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#1 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:47 AM

So, before long I'm probably going to be moving between two locations at work. I'm going to try and talk to them about getting me a laptop. Ideally something awesome. >.>
If not, I'll probably get one for myself after the first of the year.
Ram isn't an issue, as I don't mind installing it myself, if it'll be cheaper.
I'd prefer to get something like the A10 in it. If a similar intel+graphics setup can be had for less, that's fine too.

After some research, I've found that I can get a Lenovo Thinkpad with an A10 for $550, just from their site. I'm not terribly fond of the red nub mouse and the red lines on the mouse buttons though. (ThinkPad Edge E535 for reference)

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#2 Kirihime Natsuno

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

I vote for a Sony Vaio, for obvious reasons. They're expensive, but they're damn powerful.

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#3 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

Vaios are pretty sexy. >.>
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Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:40 AM

What will you use it for? Just work? Or games? Or to discover all the features of the Adobe creative suite?
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#5 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

All of the above.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:54 PM

I just got a Toshiba Sattelite 8775D, it's only an A6 4400, but with 6GB of RAM and a 750GB HDD for $429, it's a nice fucking deal.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:17 AM

Frankly, my advice would be to go Asus.

the problem with Vaios, is that like anything sony, they are much more expencive than the equivalent of another brand.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:06 AM

I just got a Toshiba Sattelite 8775D, it's only an A6 4400, but with 6GB of RAM and a 750GB HDD for $429, it's a nice fucking deal.

I've never seen a Satellite that didn't suck balls in quality. If I was going to get an A6, there's a rather nice Samsung one for the same price I've been eyeing.
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Posted 10 December 2012 - 01:22 PM

Dell XPS laptops are pretty decent on the specs but usually are kind of expensive. Also MSi released some pretty cheap i5 laptops with decent specs as well.

I gave up on purchasing laptops over the years. It always seemed like a lose-lose situation. Most become outdated within 2 years and are not as easily upgraded as a desktop. Plus they are so expensive, if you want one that has any kind of processing power.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

Yeah, the XPS' are nice, but way more than my budget.
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Posted 12 December 2012 - 08:44 AM

I spent 2k on a new macbook 15 inch with the retina display... It's a decent lappy but I'm sure you can find a PC for a fraction of the price that virtually does the same thing :S

I duno. I'm just a mac fanboy and my macs have never failed me or had a virus/conked out

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

I've never seen a Satellite that didn't suck balls in quality. If I was going to get an A6, there's a rather nice Samsung one for the same price I've been eyeing.

Samsung? Quality?

I think you got your brands backwards there.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:53 AM

Price is always a factor.

http://www.slickdeals.net/
http://outlet.lenovo.com/ (Click on "laptops," hit the "i3,i5,i7" and "dedicated" buttons, and then sort by price. Check every few days)
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LOOKS LIKE I READ THE TOPIC PRETTY WELL, HUH?
The entire internet will tell you that the Thinkpad T-series is god-tier.
I will agree.

Also, shame on you for not loving the clit-mouse.

#14 SpleenBeGone

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:07 AM

Samsung? Quality?

I think you got your brands backwards there.

Just personal experience. Over the last few years I've collectively returned 7 toshiba laptops. The samsung one is handling pretty well through an old guy notorious for breaking electronics. The build quality, though not the best materials, is easily above average.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:28 PM

http://www.dell.com/...titude-e6420/pd

8GB RAM, Core i7, 500GB HD ~ $700-$900

My corporate office purchased them for web developers... Mine has a nice full sized backlit keyboard. of course if your looking for something more portable without sacrificing power, the price goes up.

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:25 AM

Just personal experience. Over the last few years I've collectively returned 7 toshiba laptops. The samsung one is handling pretty well through an old guy notorious for breaking electronics. The build quality, though not the best materials, is easily above average.

Opposite for me. I've never had a problem with anything from Toshiba, but my samsung laptop, all 3 phones and a TV have all gone to shit for seemingly no reason.

Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.


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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

Opposite for me. I've never had a problem with anything from Toshiba, but my samsung laptop, all 3 phones and a TV have all gone to shit for seemingly no reason.

Weird. I had a samsung phone as well that was damn near indestructible, and I can't count how many times my mom dropped her Galaxy S without it breaking.


http://www.dell.com/...titude-e6420/pd

8GB RAM, Core i7, 500GB HD ~ $700-$900

My corporate office purchased them for web developers... Mine has a nice full sized backlit keyboard. of course if your looking for something more portable without sacrificing power, the price goes up.

Looking for some graphical power. The NVS 4200m doesn't deliver compared to an A10
http://www.notebookcheck.net/AMD-Radeon-HD-7730M.72678.0.html
http://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-NVS-4200M.47343.0.html
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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:21 AM

Damn, Lenovo yoga 13 is pretty awesome, but it lacks discrete graphics and has overall fairly low specs (not to say its not powerful, just for the price)
but...... touchscreen, convertible. I want it for travel etc. , and use my m type for gaming. I wouldnt reccomend it for gaming AT ALL (intel graphics 3000)
I really love samsung phones, but I would stray away from their laptops. Vaios are known for breaking, and series 9 is even more overpriced than macbook air :P
I can honestly say that I have my toshiba sattelite. Its a few years old (2010) but it even has trouble running the nerd forum snow flakes.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:33 AM

In my opinion ACER Aspire series is nice...

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

I know I'm a bit late in the game, but what is the budget you're realistically looking at? I see a lot of ideas thrown out but no real price nailed down.

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