Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Sophie, Jun 29, 2013.
I always like to actually use a laptop (say in store) before purchasing it, so I can see what the keys are like etc.
My only problem buying the second of the two laptops would be the build quality, is there anyway of testing one out?
Yes, I can actually go to one of their store to take a look.
The parts and such are assembled by IT specialist. https://www.aftershockpc.com/Main/About-Us/
One of the CNET Asia guys actually tried the older version of their laptops and were pretty impressed with their lightweight and performance.
Hmm.. or should I just continue using my current laptop till the day it dies? lol
I certainly recommend that, the keyboard is always a big factor when I'm buying one.
If you old laptop works I'd hold out, I bought my current laptop with a 2nd gen i7 in December 2011 and its been going fine since I won't be upgrading until I need to, better spending that domains etc
Only problem with my current laptop is.. it can't catch up when I use a lot of softwares at once.
Like I run SenukeXcr and GSA SER with Captcha Breaker as I use dreamweaver, photoshop, and launch many browsers for SEO work. It will start to lag... sometimes it freezes temporarily like 2 seconds then it goes back to normal. So yeah, as you can see it isn't catching up with my demand sometimes.
I do play games but not often. I play when Senuke is running and I can't do anything but wait.
And I'm jumping into investment and daytrading soon... so I need something to handle all of my demands.
Why not get a desktop for running applications and then a laptop for meeting clients?
Say spend $3k on the desktop and $1.5k on the laptop ? Or do you need to be able to use the applications on the go?
One thing that you MUST get is an SSD!! Trust me, it makes a really big difference! Get one for your current laptop and your small, 2 sec, freezing times will be gone!
Just sell the old one and try to buy new because in my views they are more compatible with the new trends of technology and softwares..you don't have to wait for :rippedhan
Thanks bro. But I prefer laptop, which also uses apps on the go. Because I have a personal office and I find it tedious to have PC transferring files over to the laptop, vice-versa. So yeah, just laptop
Mate get a MacBook. Recently switched to a MacBook Air 13'' with the newest Haswell processors and it's been a joy using it. For my SEO work I'm using a Lenovo X1 Carbon. I don't game, so these are very practical choices for myself. Dell does have good laptops but I find them slightly thick. thinkpads have very business like feels and should be a good fit for your needs.
When I buy LapTop I come to store and state my budget. Afte that I tell them to give me the best option for that money. It's not like I am gonna play BF 4 on it.
I recomeend buying a Sager laptopbecause they are really powerfull and cheap at the same time.
Look at this model: http://www.lpc-digital.com/sager-np9390-special.html
BlackSeng, one thing I think you should remain aware of is that many of these "high tech" advances will only contribute a marginal increase in overall performance. The SSD as a system drive, and the 8+ Gbyte of RAM are your most significant performance increasers, but many of the other upgrades, while they may cost twice as much, may only increase performance by 10%. So the question may sometimes be, "Do you want to pay 100% more for a 10% in performance?"
If you income and your finances are such that you can do this, then the answer is obvious. But don't expect 3 times the performance at 3 times the cost. Cost and performance are on an exponential curve, and as cost rises dramatically, performance only increases marginally.
2nd, I think the SSD for a system drive is a good idea, I don't see the point of having an SSD for your 2nd, data drive. The performance benefits just aren't there, and SSD's wear out. It sounds like your performance notebook company is marketing itself as being on the "bleeding edge" just for the sake of being on the bleeding edge, and they are attracting people that want to know they have the "best that money can buy", even though the "best" isn't really that much better than really, REALLY good.
And finally, I happen to know you have a wife, and wonder if you have asked permission to even think about buying a new computer? Women usually have a very long list of things that they want to spend money on, and frequently what her husband wants isn't on that list, so you might want to check with her before you get too far into this process, and get yourself into trouble.
Thanks for the interesting input, bro.
But your last sentence is... I don't have a wife, bro... not even a girlfriend lol.
how about this ? the latest i7 (hasswell)
its for professional and true gamer , its really worth it
Btw if you don't want to play games and stuff, then just get an SSD. I added an SSD to my 4 your old laptop, and i can see the difference! Too bad it's falling apart and i have to change it, but that's the only reason
Performance wise it looks good but it also seems to be bulky and not modern.
Nowadays I see a lot of macbooks and they actually look premium and professional but they may go out of your budget with those demanded specs..
This is overkill for a laptop. Something such as 32GB RAM is not needed unless you plan on video rendering in full HD at maximum settings 24/7. Also, why not get a HDD for backup storage and a SSD for immediate storage? It will save you a lot of money.
It is all up to you but you are spending way too much money on something which will only lead to the slightest increase in laptop performance.
I agree with Nigel Farage.
I would think about spending a bit less on the hard drives. They are expensive and won't give much to your performance - only more space. As long as you stick with a SSD. But 2 of them and 750 GB in total? That's sounds a bit like an overkill imo.
Imho, tools should have their own machine. You don't really need to stare on senuke and scrapebox all the time, do you? Build a decent desktop, load all your tools there, add an SSD to your current laptop and you 're set.
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