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#1 bigdog1100

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 05:57 PM

Hello. I am lookig to buy a Laptop. I am tech savvy, and have a speciffic system in mind. Would you share your suggestions please. Below is a must criteria in the order of importance.

 

1.) Backlit Keyboard

2.) DVD or Blu Ray Drive

3.) Under $1000

3.) Light, under 5 pounds or less. The less is better

4.) Aluminum chassis

5.) i3 or i5. i5 is preferred.

5.) Silver or Black or Blue.

6.) 14 or 13 inch.

 

WHat will I want to do on it? EvE online, WoW, and entertainment. On occasion Video Intense soft, but not usually.

 

THe ones I saw already are SONY VAIO FIT 14, Apple Mac Book, ACER, ASUS, DELL XPS. HP looks kind of ugly but I will consider it.

 

Thanks.

 


Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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#2 bigdog1100

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 09:25 PM

Update. Here are the contenders. Please give me your most skeptical. I think I will go without CD. I want 13-14 inch laptops, preferably 14, so here they are.

HP ENVY TouchSmart 14t-k000 Ultrabook
HP ENVY 14-k010us Sleekbook

ACER S7-391-6468
ACER S7-391-6478
ASUS U47VC
ASUS U47A
SONY VAIO Pro 13 Touch Ultrabook
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook

Premiums:
Apple MacBook Air
Apple MacBook Pro

What do you think?


Edited by bigdog1100, 29 August 2013 - 09:46 PM.

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 12:45 PM

I would personally go for the MacBook Pro, but make sure to get a large enough hard drive to install a windows partition if you are going to need it for certain games.

 

I have always had good luck with HP, and ACER, so I tend to recommend those, also Lenovo's can be powerhouses and are usually fairly durable.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:53 PM

Wow you can run Windows on Apple machine? Really? I didn't know. I thought only Apple OS.


Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V LX; Processor: Intel i5 2500k; RAM 24GB: CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800); Video Card: MSI AMD Radeon RX 470 Gaming X 4G GDDR5; Power Supply: OCZ ZS Series 650W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply; Multi-card reader: Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer with USB2.0 & eSATA Ports Model ICR-BB. Optical 1: LG GH22NS90; Optical 2:  ASUS BW-12B1ST; Fans: 3x80mm, CPU Cooling: XIGMATEK LOKI SD963. So there are total of 6 fans.
 


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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:10 PM

Absolutely, there are 2 ways of doing it, Bootcamp which lets you create a partition and every time you restart the laptop it will ask you if you want to boot into Windows or Mac OS or there is Parallels which is running a virtual Windows machine inside of Mac OS.

 

For gaming the first option is better, but for programming and testing on Windows Parallels is better, Parallels is faster to get into and you arent losing half your hard drive to each one (or thereabouts, you select the size of the Windows partition but if you have a 500GB you would probably want at least 100GB for the Windows side so you are losing 100GB on the Mac OS side), but using Bootcamp you are only running one or the other not one inside the other so the Windows side will use far less resources than as a virtual machine with Parallels.



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 01:35 PM

I'd rather go with ACER S7-391-6478,why? cause its spec seems nice to me






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