the price goes up, battery life goes down, the laptop gets heavier, and produces more heat. Believe me, lugging around a 25 pound laptop bag is no fun.

For school work, office apps, and internet I'd be perfectly happy with a lightweight sub $500 laptop.

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#5
March 13, 2010 at 05:36:47
I will never touch a Hp laptop ever again, even with someone elses 10 foot barge pole after they stiched me and 29.9% of other hp notebook owners.
Clearly had a fault with the graphic chip, and they refused to honour 1000's of notebooks weeks out of warranty, and ended up having a slangng match between nvidia, blaming eachother.

Shame really because it was a fantastic machine.


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#6
March 13, 2010 at 08:52:24
I would stay away from Toshiba, I've repaired almost a dozen in the last few weeks.

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#7
March 14, 2010 at 13:37:24
You can chose whatever laptop you want. Only make sure it is an ASUS!

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