Looking for a laptop - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-23-2012, 02:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Default Looking for a laptop

So I have absolutely no idea of what I am looking for in a laptop other than I'm going to need it to last a while and I would like for it to be able to run a few games. I'm not looking for spectacular graphics, but something decent to run SW:TOR and the like. I'm a student so it'll need to be rugged as well.

I also have a budget of $600 (which I'm sure can be pushed to $650 and maybe $675 but absolutely no more).

I don't mind buying online or in store although in store is kinda preferred.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions of laptops (honestly not prefer Acer/Asus, I've had horrible experiences with them).
__________________

naughty_lemur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 09:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Looking for a laptop

ASUS is king, man. Every manufacturer out there has problems. It happens. I use an Acer laptop myself. Aspire As5750-6589. And I find it to be quite nice.

What are you going to school for?
__________________

__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 11:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Default Re: Looking for a laptop

I'm a junior in high school and don't really know what I want to go to school for, other than mechanical engineering (but not 100% sold on it)

I'm currently using an Aspire 5534 and honestly can not stand it. It over heats constantly and has a few other problems.

But I guess I'm also looking for something that has longer than an hour battery life (even when I first got the laptop 2 years ago it had an extremely poor battery life)
naughty_lemur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Looking for a laptop

Ah, OK. My Acer never overheats. But every laptop has potential to overheat. It depends on what you do with it.

For engineering and long battery life, I would suggest a Lenovo. It is known for its power and prolonged battery life. I'd suggest the X220, but as it is "slightly" out of your budget. But maybe the X130E.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3
Default Re: Looking for a laptop

I was also looking at this laptop. Could you tell me your thoughts?
HP - 15.6" Pavilion Laptop - 6GB Memory - 640GB Hard Drive - Dark Umber - dv6-6c35dx

And what exactly I should be looking for in a gaming laptop for my price range?
naughty_lemur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-25-2012, 12:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
Default Re: Looking for a laptop

I would definitely get a laptop with i3,i5 or i7 if you prefer gaming. This SONY is a few dollars more but I would definitely reccommend it. It has 4gb instead of 6gb, but really, how many programs at once are you trying to use? 4gb is enough for 95% of people.

Sony VAIO VPCEG33FX/B 14" LED Notebook - Intel Core i3 i3-2350M 2.30 GHz - Charcoal Black


Intel i3
4GB RAM DDR3
640GB HDD
8.75 Hours Battery Life!!
jmccarthy17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2012, 11:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 71
Default Re: Looking for a laptop

Get the HP Pavilion dv6-3130us 15.6-Inch Laptop. This laptop is good for gaming purposes. It has HD 4250 Graphics card to make good gaming experience and for all your daily activities. It costs $650 USD.
brettbaynaard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2012, 09:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
MindoverMaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: /home
Posts: 12,212
Send a message via MSN to MindoverMaster
Default Re: Looking for a laptop

Actually, i3 isn't for gaming. It can game, yes, but you won't get max settings. While the Intel 3000 graphics are good, they are not meant for gaming.

Stay away from DV6. Plus that is a little aged.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 02:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11
Default Re: Looking for a laptop

Currently i am using acer aspire 4736z with 2 gb RAm, and honestly i am super happy with accer, till now no problem and battery back up till now more then 2 hours and for your kind info i am using this laptop more then 3 years, and if you looking for some quality then you should go with acer, Check this out
Acer Aspire AS5560G-8356G75Mnkk 15.6" LED Notebook it has AMD A-Series A8-3500M 1.50 GHz - Black - 1366 x 768 WXGA Display - 6 GB RAM - 750 GB HDD - DVD-Writer - AMD Radeon HD 6650M Graphics Card - Bluetooth - Webcam - Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium - HDMI

i guess my info will help you the right laptop for you. Thanks.
__________________

samjhon1198 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Laptop Power adapter doesn't work when laptop is on. But it charges the battery when laptop is off TheSkyIsTheLimit Laptops and Notebooks 7 07-23-2012 02:10 AM
Will windex and a paper towel damage my laptop screen / laptop material? rocket1406 System Upgrades 11 01-03-2006 10:10 AM
laptop Pentium 4 - 2.2 Ghz Laptop,WinXP,512Ram,30Gig, WiFi £265.00 mbwest Buy/Sell/Trade and Hot Deals 6 12-11-2005 05:31 PM
Looking For A Free Linux Os For My Laptop, Dell Inspiron 3000 Laptop Model No: TS30 Retro_Killa Linux and Open Source 5 04-13-2005 11:54 PM
Sony Vaio Laptop DVDRW P4 + Compaq P3 Laptop + Celeron Laptop + Sony Mavica DigCamera CrossMX Buy/Sell/Trade and Hot Deals 2 05-18-2004 12:03 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:30 AM.


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