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#1 Alex384

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:50 PM

My budget for the new computer is:

$0-$499

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

Web browsing (mostly), occasional games.

What software do you intend on using on the computer?

Word processing, photo editing.

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?

Browser based 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?

No. I have a lot of tabs opened at the same time.

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

No.


ASUS VivoBook X202E Touchscreen Ultrabook (Black)
Screen size: 11.6-inch touchscreen
Hard drive size: 500 GB
Weight: 2.86 pounds
Memory: 4 GB

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/productID.257476600

VS.

Samsung- Ultrabook 13.3" Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Touch-Screen Laptop - 4GB Memory

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+Ultrabook+13.3%26%2334%3B+Geek+Squad+Certified+Refurbished+Touch-Screen+Laptop+-+4GB+Memory/8815915.p?id=1218902578275&skuId=8815915&st=Samsung%20ultra%20book&cp=1&lp=2

Which would be the better buy? I'm doing basic activities on the computer. I'm specifically looking for low-end touchscreen models, if someone can find something a little cheaper I'd like to know.

Edited by Alex384, 20 May 2013 - 07:04 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:37 AM

They are essentially identical, the Samsung has a larger screen size which could make your browsing experience better.

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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 21 May 2013 - 01:44 PM

OK, thanks. I want to compare this also:

 

"Gateway NV53A52u 15.6" Laptop 4GB Memory 500G Hard Drive"

 

http://www.amazon.com/Gateway-NV53A52u-Laptop-Memory-Drive/dp/B004A4SDSI

 

  • Features with AMD Turion™ II X2 Dual-Core Processor 2.4GHz, ATI Radeon™ HD 4250 Graphics, 500GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory, HDMI™ Port, Built-In 1.3MP Webcam, 6-Cell Lithium Ion (4400 mAh)

Edited by Alex384, 21 May 2013 - 01:46 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2013 - 04:35 PM

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OK, thanks. I want to compare this also:
 
"Gateway NV53A52u 15.6" Laptop 4GB Memory 500G Hard Drive"
 
http://www.amazon.com/Gateway-NV53A52u-Laptop-Memory-Drive/dp/B004A4SDSI
 

  • Features with AMD Turion II X2 Dual-Core Processor 2.4GHz, ATI Radeon HD 4250 Graphics, 500GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
  • 4GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory, HDMI Port, Built-In 1.3MP Webcam, 6-Cell Lithium Ion (4400 mAh)
The Samsung is a lot faster in terms of CPU speed.

>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 21 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

Which laptop would handle games such as Minecraft the best? Which one has the best video/graphics card?

Can you also post benchmark results for the 3?

Edited by Alex384, 21 May 2013 - 07:08 PM.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 06:42 AM

Which laptop would handle games such as Minecraft the best? Which one has the best video/graphics card?

Can you also post benchmark results for the 3?

Both of the Samsung and Asus has the exact same integrated graphics which is the HD4000 whereas the Gateway has the Radeon HD 4250. The HD4000 is a lot faster then the 4250, so either the Samsung or the Asus can handle Minecraft easily as it is not a graphical intensive game.


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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 22 May 2013 - 09:59 AM

Okay, that sounds good!

 

Can it handle video editing/rendering? 

 

How about the processors? Which ones are faster? I see that the Samsung and Asus use the same exact processors but I also see that the Samsung is listed that it supports Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz too? Does that mean that the Asus has the turbo boost too but I don't see it listed anywhere. I also heard that only the i5 and i7 processors support turbo boost only... 


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 04:30 PM

Okay, that sounds good!

 

Can it handle video editing/rendering? 

 

How about the processors? Which ones are faster? I see that the Samsung and Asus use the same exact processors but I also see that the Samsung is listed that it supports Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz too? Does that mean that the Asus has the turbo boost too but I don't see it listed anywhere. I also heard that only the i5 and i7 processors support turbo boost only... 

Depending on the type of video editing, you probably can do it but for heavy professional types of stuff then no. Yes, the Asus also has turbo boost. The i3 range of processors also support turbo boost.


>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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