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#1 JeffyDurden

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:21 PM

Hi everyone. I've been wanting to get a new laptop now that I have some extra money to spend. Here is what I'm looking for.

 

My budget for the new computer is: 

Around $1000 to $1500

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

I spend a lot of time on my computer. I manage a website, watch videos, play games, web browse. I also plan on doing some video editing for YouTube. Nothing major but I would like the laptop to be able to handle this.

 

What software do you intend on using on the computer? 

Video editing software. Marketing research tools such as Micro Niche Finder, Traffic Travis.

Do you play games? If so, what type of games? 

Only World of Warcraft occasionally. I would like a decent video card in case I decide to try a newer game.

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'm a big multi-tasker. 

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

No. I don't think I've even used more than about 150 gigs ever.

 

 

 

I appreciate any advice you can send my way.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:38 PM

Not sure if you are in the market for something kinda flashy or not - but the Alienware 14 is a solid machine, well made, runs cool, and does what you ask. Get the 1080P display, and 765GTX and you should be happy. You will have to go through a third party these days to get it how you want... xoticpc is a good place to start.

 

If you aren't looking for anything that big/flashy, check out the Lenovo Y510. SLI 755's, 1080P display, and a nice small machine for about $1,000. Not a bad deal of a machine.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 12:29 AM

Thanks Waldo,

 

I thought of a few other things that I should have mentioned before.

 

I will use the laptop a lot like a desktop. It won't move every day so weight isn't an issue. I just have to be able to take it with me when I travel.

I do want a big screen. I think my current laptop has a 17 or 17.3 inch screen.

I prefer Intel and think I want the i7 processor.

I am not a big fan of Dell

 

Thanks again



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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:30 AM

You could check out http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/ I bought a laptop from them last year and it's been a good one, no problems at all. :thumbup2:


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 04:43 PM

If you are going to use it as a desk top why not get a desk top?  You will have much more overall flexibility if you wish to upgrade, a lot less worries about any kind of service issues.


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Posted 12 April 2014 - 05:29 PM

I have to be able to relocate quickly and it is often for only a week or two at a time.



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:18 AM

What do you think about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231630

 

Is there a similar option that is better?



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 12:28 PM

What do you think about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231630

 

Is there a similar option that is better?

Not sure!  But I am sure of the quality of that line they do a good job, that will be a rocket that you will enjoy.

 

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