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Looking for a new laptop/netbook


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#1 amnestria

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:03 PM

I'm looking to purchase a new laptop or netbook, and I'm having a hard time figuring out exactly what specs I need to look for that will do all I want it to fast and without lag.

First and foremost my budget doesn't exceed $450

I need something that will be good with multi-tasking, and want at least 4g of ddr3. I usually have 3 tabs open in google chrome while online, as well as having google talk running and sometimes i have microsoft word open. I need a computer that can handle this without being slowed down.
I also would like a computer that will handle minecraft smoothly, without having to turn down all the settings to their lowest setting. I want it to run smoothly without a bunch of lag. And also be able to have google talk open while playing minecraft (this part isn't necisary, just something i kinda want).
I want it to be lightweight, so it won't weigh my backpack down more than necisary with all my other books in there. I'd be happy with a screen between 11 and 13 inches.

If anyone has any suggestions of the actual laptop/netbook or a guideline on what to look for I'd greatly appreciate it. The only thing I found was http://www.bestnetbooksreview.com/acer-aspire-one-722-netbook.html but I have no clue if it will do what I need it to do.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 11:29 PM

Your choice Acer Aspire One 722, seems the best for you. But you should read its cons as well, given in the same page provided by you. Choose wisely.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:50 AM

That Acer laptop has a really low clock speed which is not suitable for gaming.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834146844

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#4 amnestria

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:50 AM

I don't know enough about the GHz of processors to know if the difference is significant enough to make getting the netbook a bad decision or not.

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 12:51 AM

A netbook is not suitable for gaming.

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#6 amnestria

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 01:26 AM

Even if the only game is minecraft? It's not like i'm looking to play rift or anything even close to that =p

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 07:19 AM

Lowest settings then on the netbook.

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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 13 October 2011 - 08:59 AM

Well, you can't expect it to be light-weight and have decent specs. at that price range.

If you don't mind the bulk and need decent specs, consider the Lenovo suggested by killerx525.

On the other hand, if you're looking for something portable, this might fit the bill:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834158075
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Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:56 PM

That HP netbook exceeds the budget and HP laptops aren't that great in reliability.

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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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#10 amnestria

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:40 PM

I haven't heard many good things about hp.

From what I can figure out, i want something lightweight (under 5lbs would be epic) but i'm willing to budge a bit on that. Also at least 2GHz. I prefer AMD processors, and a decent graphics card. anything over 250 for hard drive space would be awesome.

and i need to find it all for under $450 =p and i'm not having much luck >.<

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 12:28 AM

The Lenovo laptop is just over 0.73 in weight if that's ok,

>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 25 October 2011 - 05:40 PM

Tiger Direct has been dumping all laptops for two months now...you may want to take a look at the site.

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