Looking for a laptop for school

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I am looking for a laptop for school. It must be 14 inches or smaller. I would also like to use it for a little bit of gaming, my budget would preferably be around $1500 AUD but can go up to $1800 AUD

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There are lots of good one you can find on Amazon. I’m not a super gamer but play a lot of them. The one thing that may make your selection harder is the size.. I would recommend as a minimum, an i5 or i7 processor, 8 gig ram and a dedicated video card to handle the graphics with 4g Mines a 15″ here are the specs on mine.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Your budget is big. So there you can go for top brands like HP/Lenovo/Asus/Acer etc. Of course go for latest technology. For your good concepts, please link here: http://h20386.www2.hp.com/australiastore/merch/offer.aspx?p=c-gaming-laptops 
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  • KingOfWafflezzz
    Do you know any that don't look like they are for gaming?
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  • Subhendu Sen
    What did it mean, 'look like they are for gaming'? Any laptop does not look alike gaming. It depends on its configurations. It is better to check original websites of the manufacturer that you want to buy and make a good decision.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    Yeah, that's a big budget for a student. Of course, many students these days have $1,500+ MacBook Pros (for social media, email, and web browsing!) and their parents don't bat an eye at the cost. I would recommend buying a 1 to 2-year-old business grade computer from Dell or Lenovo on eBay or similar. That's what I do for my business and my family computers and the systems are amazingly powerful and feature-rich...yet they cost about 25-35% Of their original price. You can get an amazing system for less than $500. Best of luck!
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  • TheRealRaven
    I also go the eBay route like Kevin. Usually, though, I go a little older and buy two laptops (for much less than a single new one). Often, I also add my own memory and HDD after buying the lowest configuration of a "decent" laptop.

    One of the first things I do after making sure they run is set up 'remote desktop' between them. I then have two fairly decent systems running and can rely on a fairly immediate backup, though it's rare to need it. A second system also means that I can update one to test results before risking everything.

    Mine are almost exclusively Lenovo, more important for business but can do gaming if not pushed to limits. And nowadays they're bought as "no OS" and immediately loaded up with Linux (mostly Linux Mint).
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  • ToddN2000
    Lost of go suggestions and you can find some good, slightly used ones on line. You may also want to check any local PC shop. Sometime they take trade in's towards a new system and you can get those on the cheap side. For me personally I tend to stay away from Dell systems. A lot of friends and family have bought them and a majority of the call I get for help are to fix those systems.  
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