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Buying New Laptop Please Give Advice


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#1 lx Revo xl

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 10:08 PM

My budget for the new computer is: Trying to stay around 1000 USD but will go up to 1500

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

What software do you intend on using on the computer?  Adobe flash/photoshop, and games like Grand Theft Auto and Battle field

Do you play games? If so, what type of games?  I want to be able to play high performance 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 would like to have lots of programs running at the same time

Do you store a lot of pictures or music on the computer? Not really but games take up alot of space

 

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I am getting a gaming laptop soon and I wanted to know if cyberpowerPC is a good company to buy from. I am thinking of getting a Fangbook Evo HX6-200 but it only has a 2gb video card. I will post the full specs below, but if you know of other sites or another laptop brand that is better please let me know in the comments. I was thinking of the HX7 series from cyberpower because they hold 2 hard drives, a smaller SSD and a normal hard drive. Basically I'm a noob console gamer advancing to pc because I will be moving a lot in the next couple years and any help you can give me will be appreciated. I know I could easily build/buy a desktop that gives good specs for cheaper but I am going to need a laptop for college/work/ect...
 
Specs:
*BASE_PRICE: [+1135]
ADAPTER: Full Range AC adapter 180W, AC in 100~240V ~ 2.5A 50~60Hz, DC output 19.5V, 9.5A
BAGS: None
BATTERY: 6-Cells Lithium-Ion battery pack 11.1Vdc 4400mAh 49Wh
BLUETOOTH: Built-in Bluetooth
CD: 8X DVDR/RW/4X + DL Super-Multi Drive (NB-FANG-DVDRW)
CPU: Intel Core i7-4700MQ Mobile Processor 2.40 GHz 6M Smart Cache, Max Turbo Freq. 3.40 GHz
FLASHMEDIA: Built-In 2in1 Media Reader
HDD: 128GB ADATA SP900 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s - 550 MB/s Read & 520 MB/s Write (Single Drive)
HDMI: Built-in HDMI Port
HEADSET: None
INVERTER: None
KEYBOARD: Built-in Full Size Keyboard w/ Red Backlight
MEMORY: 16GB (8GBx2) DDR3-1600 SODIMM Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
MONITOR: None
MOTHERBOARD: Mobile Intel HM87 Express Chipset Mainboard
MOUSE: Built In Multi-Touch Touch Pad
MSSDx1: None
NETWORK: Killer E2200 10/100/1000 Mbps Gaming Network Card
NOTEBOOK: CyberPowerPC FANGBOOK EVO 15.6" FHD LED-Backlit 1920x1080 Display w/ Red backlit performance keyboard with programmable keys, Built-in 720p HD webcam, HDMI Port, Li-Ion Battery, & Universal AC Adapter
NOTEBOOK_COVER: Fangbook EVO HX6 Cover
OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit Edition) + Office 365 FREE 30 Days Trial
RUSH: Standard processing time: ship within 2 to 3 weeks
SERVICE: STANDARD 1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY AND LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: Supreme HD Audio w/ THX True Studio Pro Technology
SPEAKERS: Premium Stereo Speaker System
TVRC: None
USB: Built-in 2x USB2.0 Ports + 3x USB3.0 Ports
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
VIDEO: NVIDIA GTX 765M 2GB PCIe Video (NB-FANG-501)
VIDEOCAMERA1: Built-in HD Webcam [+0]
WNC: Standard AW (WLAN802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth4.0) Wireless Combo Card Module
WTV: None
_PRICE: (+1135)
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#2 lx Revo xl

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 12:32 AM

Can someone at least comment on how reliable cyberpowerpcc.com is?

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 01:38 AM

Hi, CyberPower is not bad based on the desktops they sell on Newegg but i reckon they would do even a better job at building it since it is a custom order. Your customised spec looks good although maybe if you could up the GPU to the best one that can fit your budget as it you cannot really upgrade it in the future.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 07:32 AM

I just bought a Cyberpower a few months ago. I got a 15" because that's what fits where I can store it at work.

So far I love the computer. It took a little longer than I would have liked for them to put it together, but it was within their stated time frame. I would recommend them. :thumbup2:


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:30 AM

Thanks for the advice, I appreciate your responses.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

Just an FYI - that 765m is going to be a bit weak in the video department. It is targeted at 14" machines that have limited cooling space. 15's are typically targeted with the 770m, which is a good bit more powerful. In the end, this means that while newer games (like Tomb Raider - I haven't tested BF4) run at 1080P, you have to be willing to sacrifice some quality.


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Test rig: AMD Phenom X4 955 @ 4.0Ghz : MSI 970A-G46 : 8GB Ram : 128GB Plextor M5s : 2x AMD 5770's (Flashed to 6770) : PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750 : Pioneer BR

Hackintosh : Gigabyte GA-H61m : Intel Celeron @ 3Ghz : 8GB ram : EVGA GTX 550Ti : Patriot Torx 2 64GB : Silverstone Strider ES-50 : OSX Mavericks

 


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:02 PM

Just an FYI - that 765m is going to be a bit weak in the video department. It is targeted at 14" machines that have limited cooling space. 15's are typically targeted with the 770m, which is a good bit more powerful. In the end, this means that while newer games (like Tomb Raider - I haven't tested BF4) run at 1080P, you have to be willing to sacrifice some quality.


I'm not that concerned with quality, I rarely enjoy any newer games anyway. (maybe because I'm currently a console gamer). Anyway thanks for the advice




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