Which PC laptop to buy for engineering college that'll last me at least 3-4 years?
September 15, 2012 6:52 AM Subscribe
Which PC laptop to buy for engineering college that'll last me at least 3-4 years? Coming from Apple Macbook.
posted by Parh6512 to Computers & Internet (36 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Im looking to purchase a new laptop for college. I was looking to purchase macbook before but I compared it to windows laptop and figured why not save money. Later down in my senior year some of my IE classes also require programs that are only supported by windows. My first laptop computer that I purchased was Dell Inspiron E1505 back in 2006. That only lasted me 2 years until it came apart. So then I purchased first gen unibody macbook pro. That lasted me 4 years and it was still going strong but had to sell it due to being slow for my needs. I'll be carrying this around campus everyday so I dont want something thats too heavy. But also on the same side, I want a laptop that will last me at least 3-4 years performance wise and quality wise. Apart from running MathCad, AutoCad, Maple, and Mathematica I really don't do anything that requires a lot of heavy CPU usage. I mainly use it for movies, music, surfing, and typing on my free time. After owning that Dell, I lost trust in PC laptop because they break. Not sure how the quality of laptops have changed over the years. But Im looking for suggestions.
Things Im looking for:
Intel Core i Series Processor
Light weight to carry around campus (Around 5lb or less)
*Build quality that will last few years*
14-15 inch screen
Upgradable Ram and HDD
My budget is around $1500 and Im also looking to buy it only from Amazon.com since I have gift cards that I want to use.