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Looking for a lap top for college

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey, i am looking for a decent lap top that i can use for my up coming college semester. im looking for something reliable and preferably cheap. looking between 200-300$, i like to game but i have a desktop for that and i am in need for something more mobile but if i can find something within the price range that can play things like 7 days to die or minecraft like games than that would be a plus. Also i saw some decently priced chromebooks, but im not sure how they operate or if they are any good.

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For $300 you won't even get something that can run chrome very well.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Enderman said:

For $300 you won't even get something that can run chrome very well.

well is there anything within the price range that is useable? Help a poor guy out.

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2 minutes ago, skeith2020 said:

well is there anything within the price range that is useable? Help a poor guy out.

Maybe look at some used stuff?

Anything new there is going to be horribly underpowered.

Also chromebooks can't run regular programs and are basically useless.


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4 minutes ago, skeith2020 said:

Hey, i am looking for a decent lap top that i can use for my up coming college semester. im looking for something reliable and preferably cheap. looking between 200-300$, i like to game but i have a desktop for that and i am in need for something more mobile but if i can find something within the price range that can play things like 7 days to die or minecraft like games than that would be a plus. Also i saw some decently priced chromebooks, but im not sure how they operate or if they are any good.

Are you in the US? If so, go to eBay and get yourself a used ThinkPad T440 (or T540 if you like a 15" screen, or X240 if you want a 12" screen). If there's room left over, grab an extra battery to go with it.


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Could get a used Macbook Air if you do some looking around. Probably even one with an i3 in it if you look hard enough. Don't get one with a C2D in it though. Those laptops have 1,000 cycle rated batteries in them so you shouldn't have any issues. Just gotta pull the bottom off and blow out the heatsink.

 

Should really consider saving up to $500 or $750 if at all possible. You'll have way more options especially on the used market.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
9 minutes ago, aisle9 said:

Are you in the US? If so, go to eBay and get yourself a used ThinkPad T440 (or T540 if you like a 15" screen, or X240 if you want a 12" screen). If there's room left over, grab an extra battery to go with it.

yeah i live in the U.S. i looked at some reviews and a few people were talking about software issues. 

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3 hours ago, skeith2020 said:

yeah i live in the U.S. i looked at some reviews and a few people were talking about software issues. 

Bull. ThinkPads have some of the best software and driver support you'll ever find. 


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No one can give you a reccomendation at this budget. Look on craigslist and see what is for sale. Old business laptops are gonna be your friend.

 

If you just need to take notes and do minor word processing, and you have an okay phone just buy a decent bluetooth keyboard and use your phone.

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