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#1 captaink4821

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:45 AM

hey guys! Im looking to get a new laptop soon and would like some suggestions. I am currently an undergrad in Computer Engineering so i will need something that can handle programing, CAD, Circuit design, and other stuff along those lines. I Would also like to be able to play some mid to high graphics games on it such as half-life 2, call of duty, and Assassins Creed.
The specs im looking for are at least an i5 processor, 15.6" screen, 5 or more hours of battery, and as light as possible. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:39 PM

What is your budget? Getting a 5 hours of battery in a high powered system is very rare.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:34 AM

I really want to stay around 1000, but am willing to go up to 2000 if the specs are right.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:47 AM

TOSHIBA Qosmio X775-Q7384

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Wow that looks really good. Has any one had personal experience with those?
Also, what about the Toshiba Satellite for a cheaper solution?

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:52 AM

I could sacrifice some performance for more portability and battery life.

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:20 AM

TOSHIBA Portege R830-S8332

This laptop is 3 lbs, it has a 11 hours battery life and it has fast 128GB SSD. The only disadvantage is the Intel HD graphics which isn't too bad for HL2 or COD but it's not really a gaming graphics card. I had a look at the Satellite models which would suit your needs but they are all 5 lbs and has shorter battery life.

Edited by killerx525, 07 March 2012 - 12:22 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
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

I found this satellite that has a 1gb Radeon graphics card and 12-cell battery. I know its a little heavier but all the other specs are there and its a lot cheaper. Here is the link,, what do you think?

http://www.toshibadirect.com/td/b2c/cdetland.to?poid=2000016420

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:33 PM

Correction, the last post said Radeon graphics card but its a NVIDIA GeForce card. My bad.

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:33 AM

Toshiba Direct always has there customizing the specs of the laptop and i find that they sell it more cheaper then Newegg etc. The laptop is perfect also i would consider purchasing the extended warranty.

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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 08 March 2012 - 10:54 AM

Ok, thanks. Do you think the price would go down if i wait until the ivy bridge processor comes out?

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:41 PM

The thing is when do you need it? Can you afford to do without it hoping for a price drop?

Some thoughts on getting battery life from a laptop.
LED screens use less power
SSDs use less power.
Turn off wireless when not in use.
The dimmer the screen is the less power it is using
playing a movie or Audio CD or game from a dvd will shorten the battery life since the drive motor needs power to spin the disc.
The more powerfull the processor and video card, the more power they will use.
side note setting the power settings for maximum battery life will slow down the computer but give best battery life. Setting the power option to performance will give shortest battery life but best speed.
Get the Biggest battery you can
A spare battery you can swap can also extend runtime on battery. You do need to close the screen and wait for the laptop to shut down before the swap of course.

Smaller screen will generally use less power as it need to light up less screen.

Qosmios are nice. However they are a desktop replacment that can also be lugged around.

Most of all lighter is better.

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 01:24 AM

The current Sandy Bridge i7s are already powerful enough also rumors has it that Ivy Bridge would be more focused on the integrated graphics rather then the processing performance.

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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 09 March 2012 - 01:42 AM

I plan on sticking with the i7. I was just curious as to if the price for the Sandy Bridge would drop once the Ivy Bridge is released?

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Posted 09 March 2012 - 10:10 AM

Yer probably it would but i would assume that they will either discontinue selling the Sandy Bridge i7s or just clear out the remaining stock.

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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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