The college season is upon us, and like most of us college students, you’re going to most likely need a computer to survive college. In my opinion, I prefer a laptop, but a desktop will do the trick as well. Before we get started with our search, we need to know exactly what we’re looking for before you look at a few of my favorite laptops.
Questions to ask yourself –
- What are you going to be running on your computer? Games? Word Processors? Do you need a lot of speed?
- Is hard drive space important to you? Do you store a lot of music, and such on your computer?
- Do you want to burn CDs? DVDs? Both?
- Does graphics matter on your screen?
- Do you need a big monitor?
Now that you have some questions answered, it will give you a better idea on what kind of computer that you can use.
HP Pavilion G60-230US: For under $700, you can get a very fast, and effecient laptop, making it great for just about everything. This HP model comes with a 2.0 GHz dual core processor, 3GB Ram, a 320 GB hard drive, and a 16-inch screen.
Toshiba Satellite L305-S5924: This Toshiba has received a few great ratings on amazon, and runs for less than $550! This model comes with a 2.16 GHz processor, 2GB RAM, a 160 GB hard drive, as well as a 15.4 inch LCD display.
Apple MacBook Pro: If you’re a fan of Apple products, this is the laptop to check out. Keep in mind that many Apple products will run you $1,000+, but it’s up to you if you want to spend that kind of money. This Apple brand has a 2.26 GHz duo core processor, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 160 GB hard drive, as well as the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system.
Acer Aspire Timeline: As of late, Acer has been producing some great products, such as some very affordable Netbooks. This model carries a 1.3 GHz Pentium processor, 4 GB RAM, 320 GB hard drive, as well as a 13.3″ screen. All of this can be yours for less than $600.
When on the hunt for a laptop computer, consider a few of these to see if they fit your budget, and style. If they don’t, there are hundreds of more out there for you to choose from!