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Buying a Graphic/gaming laptop


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#1 JSphoto

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:55 AM

Hey all. 

Im here in Istanbul, Turkey and have enough credit for a laptop around 1500USD.

Im building up a photography portfolio so I need a laptop that can handle several windows at one time and can handle graphics software like photoshop and such. 

I also plan to play Skyrim, Elder Scrolls Online, etc.  

I'd like a computer that can handle these games with ease but possible have a good battery life for when I travel with the laptop and want to use it on the plane or bus. 

I'll also be making powerpoints and such as I am a teacher.

Suggestions? 

So far the top suggestion Ive gotten was the ASUS G51...which looks great but Ive heard it has some issues with overheating and low battery life. 



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 04:57 AM

I might add..I really hate windows 8 and plan to have Windows 7 installed. 

Are there any other programs that you all would recommend I download once I have the system?  



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 11:08 AM

The Asus G series is your best bet but high performance system will never have long lasting battery and almost all new laptops and desktops have Windows 8 preinstalled. 


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

I will ask to have windows 7 installed. I really cant stand windows 8. 

What would you recommend for computer graphics...I want it to be viable for a while as Im just getting into graphics for photography..but I also want to play games. 



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:12 PM

Im not a mac guy.  I used to have a Lenovo G580 which I like dbut it wasnt quite fast enough to handle everything efficiently and would crash now and then when I played Skyrim..I had to have the graphics on their lowest setting.  

But the battery lasted about an hour or so usually. 

Ive heard of some notebooks that have batteries that can last up to 2 hours...

 



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:36 PM

Depending on the laptop model, a minimum of a 660M would be fine but remember gaming laptops rarely have a long battery life.


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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:32 AM

Alienware is best for gaming.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

@PaulJoe, Alienware is gotta be the most overpriced gamimg notebooks around and for the quality and realiability you get, it is absolutely rubbish compared to Asus.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:52 PM

I agree that Alienware is over priced, but it is very ground breaking in comparison. The specs of a flagship Alienware laptop would kill an Asus laptop. The Asus are usually a bit more professional looking. If you are using it for photography, you want your clients to take you serious..






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