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Looking for a New laptop

Discussion in 'Technology' started by bulhas, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. Apr 16, 2013 at 7:39 AM
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    bulhas

    bulhas [OP] the habs fan

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    So im watching my laptop slowly die...... and before it totally caves I want to upgrade and move to a new laptop, some suggestions would be great

    my need:
    SSD
    i7 or the AMD equivalent
    2gb of vid card
    8gb memory
    video editing capable
    photo editing capable
    video games(mainly SC2 and Diablo 3, but recently addicted to the new bioshock)
    preferably light
    NOT A MAC

    ++ but not needed
    dual harddrives
     
  2. Apr 16, 2013 at 7:41 AM
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    Monster Coma

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    Depending on your budget why not build a gaming laptop?
     
  3. Apr 16, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    bulhas [OP] the habs fan

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    who builds them other Alienware??

    I personally cannot stand the alienware I had, I sold it very very quickly, Ive seen some pretty beast set-ups lately, but again they are HUGE, i understand the more powerful it is, the bigger they tend to be, christ the laptop i demoed a few weeks ago had dual graphic cards

    Budget inst too big, but I do have to be reasonable, as i do fly a lot and it will take a decent amount of abuse, surprised my current laptop has traveled close to 50k in miles and still in one piece
     
  4. Apr 16, 2013 at 8:35 AM
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    ASUS G75 is what I'm running, everything runs like glass. This is my 4th ASUS G series laptop and won't own anything else, also it costs half of what an Alienware does with the same specs.
     
  5. Apr 16, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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  6. Apr 16, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    farmerjon Hailing from the land of bucking broncos...

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    Been a Dell guy, moving to Lenovo/Thinkpads soon.

    Lenovo builds some pretty sick laptops, and the quality is nothing but suberb. I've worked in technology for a number of years now, and I've heard nothing but good things about them. I'd suggest getting something in the Lenovo Outlet, some good prices there.

    Or consider the Lenovo Helix soon to be released. has an Intel i7 in it. Like a laptop, but detachable from the keyboard (which is also more processing power, another battery, and a keyboard/trackpad, of course.). My ultimate laptop.

    Hope that helps!
     
  7. Apr 18, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    Apple is a good place to start but if u want or need windows have one built alienware are over rated.
     
  8. Apr 18, 2013 at 3:25 PM
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    i strongly dislike the full layout of a mac, the feel, the UI is meh and the accessibility to freedom lol
     
  9. Apr 18, 2013 at 3:26 PM
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    LOL he specified no MACS so there goes that idea, But id look into just getting a alienware if your not super into building a PC. But mac can do all the things you listed just FYI
     
  10. Apr 18, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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    their are online places where you select the parts you want in the computer. its building the computer but its plug and play. sort of speak.
     
  11. Apr 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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    Wrong thread bud
     
  12. Apr 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    Still does everything I need it to do in BF3 and any other game I throw at it on medium settings. Will definately purchase another Asus G series when this one gets another year on it.
     
  13. Apr 22, 2013 at 10:33 AM
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    Yeah my first was the G73, then when the G74 came out I got it, then he 75.. and I will probably buy the 76.. lol. These laptops are amazingly powered for a fair price.
     
  14. Apr 22, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    Look into buying one of the MSI barebones laptops, I got one with a GTX680m that is awesome.

    Gentech is where I purchased mine, you can customize it there. I ordered mine without a hard drive, OS and added the better thermal paste for the GPU and CPU. Pretty nice build quality and supa fast.

    http://www.gentechpc.com/system_dept.asp?dept_id=SD-016

    You can also buy them at Amazon but you will need to buy the GPU/CPU, etc and install that yourself. Cheaper though :)
     
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  15. Apr 22, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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    JWaldz Gone Crawlin'

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    lol, I was on my phone when I posted. I guess I must have clicked the wrong thread!

    My bad..

    Good luck with the laptop hunt!
     
  16. Apr 24, 2013 at 9:08 AM
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    Have you chosen a laptop yet? Just curious.
     
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