Another "What Laptop Should I Buy" Thread

Discussion in 'SFF, Notebooks, Pre-Built/Barebones PCs' started by Moe747, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Moe747

    Moe747 Junior Member

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    So being a college student taking engineering and all, I decided a laptop would be really helpful since a lot my content is online. Anyways I'm looking for a $650 laptop, I'm looking a lot into lightly used or like new laptops for sale locally. I'm not going to be gaming but I'll be watching a movie or show once in a while, but battery life is an important aspect. So what do you guys suggest I get? I'll also post some local laptops asking if they're good. Thanks for the help, gotta get back to studying for finals. :'(

    http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...inkpad-T510-Under-Warranty-W0QQAdIdZ437808477

    http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-computers-Samsung-I3-W0QQAdIdZ437730281

    http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-s...-i5-14-Excellent-Condition-W0QQAdIdZ435636624

    http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-computers-Laptop-W0QQAdIdZ436924396

    http://london.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-computers-Samsung-NP300V5A-S05CA-Laptop-W0QQAdIdZ435617175

    *I also live in Canada
     
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  4. Moe747

    Moe747 Junior Member

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    Actually I'm considering the Surface RT.
     
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    Ok that is a cool new piece of hardware but the RT is locked down software wise. It does not have a full operating system. The bigger version will have a real CPU and a real OS but it will be more expensive.
     
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    Yeah, $620 with the keyboard just put me off, that's a bit too much for a tablet.
     
  7. crab0

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    http://www.bestbuy.ca//en-CA/produc...gb-ram-windows-8-x202e-bh91t-cb/10227480.aspx

    If your interested in the RT but turned off by the price and limitations, there's a $500 Windows 8 touchscreen ultraportable.

    Couple of reviews
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/22/review_asus_vivobook_s200/
    http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/laptops/1295962/asus-vivobook-s200

    Its not running a fast Core i but for video, google docs, etc it should be plenty and certainly better than the RT's Tegra 3 that ramps up running Word (LOL).
     
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    Get a used Thinkpad X220. In my country they're around that price.
     
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    If you can stretch your budget to $700, a NEW X230 laptop, with an IPS screen can be had. If you're looking for battery life, I would go for new. Batteries degrade over time, and used batteries tend to have less capacity.

    See link to Lenovo's site (if you have a friend who works @ IBM)
     
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