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#1 dyjodapa

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:49 PM

My budget for the new computer is: 
$500-$600
What are the primary uses for this computer (IE: mail, web browsing, programming, games, etc)? 
Web Browsing, email, and photo editing.
What software do you intend on using on the computer? 
Chrome, Adobe Media Live Encoder, and Picasa 3.
Do you play games? If so, what type of games? 
I play a lot of flash 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? 
I tend to have a lot on windows open.
Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer?

Yes, I will store a lot of pictures

 

Another thing I would like is fast boot up times so I would prefer the laptop have a SSD Cache. Though, that is not an absolute need.

 

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:01 AM

$500 - $600 budget is a bit tight for a SSD cache to be included but this Lenovo  would be able to handle all of the tasks that was mentioned easily.


>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
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

$500 - $600 budget is a bit tight for a SSD cache to be included but this Lenovo  would be able to handle all of the tasks that was mentioned easily.

You can find deals on some of the Ultrabooks for around this amount, my roommate got a Toshiba Ultrabook for about 550, it has a 32GB SSD for the OS (Locked and not viewable through Windows UI), boots in like 10-20 seconds, really long battery life, and has decent specs (i5 I believe with 4 or 6G of RAM and a 250GB or 320GB HDD)



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

 

$500 - $600 budget is a bit tight for a SSD cache to be included but this Lenovo  would be able to handle all of the tasks that was mentioned easily.

You can find deals on some of the Ultrabooks for around this amount, my roommate got a Toshiba Ultrabook for about 550, it has a 32GB SSD for the OS (Locked and not viewable through Windows UI), boots in like 10-20 seconds, really long battery life, and has decent specs (i5 I believe with 4 or 6G of RAM and a 250GB or 320GB HDD)

 

Link?


>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
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Posted 28 May 2013 - 05:09 PM

 

 

$500 - $600 budget is a bit tight for a SSD cache to be included but this Lenovo  would be able to handle all of the tasks that was mentioned easily.

You can find deals on some of the Ultrabooks for around this amount, my roommate got a Toshiba Ultrabook for about 550, it has a 32GB SSD for the OS (Locked and not viewable through Windows UI), boots in like 10-20 seconds, really long battery life, and has decent specs (i5 I believe with 4 or 6G of RAM and a 250GB or 320GB HDD)

 

Link?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-U945-S4140-14-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/B00AY1FI8Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369778904&sr=8-1&keywords=toshiba+ultrabook

 

basically his, he got one that was windows 7, and it was actually just above 500 but still



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Posted 29 May 2013 - 12:31 AM


 


 


$500 - $600 budget is a bit tight for a SSD cache to be included but this Lenovo  would be able to handle all of the tasks that was mentioned easily.

You can find deals on some of the Ultrabooks for around this amount, my roommate got a Toshiba Ultrabook for about 550, it has a 32GB SSD for the OS (Locked and not viewable through Windows UI), boots in like 10-20 seconds, really long battery life, and has decent specs (i5 I believe with 4 or 6G of RAM and a 250GB or 320GB HDD)
 
Link?
 
http://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Satellite-U945-S4140-14-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/B00AY1FI8Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369778904&sr=8-1&keywords=toshiba+ultrabook
 
basically his, he got one that was windows 7, and it was actually just above 500 but still
Oh wow thats a ripping deal!

>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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