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#1 heavyjavadrinker

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 05:59 PM

I'm looking to upgrade to a new laptop computer, and what i want is a quadcore processor, 7200rpm hard drive, dedicated graphics card, and at least 4-6gb of memory.
I can't seem to find a PC Laptop that looks even remotely like what I want. I have been a pc user for years, and am used to the windows operating system. I do a lot of graphic
work with photoshop, illustrator, dreamweaver, etc. Is there a PC laptop out there that looks as good without being so bulky and geared towards "gamers" ?? I am not a gamer. I
want to do graphic work. please help. Oh and by the way, i am looking for a 15.6" screen size.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:08 PM

Does this fit your budget: Samsung - Laptop / Intelฎ Core™ i7 Processor / 15.6" Display / 6GB Memory / 750GB Hard Drive - Black/Graphite - 999.99

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:17 PM

what exactly is an i7 core?

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 06:22 PM

Its the processor type its rather fast.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:39 PM

is it a dual, triple or quadcore or a separate category?

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 07:43 PM

It would be a Quad Core Processor:

Intel Core i7-2630QM - http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=52219

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:50 PM

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Posted 29 May 2011 - 05:57 PM

I don't personally recommend HP's way to many issues with them over heating and the video cards going out on them.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:44 AM

They also have monitor problems.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:04 AM

I already have an HP DV5 laptop and that's thing I don't like about it (runs hot, and the fan kicks on all the time -- i'm sick of hearing it). When shopping for it, I really liked the way the new HP laptops looked. I wasn't wanting to spend the extra money at the time for a dedicated graphics card, and now I wish I had. On the new MacBook Pros with the quadcore, I wonder if those have dedicated graphics cards...?

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:19 AM

Yes they do have dedicated graphics.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 12:57 PM

Im happy with my Dell Studio 1747 it has the following specs:

http://speccy.piriform.com/results/u6KfjmOuDfCqsl41Njpyfat

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 04:37 PM

Some Dell's aren't to bad but some are just crap!

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 09:43 PM

Just for the record, your macbooks use intel CPUs as well, so a intel based PC would be on par with a macbook in most areas except for the OS.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:14 AM

I really don't think Apple will use AMD's processor.

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