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Need A Laptop 500 - 800


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#1 mattytun1514

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 06:53 AM

My budget for the new computer is: £500 - £900

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? - mail, web browsing, casual games,

What software do you intend on using on the computer? Antivirus,Firewall,Firefox,Nero,Photoshop,printer

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? casual games nothing rich in graphics

Do you tend to have a lot of programs running at the same time, or do you close every program when you are done using it? usually close but sometimes i can run more

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? yes



I like the "Dell laptops" because they have "USB" at the back of the laptop the laptop will be for the house only from room to room the one i have at the moment i have hooked upto my "creative speakers"

Edited by mattytun1514, 04 August 2011 - 06:57 AM.


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#2 Blaze413

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 02:47 PM

here is one for more of the upper side of you budget http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-VPCF13M8EB-Notebook-Processor-SuperMulti/dp/B004JA5XCW/ref=sr_1_61?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1312487158&sr=1-61

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 08:39 PM

Now this Toshiba laptop uses the latest Sandy Bridge processor and has some very nice speakers along with a large 640GB hard drive and 6GB of ram.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-Satellite-P750-114-i7-2630QM-Bluetooth/dp/B004XARUPG/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1312508296&sr=1-1

Edited by killerx525, 05 August 2011 - 12:41 AM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:05 PM

Nice find

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:44 AM

I found that to be a dirt cheap deal, you would rarely find something like that in Australia.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:25 PM

Thanks both for helping / i see on both laptops the USB ports are down the side.I would prefer a laptop with a USB on the back because i have to plug my speakers into the back i find if i plug them in the side the cable gets in the way so far i see most Dell laptops have a Usb on the back.............

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 11:45 PM

I seem to can't find one like that, newer designs does not place the USB ports in the back of the laptop.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:56 AM

Thanks what do you think of this laptop http://www.dell.com/uk/p/xps-l502x/pd?oc=n00x5m06&model_id=xps-l502x

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 11:42 AM

That would be fine and you don't need to customize it.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:17 PM

At that price point I'd try to take a look at something "special".

The Asus bamboo series comes to mind...

U53jc

http://usa.asus.com/Notebooks/Superior_Mobility/U53Jc/

That 15" bamboo U53 is one GORGEOUS notebook! It's fast enough, can do 3D graphics np and has really decent battery life.


Or the N53JQ

It's a powerhouse in a very nice chassis and HDMI 1.4 as well as eSATA!

Or if you really want to spend money and don't care if it's borderline DTR then checkout this MONSTER

ASUS Rog G74SX

The Bamboo series is also available in 13" no optical and a 14" with optical.

PS I'd take a look to Asus for notebooks as they tend to make decent higher-end models at your price-point. The low-end ones are as poor as everyone else!

Edited by HiroPro, 07 August 2011 - 02:57 AM.


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Posted 06 August 2011 - 09:23 PM

They don't have the back usb ports.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 06 August 2011 - 10:53 PM

And that's a deal breaker on purchasing? That's crazy IMHO. Most notebooks use that space to place the battery on most designs. Only older chassis use a design were the battery mounts underneath less Apple's Macs. If multiple USBs are to be used and he doesn't like multi usb plugged into notebook I'd just purchase a USB hub thus only requiring one USB to be used.

Edited by HiroPro, 06 August 2011 - 10:56 PM.


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Posted 07 August 2011 - 01:12 AM

This one has USB port in the back.

Edited by killerx525, 07 August 2011 - 01:18 AM.

>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 07 August 2011 - 02:04 AM

That's a desk top replacement. WOW I haven't seen one of those in a while. Totally useless as a mobile computer due to the desktop CPU used and the under two hour battery life. This is also why it has a chassis with the battery designed to be installed from the bottom. It also has a negative affect on the chassis cooling design have a 4 x 4 etc cell design. It makes much more sense to have a battery pack where all the cells are in alignment thus making a long cylinder type housing rather than a square pack housing.

Also mattytun1514 & killerx525 have you heard of "right angle" USB cables!!!

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That EXCELLENT U53jc has a USB port on the left back near the screen hinge. Use the cable above and you won't even see it. That right angle A connector has the profile of a Logitech unified USB mouse receiver... In other words it won't be visible!!! Making a notebook purchase decision simply based on the USB ports being on the back, and by nature the OLDER notebook chassis designs, is very silly and poor purchasing logic. Hopefully mattytun1514 you will realize this when you see the right angle cable above.

Edited by HiroPro, 07 August 2011 - 02:56 AM.


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Posted 07 August 2011 - 02:43 AM

If your willing to wait and a 14" is your thing I'd also consider the U43SD. It's another bamboo model with a GT 520M video adapter and Sandy Bridge!

Edited by HiroPro, 07 August 2011 - 02:43 AM.





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