Thread: need a new laptop
9th April 2012, 04:46 PM #1
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need a new laptop
What is your budget?
$920 with tax and everything
What country will you be buying this in?
What size notebook do you prefer?
Mainstream (15 - 16-inch screen)
Desktop Replacement (17-inch + screen)
What brands do you like or dislike?
Like: asus just cause i had one and never had problems with it. any good company is oki though
Would you consider a refurbished laptop?
What are the primary tasks you need this notebook for?
Web Surfing, Movie Streaming and Viewing, Output Video to TV or Large Monitor, Graphic Intense 3D Gaming
What games will you be playing?
alice madness returns not sure if its heavy gaming but my last pc couldnt play it :/ Maybe crysis,portal 2 and some other light games like maplestory
Where will you be using this laptop?
Will stay on desk
How many hours of battery life do you need?
2 would be good but its gonna be plugged when in use so doesnt really matter
Will you be buying online or in store?
online or in store
Which OS do you prefer?
List the screen resolutions that interest you:
High Resolution (1600 x 900)
Max Resolution (1920 x 1080)
Do you prefer a glossy or matte screen?
Glossy is fine
Is the laptops design important to you?
Approximately what date will you be buying this laptop?
How long do you want this laptop to last?
How much storage capacity do you need?
Are you interested in SSD for storage?
Do you want a built-in optical drive, what type?
i guess i could do with 1366 x 768 res but dont really want to lol
also thinking about buying this used Asus G73JH-X3 its been used for almost two yrs but everything is in great condition just wondering how much longer will it last? i take great care of all my stuff btw ^_^
9th April 2012, 11:05 PM #2
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Re: need a new laptop
Crysis? With that budget? I don't know, really depends on the settings you play it at but if you need good video cards at that price range HP is probably the way to go. As long as you don't want it to last a long time, because HP does have reliability issues after about 3 years.
Take a look at the dv6t select edition: HP Pavilion dv6 and dv6t Select Edition series | HP Official Store
You'll want to configure it with a 1080p screen and 7690M 1 GB graphics (don't go for 2 GB it offers no performance increase and is a waste of money). Also upgrade to the 7200RPM hard drive. It will be $930 with tax (at least with my zip code). Then use the coupon code 1TECHBARG50 and you will save $50 for a total price of $877. If you want to upgrade the processor... I don't know, probably wouldn't see much of a difference but if it's $20... I probably would, couldn't hurt.
MacBook Pro 15 Late 2011 | Core i7 2760QM 2.4 Ghz | ATI Radeon HD6770M 1 GB GDDR5 | 750 GB 7200 RPM SATA| 8 GB 1333 Mhz RAM | 1680x1050 Hi-Res Glossy Display
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