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  1. #1 Computer for college 
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    Hello, once again. Im going to college next year and need help picking a laptop. I was looking at HP dv6t. ( http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/sh...nfiguration.do ) there is the link for what I have done. I was wondering if this is good or not for college.



    And for you parents, or none parents, if you were buying your kid a laptop for college what would you buy them? And what kind of configurations would you give them?

    Thank you so much sorry for disturbing your peace.

    John


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  3. #2 Re: Computer for college 
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    Hp is the best quality, I recommend you to get only that one. You can carry this one anywhere.

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    You would probably get more help if you posted your major, or gave more details about what you're going to be doing.

    If you're an engineering student, you may want a tablet, as they tend to be very useful in taking and organizing notes with both text and diagrams.

    If you're a programming student, you may want something robust and quick that won't blue-screen every time you make a mistake with memory management.

    If you're an art student, you really don't need anything more than a net book, unless you want to do digital drawing on a tablet.

    If you're in digital design, you may want something quick with a great graphics card and lots of memory.

    I could continue to go on listing different types, but the general point is that you get a tool to fit the job, not a tool and then force the job on it.

    Also, your link no longer works, so if you post the specs I can comment on it, otherwise, sorry.

    I know, as an engineer, I absolutely love my tablets. The Motion Computing M1200 is the best tablet I've ever used, but quite out of date now. The HP tablet is decent, but the problem is that HP overloads you on software and makes the computer run very slowly. (Most of these programs seem to be things the tablet needs to run, or video, or audio, so I wouldn't recommend turning them off.) That seems to be fixed (speed issue), mostly, in the upgrade to 7.

    Good luck.
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    Sorry about not posting my major. I have been planning to go for history education or political science. And i want to just do the basics (ie im, itunes, internet, and papers) but i also want it to be as fast as reasonably possible. Portability is a major factor and so if battery life. And i love hp like the first post states.

    John
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