I am a new registered user here and I am in the market trying to find a new laptop as my SONY VAIO SR-190 is now lagging on me and not helping me finish my work, but holding me back! My budget is around $1500. I am looking for a thin, light, portable laptop, with sleek designs, a fast processor and graphics card since I am a average gamer (possibly a new MMORPG somewhere down the line of this year or the next. No need for an over the top model, but just enough processing power to keep me up-to-date). I also like multi-tasking, A LOT so multiple cores or whatever works (e-mails, youtube, movies, forums, news, websites, chats, all that the same time, so enough to work this all without lag or delay).
The three laptops, or models, I am interested in right now are the following:
Samsung Series 9 Notebook NP900X3A
Intel® Core™ i5 Processor 2537M
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64b)
LED HD Screen
Intel® HD Graphics 3000
4GB DDR3 System Memory
8 GB Max. System Memory
128 GB Solid State Drive
3 W Stereo Speaker (1.5 W x 2) with HD Audio
1.3 MP HD Webcam
802.11abg/n WiDi Capable
Bluetooth V3.0 High Speed
1 MicroSD Slot
3 USB Ports (1 Chargeable)
81 Key Keyboard
Samsung Recovery Solution
40 Watt AC Adapter
6-Cell Lithium Ion
12.9" (W) x 8.9" (D) x 0.62" ~ 0.64" (H)
2.88 lbs. with Standard Battery
SONY VAIO VPCS1390X
~$1500 (WITH ALL UPGRADES EXCEPT SSD)
~$2300 (WITH SSD)
VPCS1390X | S Series Configure-to-Order | Sony | Sony Style USA
Intel® Core™ i5-580M processor (2.66GHz) with Turbo Boost up to 3.33GHz
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
500 GB Hard Disk Drive (5400rpm)
OR 256GB (256GBx1) Solid State Drive (+$860)
8GB (4GBx2) DDR3-SDRAM-1066
CD/DVD Player / Burner (Blu-ray available)
13.3" VAIO Display (1366x768)
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD
OR NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M GPU (512MB VRAM) (+50)
SONY VAIO VPCSB1AGX/B
13.3" Core i7 Laptop | VAIO® S Series Laptop | VPCSB1AGX/B | Sony USA
Cache : 4MB
Speed : 2.70GHz1 with Turbo Boost Technology11 up to 3.40GHz1
Technology : Dual Core
Type : Intel® Core™ i7-2620M
Installed : 6GB
Type/Speed : DDR3-1333MHz
Maximum : 8GB
Processor : AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M
Video RAM : 1GB dedicated
Back Light Technology : LED
Resolution : 1366 x 768
Screen Size : 13.3"
Capacity : 500GB + 4GB SLC Hybrid2
Speed : DDR3-1333MHz
Technology : 7200rpm Hybrid
Type : HDD Hybrid
SO, these are the 3 laptops I am currently considering, as I like how the designs are on each model and the power behind them. If anyone can help me, please give me exact details and information, as why what laptop is better and where is it better (i.e. graphics, processor)
I am considering the 1st option because of the amazing design and new innovation, the only problem I have is that the processor is only 1.4 GHz and I'm afraid that won't let me multi-task much, as it is somewhat a netbook, like the macbook air. Am I right to be concerned about this? I'd love to have something that thin and light to carry around (UNDER 3 POUNDS) but I'm just worried about the power behind it. Am I paying $1600 just for design, or am I getting my money's worth with this low processor?
The 2nd option I am considering because of the power behind it and how much I can customize it, I would love to get all the upgrades, but I am unsure of the SSD over HDD upgrade. $800!? Ouch... What benefits does SSD have over HDD and it is especially worth it?
The 3rd option is just one I thought of throwing in because it has an Core i7 and generally what I want.
What laptop would YOU recommend I buy out of these 3? I don't really like any other brands, especially no dells or toshibas please but I'll consider others if they are worth the money and power behind it, AND STILL LOOKS SLEEK AND BEAUITFUL!
If you would pick one of these 3, can you tell me WHY, what pros does it have over others and what cons?
I apologize for so much information, but $1500 is a lot of money for me (college student, no job, parents are loaded at all) so I want to know what I am paying for and if I get my money's worth!
Thank you again!