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  1. aconrad86

    aconrad86 Well-Known Member
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    So I'm going back to school and need a new laptop $700 is about all i can afford to spend. Is there anywhere i can get a great laptop, that can handle WoW without having to kill the video settings with all my addons, and still be able to get everything on it I need to go to school for Information Systems Security??? If you could include links or anything else that would be awesome!! I'm not scared of having a laptop built and I'm sure if I set down to do it could probably put one together myself if that is the best option. Thanks for the help!!
     

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  2. johnlgalt

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    Most newer laptops, particularly those running the latest Core iX CPus and with dedicated graphics, will have no problem running WoW.

    A few can be had for prices that low - for example:

    Newegg.com - PCs & Laptops,Laptops / Notebooks,$500 - $750 (The pricing option was from $500 to $750, so some may be a bit out of the price range, but most should be in there).

    BTW, nice to meet a neighbor - just south of Warner Robins (Warner Vegas aka Wonderful Robins) here.
     
  3. aconrad86

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    awesome thanks im checking that out now. I'm actually in Kennesaw but only like 30 min from the ATL
     
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    I know well where kennesaw is lol.

    Good luck on your search as well as you school endeavors. I just started my Masters in Biotechnology....
     
  6. aconrad86

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    thanks im saving a 16" asus i found on newegg but im checking out comp usa now. ya i had a little to much fun my first go around in college so im starting with a fresh slate lol
     
  7. johnlgalt

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    You and me both. I am 39....

    At least I have the wherewithal *and* wisdom to go back and finish what I started 22 years ago...

    Also, another thing - I use the Fx browser, and I have a couple of 'pricewatch' extensions (add-ons) that compare prices of products that I look at in real time with other websites.

    The first is from http://www.priceadvance.com/ and the second is from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/14392/ - and in addition, I also have an add-on from http://www.retailmenot.com/

    Plus, I search pricewatch.com as well as Google Shopping, eBay and Amazon too, for the same exact product and find the cheapest I can find it, including shipping.
     
  8. aconrad86

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    haha ya my break has only been 5 years but it still amazes me how wierd it feels being back on campus
     
  9. johnlgalt

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    Good thing is that I am in a Masters program, and the average age is closer to 30 than 21 - so it is not as much of a culture shock.

    But I just finished my undergrad in Computer Science (and am finishing a second Bachelor's in Mathematics while doing this masters) so I still see some of the 'kids' I made friends with in the last 2 years....

    When getting your laptop be sure to do a lot of research, particularly at places like NewEgg and review sites like Tom's Hardware Guide and Anadtech - there may be inherent problems that don't show up right away with a choice that you make.

    Other than that, happy hunting!
     
  10. aconrad86

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    Oh I am. I'm definatly not gonna get ripped off it will probably be another month or so before i drop the money because I wanna make sure I get the most bang for the buck.
     
  11. JAL

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    I just bought a low-end PC with an i3 chip, that plays WoW at 60 fps and 75 latency. WoW is low end gaming. A pretty basic laptop should run it.
     
  12. aconrad86

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    what is the ram/videocard set up on your pc??
     
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    Newegg.com - Recertified: ASUS G Series G51VX-RX05 NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo P7350(2.00GHz) 15.6" 4GB Memory 320GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M

    I have one of these. It's a gaming monster but with the battery saving profiles you can squeeze almost 3 hours of light work out of it too.
     
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