Thin and Light 11-14 notebooks gaming worth compendium 2013 update

Discussion in 'What Notebook Should I Buy?' started by Karamazovmm, May 10, 2012.

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  1. VideSupra

    VideSupra Notebook Consultant

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    Pulling the trigger on this tonight while the sale is still there. The hardware blows everything else out of the water for the price and the screen doesnt matter to me since I plug in to a 1080p monitor to game.

    My only worry is heat but, seeing as how there are NO reviews ANYWHERE, Ill find out I guess. If there's too much heat, Ill just return it.

    Is it worth paying for the i7 or is the i5 sufficient? Also, I assume I can self-add 4g extra RAM for far less than $100, yes?

    Any other options I should look out for when choosing my final build?
     
  2. avanish11

    avanish11 Panda! ^_^

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    Yeah it's quite new so there's very little info about it out there.

    If all you're doing is gaming and web browsing, the i5 should be fine. If you're going to be using CAD, doing video/music production, or running other OS's in virtual machines, I'd get the i7.

    Yeah, you can add another 4gb or 8GB stick pretty cheaply.

    As for any other options, as long as you've gotten the 650m and an i5 or i7, you should be alright.
     
  3. VideSupra

    VideSupra Notebook Consultant

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    Great, thanks for the info! Yeah, nothing more than gaming for me. I figured I would just add 4gigs of RAM after market since they go for $20-$30 on NewEgg. Going the i5+650M and crossing my fingers that the heat won't melt my machine. Here's to hoping HP learned its lessons from past mistakes.
     
  4. Karamazovmm

    Karamazovmm Overthinking? Always!

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    great correction forgot about that:eek:
     
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    650M sounds better.

    for more $20 you can get the best notebook ram in the world. and 16gb not 4gb.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233265
    but you can get 16gb as low as $85. and 4gb for $20
     
  6. Amal77

    Amal77 Notebook Deity

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    Hi guys.

    This may be abit out of topic.

    Just want to share on the Sony S13P.

    Manage to BIOS MOD + OC it from the stock clock 500MHz to 705MHz.
    I didn't do the MOD, someone else did, credit goes to him.

    Without the MOD, you can only OC(Afterburner, Precision, Nvidia Inspector, etc) it max up to 540MHz.
    Unfortunately Boost doesn't work at all(probably locked) with this card.

    Temperature did went up roughly about 6c.

    Here is the scores :
    [​IMG]

    NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE video card benchmark result - Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz,Sony Corporation VAIO score: P1865 3DMarks

    Scores about the same as the normal GT640M. :)
     
  7. avanish11

    avanish11 Panda! ^_^

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    No problem! You should write a review once you get it. I'm considering getting one, but the low res screen is putting me off a bit from it. If it has good viewing angles, contrast, and bright colors, with no other problems, I'll probably end up getting it. It's a great deal for $800.
     
  8. alonbe

    alonbe Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yep that's one of the main thing keeping me from getting it. The problem is, my other contender, Vaio S13P, seems to have severe display issues (numerous reports of flickering).
    Is there no good thin and light notebook out there with a fine display? :(

    (and BTW another thing is that people said the dv4t is surprisingly THICK)
     
  9. RefinedPower

    RefinedPower Notebook Deity

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    well its not horendously thick
    Dimensions 13.54 x 9.21 x 1.32 in
    Weight 4.79 lbs

    but still u cant get a 650m in sub 1" without it becoming a giant heatsink (read MBP) so maybe this slightly extra thickness is a good thing?... we can hope =p
     
  10. Darkimmortal

    Darkimmortal Notebook Evangelist

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    The 'flickering' is being blown massively out of proportion - it's just a bit of typical pixel walk, and it's mostly confined to the top right of the display.

    Sent from my GT-I9000 using Tapatalk 2
     
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