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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Seth13, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. cwwozniak

    cwwozniak Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    I believe that 1ets specifically asked "What does all play and no work do ???" I was answering that specific question.

    I never meant to suggest that "Hard work and some play" will prevent someone from getting a degree and/or a very well paying job.

    I do agree with the old saying that "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy."
     
  2. kidcnote

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    Ding Ding Ding you win the prize.. You get the point (y)
    Now riddle me this Batman
    You have a choice between being
    A. Highly Educated OR
    B. Very Wise
    You must only pick one and it will stick for you for the rest of your life. Please make your selection :confused:
     
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    We have meandered way off topic yet again, this will turn into an endless stream of snappy banter leaving you with that feeling that you will never get that hour or two back.
     
  4. brite750

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    (y) thats just about what i was thinking....gaming laptop for college??? your lucky I'm not your father, as if the binge drinking, drugs and sex arent going to be enough to keep you busy, you have to be able to play pc games.....buy a friggin X-Box. My god nothing like planning your leisure time when you get to school, I had very little leisure time and the more I made for myself the worse my grades got. We didnt have pc games at all back in the day and yet some how we found ways of amusing ourselves.
     
  5. Seth13

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    I just bought a 360 sir. But thats beside the point. So should I go with building my own computer, and purchasing a laptop with optimal battery life and low weight.



    p.s. I'm not taking the advice about studying. :) Games will always be apart of me.
     
  6. Seth13

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    Could you guys just give me some suggestions please?
     
  7. wacor

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    You wont like my suggestion but >>

    I would not spend a ton of money on a laptop for school. Your high tech laptop will be a prime choice for somebody to steal.

    Plus a laptop takes a beating being lugged around and is far more succeptible to becoming damaged.

    I am not a gamer so I dont have a clue how bad games run on a $1000 laptop compared to the one you are considering.

    Just curious how much it would cost for a desktop that will be a decent game machine? Is it possible to buy one of those and then a low end laptop. You would have the desktop in the dorm but have the portability of the laptop?

    Just an idea to throw out there.
     
  8. prunejuice

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    I think you should get the laptop you want, and don't go cheap.
    If you want a top of the line gaming laptop, get one. Don't listen to what anyone here
    says about studying and gaming.


    BTW, ...relish, mustard, onions....uhhh...pickles...extra pickles, please...and a Diet Coke...small fries...
     
  9. Seth13

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    Okay, i'll comprimise. I guess you guys are right about not being able to lug a 15 pound piece of plastic and LCD around on my back. Could you give me suggestions on a laptop that still has good graphics power, in a small portable package?
     
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    You're really full of useless suggestions today, aren't you? ;)
     
  12. prunejuice

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    Why is a MacBook useless?
     
  13. steveb1492

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    Its a Mac:p .

    Honestly, I'd just go for a cheap $600 laptop with a 'dedicated' GPU and use the rest of the money on the desktop of your dreams. You probably (hopefully) won't be playing halflife on full settings during class anyway:D.
     
  14. JohnWill

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    If he's shopping for a PC for college, I suspect that he wants a PC, not a Mac. :rolleyes:
     
  15. Seth13

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    Yeahh.. Macs aren't exactly my forte.
     
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