I've been looking around...

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  1. kewlgreen

    kewlgreen Member

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    So, college is approaching and I need to buy a laptop.

    The catch is that they have to at least meet the minimum (Mainstream) requirements:

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    I have found one that does meet these requirements...

    This one is a 17.3" Quad-Core, 4GB Ram, and HD Radeon 5650 1GB

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=570_577_371&item_id=032149

    And another, 15.6" Triple-Core, 4GB Ram, and HD Radeon 5470 512MB:

    http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/acer-acer-aspire-15-6-laptop-featuring-amd-phenom-ii-triple-core-mobile-n830-as5553g-5855-black-as5553g-5855/10146910.aspx?lang=en-CA&pcname=&sku=10146910&path=596f3deaa15412cd191f724eb43be46fen02

    I'm really liking that one.

    So my question is, can anyone suggest some laptops for me or advice on buying laptops etc.?

    Any input is greatly appreciated.

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    Edit: Computer Systems Technology And Network Engineering (W/ CO-OP)

    And price is $900(CAD) before tax lol. or less.
  2. Mooner93

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    well it would be helpful if we knew what you wanted to go into and what you wanted to use your computer for and perhaps a price range.... I recently purchased a dell studio 15 with an I5 and the thing runs great but this is an upgrade from my old computer which is so old that well we just wont talk about it
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    Updated to include more information.
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    Thanks for the suggestion.

    I'm guessing AMD are known to run hot?
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    Nope. both run really hot.
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    Actually don't say NOPE because they do. I've had 2 AMD Laptops and 3 Intel. They definitely run hotter.

    Reason is that their cores are mostly 65nm, and 45nm which generate more heat. Also AMD obviously isn't as good as Intel, their design for some reason generates more heat.
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    Well either way, its not too big of an issue for me.

    Unless it stops working or sets something on fire. Lol.

    My main concern is more for what I can get for least amount possible... the best deal out there.
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    Intel has better technology, AMD is more price effective. a $200 Intel trumps AMD's best stuff (which probably tops at around $150) But for a $50 AMD against a $50 Intel, AMD wins.

    The AMDs probably run hotter because they are an older technology trying to do more than they were built for.

    I agree with the dude who posted up above somewhere.
    Dell outlet -> Studio 15.
    Good College laptop for a good price.
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    AMD and Intel both have high A$$ temperatures when in use... at least from my experiences.

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