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#1 wintless

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:05 AM

My budget for the new computer is: preferably under 1000.

What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? email, web browsing, adobe photoshop/illustrator, watching movies/shows, listening to music

What software do you intend on using on the computer? photoshop/illustrator/indesign, microsoft office, itunes...

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? only online games.

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? i tend to have a lot of programs running.

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? i store A LOT of pictures/music.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:47 AM

I'd say give this one a shot:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834246132

It will handle all of those programs with ease. 8GB of ram so it can handle all those open programs with out freezes or crashes, Dedicated nvidia geforce gt555m for the smooth photoshop/illustrator 750GB hdd for all the music and pictures.



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Posted 30 August 2011 - 01:37 PM

Oh! Thanks!

Before you replied, I was looking at HP Pavilion dv6t Quad Core Laptop and ASUS G Series G53SW-XN1 Gaming Laptop... They're both I think for gaming, which I do not really care for; however, they're slightly cheaper than the one you suggested to me. (And by slightly cheaper I mean like ~50 dollars less), but I guess my question is which of the 3 would I get the most out of given the price and what I need my computer to do. Because I think they have only 6 GB of RAM, and the ASUS one only has 500 GB. On the other hand, ASUS has an 8 cell battery, better resolution (1920 x 1080), and a 1 year ASUS Accidental Damage Warranty (which given my past, would be very nice to have). The HP just has cool additional things like anti-glare, blu-ray and a finger-print scanner...

Thoughts?!

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:22 AM

I would go for the Asus because the 460M on the Asus maybe 1 series older then the Lenovo but it is faster then the 555M. Don't even bother to get HP, they have the highest failure rate and Asus has the lowest failure rate.

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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 31 August 2011 - 09:25 AM

there isn't by any chance, a computer with specs this good that is a little lighter? i have to travel a lot between my computer graphic classes and home with this laptop.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:59 AM

ASUS U36 Series U36SD-A1 - This is only weighs 3.74 lbs, it isn't as powerful as the bulky Asus G53 but is good enough for the task you mentioned.

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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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