So I'm looking for a laptop for college. I haven't bought one yet because I was waiting for the free windows 7 upgrade, but since that is available now I am looking for one.
Heres the one I am looking at:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6834147995
Basically I'm looking for a laptop that handle anything I'm going to throw at it, whether it be new games, video encoding, dvd burning-- anything that requires a pretty beefy computer. I really like the fact that it has the GeForce GT 130M and that it has a pretty powerful cpu and a large enough hard drive. Little things such as battery life aren't problem because I can always upgrade the battery. The only thing I'm not so sure about is how reliable it is.
The computer I have now I bought in 2002 and it still runs great, the only reason I believe it still runs so well is because I've always taken great care of it. I plan on doing the same for whichever laptop I buy, and I want it to last as long as possible. If anyone knows hp's reputation for laptops, this model's reputation, or a better deal I would greatly appreciate it. This laptop comes with a 1 year limited warranty and I believe I have the option of choosing a 2 or 3 year warranty for a few hundred more, but is that really necessary?
My budget is preferrably below $1000.
Thanks alot for your time and any help I get in advance.
tl;dr : I'm looking for the best deal, most reliable, fastest laptop for college for about $1000.