1st May 2012, 01:42 PM #1
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Hard to find everything I want in a laptop, help?
My old laptop is slowly wearing down. I mostly use it at home, for simple programming. Advice on where to find this and critique on the whole is appreciated.
My wish list:
- Processor: Intel i7 (2nd/3rd gen?) (Quad core for fun multiprocess programming)
- RAM: 8 GB ram seems more common these days, so why not.
- Screen: LED display (Supposed to be better than LCD? Also uses less power?)
17 inch screen (widescreen?), or at least something around that size. Matt.
- Hard disk: HD/SSD combo or hybrid? Unsure about whats better. 7200 RM for the HD I suppose (Is there a noticable difference with 5400?). The amount of storage is of little importance, I can imagine that any HD will be enough.
- OS: Thinking of getting Ubuntu, so windows is no requirement.
- Keyboard: Azerty prefered, spillproof would be cool
- Graphics card: Do I need a graphics card? Will not having one take its toll on my CPU performance?
- Webcam would be nice, but I can manage without.
- Design: Generally robust design, scratch free and things like that. Also something that doesn't leave fingerprints all over, easy to clean and keep clean.
- Brand: I have no preference but advice about this is welcome
- Budget: If I could get all this for 1000 euros that would be awesome.
Other things that might be worth looking out for are:
Battery life, power consumption, lifetime of the hardware (3 years at least please).
1st May 2012, 02:23 PM #2
Re: Hard to find everything I want in a laptop, help?
The clevo W170ER/Sager NP6175 looks like it's really close to your needs. 17", i7 Ivy bridge for only a $70 upgrade and a medium range graphics card just incase you need to do some CUDA processing for your work. I've dealt with XoticPC in the US but you can get clevo units in most of the world and i'm sure if it's local it will have an AZERTY keyboard for you. If I hadn't wanted a gaming notebook, I would have purchased this.
edit: It also has optimus on board which will turn off the dedicated graphics card if you are not currently using it. I also see a clevo france dealer but it doesn't seem like they have updated their site with the new updated (and with a much better battery life) version of the W170.
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