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#1 Jackson

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 01:18 AM

Hey guys, need a laptop for every day use. There are so much options out there and I wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations.

Really need it to be able to handle CPU intensive tasks with good graphics for casual gaming.

No Macs please.

Thank you.

#2 MrRJ

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 07:24 AM

Alot of options at your price range but this one has everything one could need. Integrated graphics.

16 gb of ram.

 

An i7 quad core with hyperthreading for all those intensive processing tasks. Backed by solid reviews.

256 gb ssd for lightning fast load speeds on top of 1tb storage.

 

4 hour battery life is not the greatest but it's packing a lot of horsepower.

 

http://www.amazon.co...h/dp/B00NJNFW1C

 

 

It's pretty high end for a laptop though. You could probably get something a little cheaper with an i5. What would you be doing with it?


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Is size and portability a concern?

What screen size would you prefer?



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 10:44 AM

Is size and portability a concern?

 

If it's not, why not just build a desktop?

 

I don't get the craze in spending so much on a gaming laptop.



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Got my gf a msi one that costed about 1.3k. Things runs great. Really good for gaming.

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Posted February 10, 2015 - 02:20 PM

this is the laptop that i currently use: http://shop.lenovo.c...y-series/y510p/


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 05:48 PM

I also use a Lenovo and love it. I run the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud products. I code, design graphics, record audio, as well as video production and have had no issues. However, I have never used my laptop for gaming.

 

This is the machine I use : http://shop.lenovo.c...ries/flex-2-15/

 

Sometimes I drool over this one just for the custom tactile keys and LCD track pad: http://www.razerzone...razer-blade-pro


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Posted February 10, 2015 - 08:14 PM

If screen size isn't an issue for you then i would recommend the one im currently using, Samsung series 5. 

 

http://www.cnet.com/...-series-5-535/ 

 

Mine has a memory of 8 gb and a 1 TB harddrive. It is 13" but it's the perfect size since its easy to take with you any where you go and its very light. I find it perfect for everyday use. The only negative thing about it is the battery life, which clocks at 5 hours on a single charge. It tends to die even faster if you're using heavy applications such as photoshop or watching movies. 



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 09:15 PM

If it's not, why not just build a desktop?

 

I don't get the craze in spending so much on a gaming laptop.

 

Exactly. You can build a monster machine at the same price range



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Posted February 10, 2015 - 09:19 PM

You can get one of those new Alienware 17s with a 17.3 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare display, 16gb ram, i7-4710HQ 6MB Cache 3.5GHz, and a GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5 for a little over $1550. Comes with a nice warranty and a "free" 7 inch tablet.

 

Of course, you can probably find the same specs for a bit less with some careful research. With Alienware, you're partially paying for the brand, but sometimes that's not a bad thing.

 

http://www.dell.com/...alienware-17-r2


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Posted February 11, 2015 - 12:54 AM

If it's not, why not just build a desktop?

 

I don't get the craze in spending so much on a gaming laptop.

 

Exactly. You can build a monster machine at the same price range

I know, and it pains in a way you can't imagine. I built two gaming rigs - one for home and work, $700 each, and they blow any "gaming: laptop away. Problem is, it's really hard carrying a gaming rig around in your back pack and then taking it out, setting it up, and attaching all the wires every time you want to take notes for a class.

 

I'm just tired of buying $400 B-grade Dell/HP laptops from BestBuy and Office Depot that die quickly.

 

@Everyone else, thank you all for your inputs. I will look through all your suggestions right now! :)



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Posted February 11, 2015 - 01:17 AM

I know, and it pains in a way you can't imagine. I built two gaming rigs - one for home and work, $700 each, and they blow any "gaming: laptop away. Problem is, it's really hard carrying a gaming rig around in your back pack and then taking it out, setting it up, and attaching all the wires every time you want to take notes for a class.

 

I'm just tired of buying $400 B-grade Dell/HP laptops from BestBuy and Office Depot that die quickly.

 

@Everyone else, thank you all for your inputs. I will look through all your suggestions right now! :)

 

I'd suggest looking into laptops for their durability rather than gaming specs if that's the case then.


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Posted February 11, 2015 - 11:23 AM

Stumbled upon these gaming laptop deals on a gizmodo affiliate website.. They reviewed them and everything so u got something to go on

http://kotaku.com/ra...vies-1685224214
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