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[–] Adrint 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

https://system76.com

These guys are a small OEM and they make some pretty cool Ubuntu machines.

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[–] Marsog [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

THIS IS AWESOME

I'll check if I can use linux in my classes though, I don't know if some of the programs we will be using require windows.

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[–] 5471032? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you want a laptop with Windows 7, it's still available, primarily for business laptops not suitable for gaming. If you have a Windows 10 Pro license, you get downgrade rights. If you have Windows Home/Premium, there are no downgrade rights and you'd need to buy Windows 7 separately, and some of the hardware in the laptop may not have Windows 7 drivers available for it. If you're like many who absolutely want to avoid Windows 10, you would be better off buying something that comes with Windows 7.

Screen size vs portability is a big issue. If you're going to be carrying it from class to class, and depending on how good your eyesight is, you could find a decent 13" to 15.6" screen size, but for gaming, you might want a large screen (but you can always HDMI a smaller computer to an external display)

Asus is usually better than MSI, but MSI has improve a lot lately. You could consider:

http://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-WT72-6QM-Workstation-Review.158331.0.html

http://www.notebookcheck.net/MSI-WT72-Workstation-Review.145071.0.html

MSI WS WT72 2OM-1246 17.3" SLIM AND LIGHT WORKSTATION LAPTOP NOTEBOOK i7-4720HQ Quadro K4100M 16GB 128GB SSD + 1TB

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[–] Marsog [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Thanks for the info, I'll check out MSI. I'm bringing my desktop so gaming isn't really a problem for me.

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[–] 5471307? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

If gaming isn't a problem, there are much cheaper laptops - I only picked those because they had industrial strength graphics that could handle games. I would still stick with Windows 7 Pro. The business-class laptops are generally better built with better keyboards.

Since newer processors are coming out soon, you might want to wait until August or September to make your final choice.