Buying a new Laptop! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-17-2007, 03:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6
Default Buying a new Laptop!

Hey guys. I'm new here, but it's nice to meet you all. I'm hoping for some advice on what kinds of deals I could get for my new laptop purchase.

First off, I'm not looking for the highest-of-the-high end laptops. Also, I am not looking to build my own PC. I am basically looking for a portable entertainment machine that will run most of the newest games at good rates, and all of the recent games in the last 6 mo or so at great rates.

Here are some basics:

1)I am willing to spend around $1500 at most.
2)I would like a Core2 Duo processor or AMD at or near 2.0Ghz.
3)I would like a Great video card, but not an extemporaneous one. Some examples of what I'm looking for are the ATI X18/1900 series, or the Nvidia 78/7900 GTX series. Not something that's going to skyrocket the price though. Even an NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS would be GREAT!
4)I'd like at or near 100GB of HDD.
5)Good Wireless (of course)

These are what I'm looking for, but the most important inquiry I have is whether or not to go with Vista, or XP. I've heard nothing but **** about vista, but I'd like some of your great opinions. Thanks! I hope to hear from you soon.
__________________

artisan21 is offline  
Old 04-17-2007, 07:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: Buying a new Laptop!

I think a laptop with that kind of video card, will cost more than $1500. And I think, almost all, if not, all new laptops have Vista in them.
__________________

__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 04-17-2007, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Buying a new Laptop!

some of the better laptop/desktop companies have vista as optional. I would recommend a HP laptop given your budget maybe a dell they're an all round good laptops. my next laptop is going to be a hp voodoo it will cost 7,00 dollars
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 04-17-2007, 08:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: Buying a new Laptop!

^ ouch....i wish i had that kind of money, to build my dream desktop.
__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 04-17-2007, 08:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Buying a new Laptop!

its pretty pointless building your dream desktop because your just going to find out a week later that a new and better part has come out hence why I built my newest machine with just good not incredible parts there are tons of ways to improve on it but it is still an awesome set up
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 04-17-2007, 08:53 AM   #6 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: Buying a new Laptop!

I'm not one of those, that with that kind of money, will get a quad core, 4gb of ram, sli 8800s, and all that. My dream computer would be e6600, msi p6n platinum, corsair 620w, 8800gtx, seagate 320gb 7200.10 in raid 0, 2gb of G. Skill HZs, tuniq, in a gigabyte aurora 570.

lol...sorry this got off topic artisan21.
__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 04-17-2007, 09:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
mnelson07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Denton, TX
Posts: 349
Default Re: Buying a new Laptop!

I'm looking for about the same thing. I'd like a halfway decent video card as well like a Go 7600GT or something. I won't be gaming heavily on it, but I would like the ability to do so as well as homework, projects, ect.

I'm not quite sure what brand is best, especially durability wise. I've owned a Toshiba and it was fairly solid. My friend has an HP and it look fairly nice. Someone else I know owns a lightweight Sony and it looks a little flimsy, but I think that is a result of making it lighter in weight because Sony has normally been an overall decent brand if you exclude the recent PS3 mishaps. Also, I've never owned or known anyone who owned a Gateway but they don't look too bad either.

Stats I'm looking for:

17" Screen
C2D (Probably 1.83 or higher)
1GB RAM (1 piece only, not 2x512MB so I can buy 1 more 1GB stick later)
Anywhere from 100GB-200GB HDD at least 5400RPM-7200RPM, no 4200RPMs!
Possibly a decent video card, 7600GT, but not required.
Doesn't have to have bluetooth but if it's only $20-30 more, why not.
Hopefully a 12cell or larger battery since all of this is quite power consuming.
mnelson07 is offline  
Old 04-17-2007, 09:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
Self Proclaimed Immortal
 
hmammen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: lounge 146 (Euless TX)
Posts: 2,679
Send a message via AIM to hmammen Send a message via MSN to hmammen Send a message via Yahoo to hmammen
Default Re: Buying a new Laptop!

Get this laptop- it is resonable priced and it has great specs. I personally own this laptop and i can tell you it does everything, and it plays BF2 and FEAR and COD2 and CSS all very well. ....the video card will be great for most of todays games...think of the 7700 compared to an overclocked 7600GT.
Newegg.com - ASUS G Series G1-AK024C NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T7200(2.00GHz) 15.4" Wide SXGA+ 2GB DDR2 667 160GB 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700 - Retail
__________________

Posted from my Nexus7
hmammen is offline  
Old 04-17-2007, 09:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
Mod Emeritus
 
b1gapl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 13,044
Default Re: Buying a new Laptop!

This one looks pretty good:
Newegg.com - ASUS A8 Series A8JS-4S024C NoteBook Intel Core 2 Duo T7200(2.00GHz) 14" Wide XGA+ 1GB DDR2 667 120GB 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700 - Retail
also fits his budget.
__________________


3770K | ASUS STRIX GTX 1080 | DDR3-1600 16GB | CORSAIR 650D | CORSAIR HX 850W | CORSAIR H100 | SOUND BLASTER Z | ASROCK EXTREME4 GEN3

b1gapl is offline  
Old 04-17-2007, 09:26 AM   #10 (permalink)
The Bulldog
 
zmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: In an empty Ramen packet
Posts: 4,660
Default Re: Buying a new Laptop!

try the asus asmobile line. they are bare bones so you can design your own laptop.

usa.asus.com
__________________

__________________


ポップ・タルトが大好きです。
<<<<<<<Rep is always welcome
Ultimate Guitar exercises/ Songs for technique
zmatt is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gaming Laptop...? Trepkos New Systems | Building and Buying 21 04-20-2007 02:47 AM
Buying a Laptop AnthraX New Systems | Building and Buying 3 04-08-2007 05:49 PM
Company Makes Million Dollar Laptop Osiris Off Topic Discussion 0 03-26-2007 07:32 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.