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#1 TPGA01

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:11 PM

Hello :-)

 

Seeking to replace my dear ole' laptop..she is tired and I ran out of upgrade options. 

 

These days not sure what will fit the bill since my range for use is pretty wide.  Hoping for some suggestions/recommendations. 

 

My budget for the new computer is: 1000k ish' less though.reliable internals ... and decent speed and display 15 or lgr. is my hope

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

 

Home Laptop Heavy Use, :busy: (I am a research addict lol ..system will be on more than powered down):  Office, eMail, web browsing, research within various offline and online db's, hobby graphics & Web design, database builds (research and charting).. FB.. I tinker with system security apps and various little tech apps too. stream movies occasionally

 

I have a small xp pro home network, wireless setup including printer. External HD's (usb) and I am always in the settings.

What software do you intend on using on the computer?

 

Windows 7, (not thrilled with 8) Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Photoshop, Firefox  and of course security, backup software and anti malware programs. Web builder software (nothing major). both ac and usb cooling pads, .Adobe Pro for pdf creations


Do you play games? If so, what type of games? rarely but if I do, they are generally online based

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?

 

Yes, I tend to have lots open at one time.. especially browser tabs, and programs depending on what I am working on.

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

camera pictures primarily, custom graphics and some music. though not enough to warrant a tb drive etc

 

I realize for my budget, I will need to compromise..... So any thoughts/suggestions would be very much appreciated.. everytime i try to custom out... the cart result is way above budget :wink:

 

 



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:58 AM

The type of uses that was mentioned, a laptop with an i7 processor is all that is needed, a dedicated graphics card is unnecessary. Something like this would suit your needs as it has plenty of processing power for photoshopping and web builder software plus it is 15.6" for the screen and it's thin and light weight. In terms of reliability, Asus is well known for have building reliable laptops and they have awesome support services.


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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
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:52 PM

Thanks Michael!!.. Will definitely take a lookie.. I appreciate the suggestion.. In the past I have not looked at the Asus,, I will take look. :-)  some of the ole' reliable brands' have not maintained the quality as they use to...  i agree it is time to look at other brands.. thanks again!



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:44 PM

Thanks Michael!!.. Will definitely take a lookie.. I appreciate the suggestion.. In the past I have not looked at the Asus,, I will take look. :-)  some of the ole' reliable brands' have not maintained the quality as they use to...  i agree it is time to look at other brands.. thanks again!

Toshiba and Lenovo(IBM) are still pretty good laptops.


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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
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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