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Buying new laptop

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Hybrid, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Hybrid

    Hybrid Regular Member

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    Hey guys, I'm going to be buying a new laptop and am going to be spending between 1500-2000. I need to know what you guys think is the best bang for buck computer for the price, I'm not really interested in getting a MacBook though, I will be sticking with windows. So if you could shoot some suggestions my way thatd be great.
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    hey mate i am using dell..

    i suggest you also.
    this laptop is really good..
    3GB ram.
    500GB hard disk.
    graphic card inbuilt..

    good luck for your 1500-2000..:D
     
  4. Hybrid

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    What model Dell is it I have been looking at the precisions and they seem pretty decent.
     
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    For that price, you could get a Dell XPS L501X or L502X with the highest features. I have a Dell L501X with i7, 2GB Graphics, 6GB RAM, 500GB 7200RPM HDD, Backlit Keyboard, FHD screen, and I'm pretty happy with it. The speakers are pretty awesome for a laptop. I can turn it on full volume and go take a shower, and my bathroom is 2 doors away.
     
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    thedon23 Elite Member

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    I'm a big fan of Dell. Are you looking for recommendations of a specific model? Or just a brand?

    If you're looking for recommendations of a specific model, let me know and I'll help you out. :)
     
  7. Hybrid

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    Yea I'm basically just looking for whatever people recommend so what model do you have?
     
  8. winordietrying

    winordietrying Junior Member

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    Samsung series 9, if you want a laptop which looks as sexy as a MAC: http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP900X3A-A03US

    It comes with a 160 GB SSD, so it's going to be FRICKIN' FAST!!

    Dell Latitude series if you don't mind a less sexier looking laptop. But it still looks very good. Don't forget to upgrade to Intel i7 processor with Sandy Bridge, an SSD drive, and an 8GB RAM for ultimate performance.

    14 inches: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/latitude-e6420/pd?refid=latitude-e6420&isredir=true

    13.3 inches: http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/latitude-e6420/pd?refid=latitude-e6420&isredir=true
     
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    P.S. The only problem with the Samsung laptop is the Intel i5 processor, 4GB ram, only 2 USB ports and the lack of a thunderbolt port, and the fact that you can't customize it before buying, like you can do with Dell laptops
     
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    i can only tell you never buy HP. They are the worst laptops ever, everyone i've used had severe problems.

    I'm using a Toshiba right now, and got nothing to complain, working perfect. However, i think it's better to buy a Macbook Pro, and install windows on it. Apple rocks, best manufacturer for me
     
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  11. Corrupt

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    Just go with dell. and get 3 years Complete Cover. It's damn expensive if you get it later like I did :<
     
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    Toshiba laptops are very reliable and well built. Dell laptops, not so, but they have very good customer service.
     
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    Good point and so true. I made this same mistake when I bought my Vostro a few years back, but I did not buy the 3 year warranty extension! Big mistake! In it's second year some problems developed with it's motherboard, and Dell told me it would cost me almost 50% of the original cost price of the laptop to get a new motherboard installed.

    So I had to dump the laptop, since it was already outdated configuration-wise, so it did not make sense to spend that much money it getting it fixed. Better go for a 3 year warranty extension.
     
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    Again, big fan of Dell.

    Code:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834200349
     
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    OP, sorry I forgot to mention the Dell XPS. The 1600 USD top of the line version comes with a sandy bridge (second gen) Intel i7, 8 GB DDR2 Ram, 1 GB graphic card, and a frickin' 256 SSD drive!! It looks sexier than the Dell Latitude series.

    That's a steal when you consider the fact that a MacBook Pro with 13 inches screen and exactly same configuration costs $2,200

    Link: http://www.dell.com/us/p/Xps-L412Z/pd.aspx
     
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  16. Hybrid

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    cheers guys ill check out the stuff you gave me.

    Ps has anyone got a dell precision M6500, Ive heard its supposed to be pretty decent.
     
  17. Hybrid

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    Hey ive also heard alot of people say to stay away from Alienware so I probably wouldn't go for that.
     
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    Alienware is mostly for gaming, it'll be a waste getting it if you hang around on these forums :p
     
  19. kelso

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    1500-2000 is quite a LOT of money.
    If you want a batter advice about what laptop to buy you should give us some info.
    The most important one being - what are you going to use it for?
    What are you looking for in characteristics, hardware, performance. HD sound / monitor/ high-end graphics that can run games, more ram is always good but again depends, will you only use it for browsing on BHW or will you load it with heavy softs.

    Overall go for an Intel processor but make sure it is "core" - core i3 / i5 / i7
    I don't like displays smaller than 15" but that's just me. You can find good 17" ones.

    For brands - I recently got my TOSHIBA - its awesome, I love it. You can get a SONY(a bit more expensive) or a DELL too, they're nice. ACER sell laptops with good configurations at a slightly lower price range as they want to secure a market share and they have mixed reviews.

    Just buy one with a good configuration and warranty, work with it, make money with it and after the warranty expires buy a new one ;D New models and components come out every day. Even if you buy the top configuration now, in 6-12 months time it will be obsolete.

    Look at the components and their parameters when choosing one, because the same laptop with a different brand might cost more just because of the different logo. That's the case with VAIOs imo.

    Cheers :)
     
  20. Black.Star

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    That laptop is really crap...

    For what you want to use your laptop?
    I was always satisfied with ASUS and MSI.