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Need advice buying a laptop please! £350 budget

Q: Need advice buying a laptop please! £350 budget

Budget is no more than quot - quot screen x seems pretty standard for this sort of size The less reflective the better I guess Not hugely concerned about picture Need 350 please! laptop buying advice budget a quality but obviously the best I can afford When it comes to laptops I don t really know which brands are most reliable - any of them can potentially break and after or years will probably start overheating anyway Need advice buying a laptop please! 350 budget Sony s are expensive so probably out the question same for Macs Any model which is known for overheating and making men infertile is a no-go Preferably new or ex display model etc Wanted for mainly everyday use - email MS office web browsing streaming tv But hopefully capable of handling photoshop flash etc reasonably well Don t need it for gaming have a good desktop for that anyway Preferably windows which I can install anyway Ideally hours of battery life minimum Having looked around this is reasonable i think Not too fussy about how quot cool quot it looks Minimum gb gb RAM minimum but more would be good DVD-RW drive Bluetooth is a bonus same with webcam i guess I think that covers everything I ve found a few models that might fit the bill The samsungs look promising and I have a samsung TV monitor which have been reliable so far but haven t made up my mind I haven t posted enough to post links yet but the ones that have caught my eye a bit are lenovo g b samsung rv r and dell inspiron Thanks for any help you can offer nbsp

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A: Need advice buying a laptop please! £350 budget

photoshop- killer ap

most of what you want could be done on a netbook, like a samsung or asus, for not much money.

photoshop requires a lot of processing power, though. that is the deal-killer.

one thing to consider: get whatever laptop, then swap the existing HD for a SSD. you can find modest, decent size ssd from 100 pounds to 200 pounds. some kingstons provide a 'kit' to help you image the existing hard drive over to the ssd. or you can add the ssd drive, and load win7 from the ground-up.

an ssd is a lot faster than a typical laptop hard drive, and will decrease power required, and so increase battery time per charge. it will make an otherwise unimpressive-performing laptop behave like a more expensive laptop.

the ssd will not store much, but you can cheaply get an external drive - this would force you into good back-up habits.

i don't know how well a netbook would work with an ssd and trying to run photoshop. the hard drive speed might balance out the slower processor. and many netbooks max out at 2GB.

an OK laptop with ssd would work really well, if you shop well and fit it all in 350 pounds.

on a laptop, along with hard drive storage, you often have an SD slot, which can be used as storage, and a laptop-specific pci slot - i don't see that on the samsung, but my dell has this. that slot can be used for a lot of things, including simply sticking in a storage thingie. also, usb flash drives can be used for storage.

in laptops, the hard drives are slow, usually 5400 rpm, and are part of the power drain, so i just think it is worthwhile to consider the ssd option.
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A:Buying a new Laptop and I could use some advice

Both laptops are great, I really do not know what your cousin was thinking. Both laptops have the highest end components you can get. They are are overkill though. This is why:
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2) 32GB RAM is too much.
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1) The 780M is great.
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I would recommend Sager laptops. They offer great value. I would look into this:
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If you have $850, I would look for something that has an A10 processor in it. Try something like this:

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A:Buying laptop, need advice

Your budget equates to about $1500 US... (including shipping)
You should be able to find many very good machines in that price range.

I am not sure how wise it is to recommend particular brands or stores.
But if you have questions about a particular brand, or model,
or concerning a particular "e-tailer",
I am sure someone will be willing to share their experience.

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That would be my starting point, given what you have said so far...
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These guys build gaming laptops:
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seeing how nobody has replied yet, i think i can kinda handle this.

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all i3 and with 4GB - anything else different graphics ???
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A:Need advice for buying new HP laptop.

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Let me introduce my self.
I am Vamsi Nalluri working as SAP consultant one of the Company
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Thanks in advance


Sorry i missed one thing to specify.
I am looking for the confiuration mainly for SAP instlations

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A:Internet for Laptop while Traveling and Laptop Buying Advice

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A:Buying laptop... need component advice.

Quote: Originally Posted by VulcanSoulPatch

So, my wife is looking to get a new lappy and asked me to find her the best deal. Since her work is going to foot half the bill, I want to go as all out as I can so that I can game on it when she is not using it. I need something professional looking since she will be taking it to work (i.e., no Asus), so I have set my sights on HP. I have heard issues about their reliability, but then again I have heard pros and cons for all laptop mfrs out there. They are offering decent deals right now in the form of instant rebates and coupons which makes it even more enticing.

My issue right now is I am confused about whether going "whole hog" on some of the components may be such overkill that it will create a negative experience (too much heat/noise). So, I am looking to those who know more to fill me in on what choices I will not notice any added benefit and should therefore save on budget and ultimately headache. So, here are HP's options (dv6t Select Edition):

i5-450M (2.40GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.66 GHz = Included
i5-520M (2.40GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.93GHz = +$100.00
i5-540M (2.53GHz, 3MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.06GHz = +$150.00
i7-720QM Quad Core (1.6GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 2.8 GHz = +$200.00
i7-740QM Quad Core (1.73GHz, 6MB L3 Cache) w/Turbo Boost up to 2.93 GHz = +$350.00
i7-840QM processor (1.86GHz, 8MB L3 Cache) with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz = +$550.00

I was originally going to go for the i7-720, but then read the following over at notebookcheck that gave me pause (I know it refers to the 740, but the thought it conveys I think holds true for both):

Judging from the system benchmarks, it seems as though it's not worth investing in a quad core 740QM- A look at our benchmark chart even goes beyond that and shows that almost all our i5-520M notebooks achieve a better PCMark Vantage rating. For example, HP's Envy 14-1010eg (Radeon HD 5650, 6.914 points); Toshiba's Tecra S11-11H (Quadro NVS 2100M, 6.411 points); Sony's Vaio VPC-B11V9EB (Intel HD, 6.180 points). Many applications seem to like the higher basic clock rate of 2.4 GHz better than eight threads with 1.73 GHz.

So, should I look at the i5-540? Or since I am stepping down to the i5, should I go lower (since the savings of the 540 is only $50)?

Intel(R) HD Graphics [HDMI, VGA] = Included
512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 switchable graphics = +$75.00
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 switchable graphics = +$150.00
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 Graphics - For Quad Core Processors = +$150.00

Obviously the last option is for choosing an i7, but looking just at the differences between the 5470 and the 5650, is the 5650 that much better to warrant the added $75 investment?

640GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive = Included
500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive = +$0.00
750GB 5200RPM SATA Hard Drive = +$50.00
1TB 5200RPM SATA Hard Drive = +$150.00
160GB (Solid State Drive Flash Module) = +$270.00

I was thinking of opting for the 500GB due to the faster spinrate, but then read that it may cause more noise even when idle (can't find the quote now, sorry). I was wondering how come they only offer the larger capacities in the slower speeds. Since we don't need a ton of space, wouldn't it be better to get the faster drive? Or not?

4GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) = Included
FREE Upgrade to 6GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) = +$0.00
8GB DDR3 System Memory (2 Dimm) = +$100.00

Due to the special on 6GB, the upgrade to 8GB is only $100, so I figured I might as well jump on it (given the whole dual-channel thing that I read in another review, sorry no quote again). But is that unnecessary? Should an unmatched 6GB be fine?

Well, I guess that covers all the basics. If I had gotten in on their free BD-ROM upgrade from ~2 weeks ago, I wouldn't even be asking this, so now I have ti... Read more
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A:Laptop computer buying advice

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A:Buying advice please - touch screen laptop

certainly looks like a reasonable machine
i have played with a couple of HP desktop and laptops and the touch screen did not seem that great, although it may be a calibration issue

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do you need a firewire connection at all for any video you have ?
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A:Advice on new build, budget is roughly $1,340

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How much are your abobve components adding up to? Based on that we could recommend the remaining stuff.
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A:Advice & suggestions on first build under $3k budget

direct quote from member lehpron from the EVGA forums, sorry its huge but this sums up why I chose the type of mobo, GPU and CPU. but of course still subject to change

"Most modern games are threaded for between 2-4 cores, and it has been a slow progress adoption since quads have been around for six years, duals for eight years. meaning, a 6-core won't make a difference today. New games take 2-3 years to make from the ground up, so in that time, it will make a quad that much more important. Only get the 6-core for your professional work, not for gaming.

3770K is a 22nm quad and half the die area (thus half the actual power and thermals if set at the same frequency) as 32nm i7-3900's 6-cores; mathematically, they should overclock better, but Intel differed from tradition of soddering the CPU die to the IHS (integrated heat spreader) by using a thermal grease with Ivy Bridge which tends to artificially raise temperaturess. This prevents anyone from really being able to push it except for those using cryogenics; so in the end, all Sandy and Ivy processors reach a max of approx 5GHz regardless of number of cores.

So it all comes down to the board really; X79 can support up to 4-way SLI (in quad x8, or a pair of full x16) configs while Z77 is limited to just dual x8's. If you're serious about longitivity in terms of having the room for future graphics cards and not change the board (which definitely need more bandwidth than current), then X79 is the only option. For CPU, either get quad 3820 or 6-core 3930K depending on how often your professional uses need 12-threads or not.

BTW, as for the GTX670's, get the 4GB card. We'll soon see a new standard for mainstream monitors that used to be the reign of medicial professionals, their total single display res equals to a modern multi-display setup. So if you intend on at least one in the next two years and not upgrading graphics for it, then you should plan ahead with a 4GB model and get 3-way SLI by then to compensate.


Really looking for longevity and durability I chose a gtx 670 in hopes of being able to run graphic intensive art programs and gaming on high settings for at least two years before upgrade/new build.
This part will require an edit for realism.

In two years, a pair of GTX670 will have the performance equivalency of a future mainstream card (I.e. "GTS850" )and unable to run those games appearing then at high details without having the frame rates dip whatever is high-end at time. So either plan to get into 3-way or 4-way SLI (meaning you need to get a 4-way capable board in the first place, I.e. X79), think about upgrading your graphics card much earlier than two years, or settle for less visuals as times passes especially if you plan a higher resolution monitor someday. Most games are GPU-intensive, so if your resolution doubles the pixels, you cut your frame rates in half.

The only way you can truly have longivity is if your expectation is much lower than what is available for purchase. If you want max detail at smooth rates, then that is only possible today, it isn't possible next year with this year's configuration running next year's games. Just so you know, many folks on enthusiast websites like these upgrade often as a hobby, they choose to keep up with technology in order to maintain their preference level in every new game; I personally see it as a hassle. So you have to decide your upgrade tendencies beforehand and plan ahead, beyond this upcoming build. "
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A:Budget Build HW List Advice

You may need to start over, that motherboard appears to no longer be available at newegg.
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A:$641/£350 Budget: Mobo/Ram/HD/CPU Advice Wanted

AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 512KB L2 Cache 64-bit Processor - Retail ( fan included ) - $223
MSI nForce3 250 Chipset Motherboard for AMD Athlon 64 Socket 754 CPU, Model "K8N Neo Platinum" (MS-7030) -RETAIL - $145
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Currently have:
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Currently need:

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A:ADVICE: 400$ Budget for Mobo, CPU and Case

The aspire X-Navigator is a really good case. There are two versions, an aluminum one, and a steel one. Steel is $99 and Aluminum is $150. The Steel one is better. It doesn't have a good psu though you said you didn't need one. The athlon 64 3700 is a really good cpu. And the Asus A8N-SLI is the best motherboard out there. Here are links to all items.




Total, these will cost $450, but you will have a really upgradable path. The CPU has more built on Ram then the 3500. Good Luck.
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A:Advice on upgrading my Dell on a budget

That's not an upgrade.. That's replacing the whole system

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What is your budget? We need to know that in order to give any useful advice.
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A:PC Case advice for better cooling (budget @£60-£80)

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NZXT Phantom Mid Tower

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A:Requesting advice for building a budget gaming PC

I vote for the graphics adapter as being the single most important factor in a gaming PC.

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A:Grandpa/grandson low budget PC project advice

I built this PC for myself 2 weeks ago and I LOVE IT!!! It will easily last me the next 3-5 years before I would have to do any MAJOR upgrade.

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A:MB+CPU buying advice?

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Processor Intel Core i7 960(3.2GHz)
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Optical Drive 1 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
Graphics ATI Radeon HD5870 1GB
800W PSU

price: $2060

Specs #2

PROCESSORIntel Core™ i7 930 (2.8GHz, 8MB Cache)
MEMORY 6GB DDR3 1333MHz (3x 2GB) Tri Channel Memory
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OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 24X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
VIDEO CARD Dual 1.8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 - SLI Enabled
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My question is simply what is better

A:Buying new pc, need advice

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That would mean changing the existing desktop network to wireless.Click to expand...

The desktops can stay wired even to a wireless router.

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