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Buying a new laptop tomorrow. PLEASE HELP! Advice needed.

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  1. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    So I'm breaking down and buying a Windows laptop. I want to use all this Windows based SEO software that my macbook won't run...

    Anyway we have an unclaimed baggage right near us and I've seen some amazing deals there, but I'm not sure what I should be looking for in a laptop. I want to use it for running campaigns with GSA and some other software on autopilot pretty much 24/7. It will be ABUSED!!! So I need a lot of power behind it.

    So what things should I look out for? I know I need a fair it of RAM. What other things will make it run faster. Note that it will only be used for SEO software.

    Thanks in advance for your help. I'm making the trip tomorrow.
     
  2. YouFeelMeDawg?

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    Get a SSD on it, even if its the smallest one.

    Once you go SSD you never go back, that's for sure!

    Also, I would go for an i7 processor, those things run pretty well.

    By the way, what is your budget? 800?1200?
     
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    I was also a MAC user but since i started getting serious with SEO, i switched to windows.

    Go for a big processor i7 what i suggest and ram you can add when ever you like. Just keep that thing in optional
     
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    24/7 is no good for laptops in general - small size and cooling dont go well together usually.
    IMHO its better to go with Desktop PC, you can get better specs for cheaper price, and it will live longer.
     
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    what is your budget??
    I'm using
    [h=3]HP Spectre 13t-3000 Ultrabook (ENERGY STAR)[/h]It's working fine with me..
     
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    yes go for desktop for 24/7 use mate :)
    pm me i can help/advice you for building your own rig for free if you want :)
     
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    Get a notebook that is directed towards a business user. And like the other guy said, SSD is the way to go. Get yourself a semi-old Thinkpad T420,T430, T520,530 and a cooling pad. IMHO, it will run for longer than any ACER, ASUS, HP etc
     
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    Lenovo, 8GB RAM good CPU :) Had one for about a year and it's a beast.
     
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  9. yensidtlaw

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    Thanks everyone for your input. I really appreciate it.

    Ha ha. No way man. My budget is no more than $300... But please remember that I'm going to unclaimed baggage, not a retail store. So laptops are DIRT cheap. Cheapest I've ever seen all over the world... Except in Naples... But I'm pretty sure they were selling bricks in boxes... :)

    Thanks for the processor advice. I'll look out for that one. I was just going to buy a laptop with a good processor and then buy extra RAM. It will be such a breath of fresh air to get a windows machine.

    Wow that's a lot of RAM. Is that much necessary? Does it work well?
     
  10. yensidtlaw

    yensidtlaw Power Member

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    Did you get an erection while you wrote that? It's not my first time around the block mate.
     
  11. pompano

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    Depends, I mean I enjoy playing some modded Minecraft so sometimes I am using 3.5GB RAM with that and I have couple things going.

    I use scrapebox for scraping and index checking. Few other things.
    I use Ultimate Niche Finder

    Rest I use on a VPS

    8GB RAM is good if you do a lot of stuff. I treat my laptop like a desktop PC. :p
     
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    dont know much shit about laptops, just use them to make money. all the best though, think you've got enough penny of thoughts.
     
  13. yensidtlaw

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    I asked for experienced, professional advice... You said "if you slow down and do things the right way (instead of the way you think they should be done), you could get a really good deal. Otherwise bend over. It might be a good idea to pre-lubricate yourself." That's damn right rude.
     
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    Thanks for the advice man. I really appreciate it. I've never had anything over 4GB.
     
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    RAM isn't everything, you need a good CPU too. Get Intel i5 or i7.
    AMD I don't know much about.

    Don't save money on a network card. You're going to regret it.
     
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    Macbook Air 2013 if you've got the money.
    And before haters flame me, I used to hate macs too. Then I bought one.

    And its not all about specs, people.
     
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    I have to (respectfully) disagree.
    Specs matter most.
    That's like saying you would buy a Lamborghini with a Prius engine.

    Love the avatar though :)
     
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    If you want to run GSA 24/7,

    Why not just purchase a vps for around $30-$40/months rather than a laptops that cost you $500++

    a windows vps with 2GB RAM + Dual core processor is enough for GSA
     
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    Thanks for the advice.

    I appreciate your input but read my OP...

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    Agreed. Bears, Beets, Battlestar Galactica... Dwight is so funny. :D