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Buying A New Laptop


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#1 dyjodapa

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

My budget for the new computer is: $700

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

What software do you intend on using on the computer? Picasa and Google Chrome

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? Tycoon 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? A lot of programs at the same time.

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

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#2 dyjodapa

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 05:11 PM

Is this a good laptop: http://outlet.lenovo.com/0855xb3.html

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

I welcome other recommendations.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:28 AM

lenovo IdeaPad Z570 (1024DMU) Note,the laptop has switchable graphics, so when your gaming you might want to some slight adjustment in the Nvidia control panel settings so it uses the dedicated gpu.

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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 23 April 2012 - 10:26 AM

I can bump my budget up to $850. Can I get anything better?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

Is this a good laptop: http://www.jr.com/asus/pe/ASU_N53SMDS71BS/ ?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 06:36 PM

Also does this look like a good configuration. It is a Toshiba Satellite:


Processor AMD Quad-Core A8-3520M Accelerated Processor 1.6 GHz base (2.5 GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology), 4MB Cache
Microsoft® Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit, SP1
Memory 8GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM (4096MBx2)
Hard Disk Drive 500GB HDD (7200rpm, Serial-ATA)
Optical Drive DVD SuperMulti (+/-R double layer) drive
KeyBoard Options Glossy Black LED Backlit Tile keyboard
Battery High Capacity Lithium Ion Battery (12-cell/98Wh)
Wireless LAN & Bluetooth® Realtek® Wireless LAN (802.11b/g/n)
Microsoft® Office Software Microsoft® Office 2010 Starter
Anti-Virus Software Norton Internet Security Suite (NIS) 2012 (30-day trial)
Standard Limited Warranty 1 Year Standard Limited Warranty

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:42 AM

If you got the Asus laptop, that has a faster processor then the one i suggested. When the Asus is compared to the Toshiba AMD processor, the Intel is faster. For $850, this has the exact same processor as the Asus but slightly faster graphics card. But to be honest with you, it is unnecessary to spend that much on laptop when your own only doing basic tasks and playing games that aren't demanding.

Edited by killerx525, 24 April 2012 - 01:42 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 24 April 2012 - 07:29 AM

Is this a good laptop: http://www.jr.com/asus/pe/ASU_N53SMDS71BS/ ?


It sure is!

And I'd definitely pick an ASUS over a Lenovo. Much better build quality.

Edited by ReviverSoft, 24 April 2012 - 07:29 AM.

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