Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Purchase Template: Time for a new laptop


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 Rana125

Rana125

  • Members
  • 34 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:19 AM

Posted 26 May 2013 - 07:34 PM

It is time for Rana 125.0 to upgrade to Rana 125.1! :dance:

 

I'm not planning to buy one until late summer, early fall. However, I figure if I see a good deal on any laptop recommendations made here, I might as well buy it and save a little money. The laptop I have now is great, but I am growing out of it needless to say. I need more storage and a higher RAM. However, seeing as this HP still has some life left, I am going to give it to my parents because: A) They put half down on it & B: Their desktop with a 256 MB memory finally died after 13 years of use and abuse.

 

My budget for the new computer is: $1500 max. I would love to keep it under $1000 though.

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

E-mail, School work, SPSS work, Research, web browsing, Photo and video editing, listening to music

What software do you intend on using on the computer? Microsoft Office suit, SPSS, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Flash, Adobe Premier and Adobe Photoshop

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? I really want to play my Star Wars Podracing game from Windows 98. That game is the awesome. I also have Mah Jong Quest that I play frequently.

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? It all depends. Most of the time, I do run a lot of programs, especially when I am conducting research, including SPSS. :busy:

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Pictures, Music and Videos combined probably make up the largest consumption of my hard drive space. Research would be 2nd as I do save my work and drawn on previous reports for current assignments.

 

 

          Other notes: I would love to keep using Windows. I've seen Windows 8 and I'm not really a big fan of the OS. I prefer Windows 7. That being said, I realize how limited my options are and I may have to adapt to Windows 8. It is such a pain to configure Windows 8 from tablet to desktop setting though. Also, I am concerned about the issue where Windows 8 is "selective" of its owners installing software and/or applications onto the device.

 

I am also concern about laptops vs. tablets war. I'm more comfortable with a laptop/desktop than a tablet. I want to buy something that will hopefully be "current" for the next few years and not become outdated. I do understand that technology is always improving so I know that my laptop may be outdated within a year. I just don't want a surprise a year later that tablets are what everyone is using, thus leaving me in the stone age.

 

Thank you for all your help in advance! :hello:


Edited by Rana125, 26 May 2013 - 07:35 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 killerx525

killerx525

    Bleepin' Aussie


  • Members
  • 7,220 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Local time:06:19 PM

Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:59 AM

The Samsung ATIV Book 6 has a powerful quad core i7 processor which is Adobe Photoshop and especially Adobe Premier would benefit from it's processing power plus Adobe Premier can take advantage of the AMD graphics card by improving the rendering time. There is a 1TB hard drive to store all the music, video and work related files.Also there is touchscreen which can enhance your experience with Windows 8.


>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


#3 Rana125

Rana125
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 34 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:02:19 AM

Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:27 PM

What about an actual laptop? Without the touchscreen?



#4 killerx525

killerx525

    Bleepin' Aussie


  • Members
  • 7,220 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Local time:06:19 PM

Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:58 AM

The Toshiba Satellite S855-S5168 would be another good option.


>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





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users