Help buying a new computer...?

I am not 100% tech savvy, so quick question. I need a new Laptop and am not quite sure what to get. I am a student, so I want to be cost effective and at the same time want a good computer. I would use it for internet browsing, school work (microsoft office) and would also like to play games on it every now and again like Diablo 3...Any advice?

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  • 9 years ago
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    @Sarah... no. Acer makes fine laptops, I bought one for my girlfriend years ago and its still kicking. They do make horrible desktops though, but good notebook/laptops and netbooks.

    Look for MSI and ASUS laptops, these are the only two manufactuers that not only make laptops, but they make all the parts for the laptops. For example Dell, HP, Acer, all buy their parts from other places and then put it in their laptop. MSI and ASUS actually make their own parts and use them. Look for laptops that have a graphics card (Nvidia or Radeon) and not intergrated graphics (like Intel HD 2000, 3000, 4000).

    Im not an AMD fan so I don't know about their processors that much, but when looking at Intel processors go for the i5 (quadcore, i7 is more expensive and you'll never use the power it can give) and about 8GB of RAM. I dont know what your budget is, but, I'll post laptops that I think would be able to run The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim around medium - high settings. Also, Im assuming you're American so I'll be posting for Newegg.com.

    My suggestions:

    ASUS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    MSI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    Acer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    Lenovo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8...

    All the laptops above I have chosen, not only because I believe they're a good price, but because I think they had enough good reviews to back them up. My personal suggestion would be the MSI laptop, as its harddrive is 7200RPM (which is faster than the other laptops at 5400RPM) and will load programs faster, but the best one for its price would be the Lenovo.

    Source(s): IT tech and computer builder.
  • 9 years ago

    A company like dell or Hp is the way to go; they are good quality without breaking the bank. I have an HP Pavilion G7 series and so far everything is very smooth. Get at LEAST 4GB of ram and a larger hard drive so it will be faster for everyday tasks and gaming. Make sure you have a good security system too, like Norton 360,

    Whatever you do though, DONT go cheap and get an acer laptop. You'll end up having to spend more money in the end to replace it, spend the extra money for somthing that lasts

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