Trying to decide on laptop for college

peer_o

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I am trying to figure out which laptop to buy for college. I am going to college in my town, so I will have access to my reasonably powerful desktop. I was thinking about picking up something to be mobile with because I don't have a car, and it may be more convenient. I have been looking around for the past few days, and I am at an impasse. I don't know what I will be using this laptop for other than to take with me places. I understand that I am going to pay more for the ability to game on it if I want to. I am not looking for it to be as good as my desktop, but some performance would be nice. I will post my desktop as well. I have it narrowed down to two, but I am open to suggestions. I am looking to purchase in the next two days. I would honestly like to keep it to under 1200 with tax and shipping if possible. Thank you for any help you can provide.

This is my current desktop: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2IjO8

These are the two I have narrowed it down to.

Would it be worth it to get the 760m with the 1080p screen, or will I not notice a difference with the lenovo that has a 755m, but a 1600x900 screen? I linked the wrong lenovo laptop the first time.

http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y410p/?sb=:000001C9:00010378:&AID=10499647&PID=3224826&SID=3-31234-nil-nil-nil-nil&CJURL=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.lenovo.com%2Fus%2Fen%2Flaptops%2Fideapad%2Fy-series%2Fy410p%2F%3Fsb%3D%3A000001C9%3A00010378%3A&PUBNAME=Fast+Light+Beautiful%2C+LLC&NID=CJ

http://www.microcenter.com/product/421115/N56JR-MH71_156_Laptop_Computer_-_Black_Aluminum
 

halw

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Have you checked with your school to see if they have a program with any laptop provider? Sometimes you can get a discount that way.
 

halw

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Have you checked with your school to see if they have a program with any laptop provider? Sometimes you can get a discount that way.
 

peer_o

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They sell some items out of the bookstore, but nothing was that good of a deal. I decided to just put it on hold for a while. I might just pick up another monitor and a 290x Lightning or something. Thanks for replying since I had't gotten any in a whole day.
 
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