Please recommendations on a new laptop - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Laptops and Notebooks
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-27-2010, 01:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
Over and Above Person
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 714
Send a message via MSN to Ric0h
Default Please recommendations on a new laptop

I want something that will last me around 4-5 hours battery if possible.
i3 or i5
7200 rpm hd if possible.

Anyone got some recommendations?

Anything thats good looking let me know.

I can get a alienware mx11 but i dont know if thats too small.

Budget US 650 MAX

Best so far is the HP-g62 144dx at $425
it has 500gb i3 and 4gb ddr3

Also, anyone know of a laptop with keyboard lighting? such as alienwares, or mac book pros?

Note: Will be used for school, but I want it to play atleast some light gaming (star craft 2, combat arms, call of duty)
__________________

__________________
ANTEC 900: Gigabyte Ga-Ep35-DS3P : THERMALTAKE (700 watts) :
4 GB G.SKILL 1000 mhz Intel Quad Core (Q6600)
ATI 4870 ARTIC COOLER FAN
WD 640 and 22x DVD burner
Ric0h is offline  
Old 12-27-2010, 10:26 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: Please recommendations on a new laptop

7200rpm will not last you 4-5 hours. It uses up more power than a 5400rpm.

Macbooks start at $1,000. Alienware starts at $800, i5 is $950. Wayyyyy out of your budget.

I'm not sure about the Nvidia 310m graphics card, but it is the only dedicated card in your price range. Don't be scared by recertified.
Newegg.com - Recertified: ASUS UL80 Series UL80J-BBK5 NoteBook Intel Core i3 330UM(1.20GHz) 14" 4GB Memory DDR3 1066 500GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi NVIDIA GeForce 310M
__________________

MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 12-27-2010, 02:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Over and Above Person
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 714
Send a message via MSN to Ric0h
Default Re: Please recommendations on a new laptop

Yeah am actually lookin at refurbished and used on ebay

I have found i3 on that price range (450 dlls)


I guess the hard drive speed is not that important

Wow that asus is preety beastly, can anyone find something similar or better?
__________________
ANTEC 900: Gigabyte Ga-Ep35-DS3P : THERMALTAKE (700 watts) :
4 GB G.SKILL 1000 mhz Intel Quad Core (Q6600)
ATI 4870 ARTIC COOLER FAN
WD 640 and 22x DVD burner
Ric0h is offline  
Old 12-27-2010, 03:15 PM   #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: Please recommendations on a new laptop

Don't trust eBay with laptops, unless it is sealed in box.

ASUS is king, dude.
__________________
Neowin.net Steam Account
MindoverMaster is offline  
Old 12-31-2010, 04:58 AM   #5 (permalink)
Over and Above Person
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 714
Send a message via MSN to Ric0h
Default Re: Please recommendations on a new laptop

Purchased that laptop

Better be good. /;0
__________________
ANTEC 900: Gigabyte Ga-Ep35-DS3P : THERMALTAKE (700 watts) :
4 GB G.SKILL 1000 mhz Intel Quad Core (Q6600)
ATI 4870 ARTIC COOLER FAN
WD 640 and 22x DVD burner
Ric0h 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
New Laptop Recommendations WalkingOnAir Laptops and Notebooks 1 06-03-2008 10:20 PM
looking for a new laptop - recommendations? Nyper System Upgrades 4 04-09-2007 01:11 PM
Laptop Recommendations ckoeppel System Upgrades 3 02-06-2007 11:13 AM
Laptop Recommendations? rockeyman2 Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 17 03-26-2005 05:07 PM
need recommendations for laptop jazzybel Monitors, Printers and Peripherals 2 01-25-2005 07:55 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:45 PM.


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