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Getting a new laptop! Give me suggestions please =)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by YousB, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. YousB

    YousB Junior Member

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    I'm going to be getting myself a laptop for Christmas. I am a freshman in college I don't really game much on my PC mostly game on xbox so I don't really need gaming specs. I mainly save a lot of pictures for custom sprites and to put in articles.

    Price range: $250-400

    All replies are greatly appreciated :)
     
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    Are you planning on doing any rendering or anything like that?
     
  3. YousB

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    Doubtful but there is always a possibility. I do get the majority of my renders from other sources.
     
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    I think I would get a Mac because windows laptops are full of ads and viruses although I've never owned a real Mac laptop judging from the ipad it should be an excellent product but do your research.
     
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    Awww god, the awful question of 'which laptop'. I've delayed buying a laptop for over 24mths because I've been procrastinating over exactly that question, plus, my existing one still works perfectly and battery still lasts >2hrs.

    That said, I'd probably go another Mac, specifically, the MacBook Air, for a whole number of reasons, including the solid state drive and the super long battery life.

    I fly alot, with most flights under 5 hours, so the battery life would be a good thing to have...
    Though, I'm usually quite drunk by 30,000 feet, and trying to do anything productive is really a waste of time.
     
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    A mac is not within a $250-400 price range. Also if you're not mentally disabled you wont get viruses, you must be retarded if you click on "MEET RUSSIAN GIRLS ONLINE" or the classic "ADD INCHES FAST" :lmao:
     
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    the google laptop, i got that and the tablet from sprint and the s4 from verizon, and setup with drop box, now i can access all pics from from drop box, just bought 2 more for my little girls
     
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    Do not support the devil.

    On a more serious note, Lenovo G580 looks nice.
     
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    You can get an HP 4530s for around $300. It has an i3 processor that can be upgraded to an i5 or i7. I comes with 4 GB RAM which can be upgraded to 8 GB or 16 GB if you get an i7. Of course these update would bring the price closer to $500. If you just have $400 to spend, I would recommend just buying the laptop + a 9-cell 90 maH battery which will last you over 5 hours of normal use if you don't upgrade your processor. Oh and buy the way, if you like Mac OSX a lot more than Windows, the HP 4530s is the most hackintoshable laptop out there. There are plenty of instructions out there on how to do this, it is a lot easier than it sounds. Anyways, good luck on choosing your laptop.
     
  12. ilovestocks

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    I completely agree. My MacBook Pro is just what I would have expected from Apple. I had the iPad and iPhone first. It has been the best computer that I've ever had.

    The only thing that sucks about a Mac is that it's annoying when you need to use a program only available on Windows. You can set a Mac up to run these programs but I just bought a cheap refurbished Windows computer instead.

    OP, it's obvious what I'm going to recommend. Save up and get a Mac lol. I think Asus is a pretty decent computer for a Windows machine though. I think Asus owns Alienware, or they own Asus (something like that).

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    Dell owns Alienware. I like acer laptops. I would check eBay as you can get great items at great prices.
     
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    Actually if you're on a budget... get yourself a chromebook and install Ubuntu! at 200$ that's got to be the cheapest solution right?

    It really depends what you need.. I for one love my macbook air due to the build & battery life. I'll never invest much into a laptop anymore though, I used to buy windows laptops as a desktop substitute but those buggers die after a maximum of 16-18 months EVERY time...
     
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    Update: Those suggesting Mac I have always been anti-mac...But I would like to get one as my 'travel' computer in the future because it's light weight and has a great battery life.

    I am currently looking at this computer I think it is amazing. $300 ASUS 4GB Memory 500GB hard drive.
     
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    That seems like a pretty nice computer for $300. I also agree with you on being anti mac, I don't like paying $2000 for a computer that only has $500 worth of parts.
     
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    Yousb I didn't know we were allowed to post bestbuy affiliate links
     
  18. dollarzz

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    Omg... sorry dude. Mac is for pussies.

    Get yourself a bussiness laptop. I dont know where you live. But I say go for a business dell, in my country for that price range you can get a second hand or a demo model. Its the latitude series. They are good and reliable. And if you want that apple stuff install it on the latitude, however I think its best to install ubuntu/linux on it.

    - with my first dell, not 1 problem! a latitude e6400 but after 4 yeras it was time for something new. I did however erased my harddisk ones to install windows 7, I had that shitty vista.

    - Now I have a new dell latitude with ubuntu and windows 7. I freaking love it.

    I got one for about $400-450 it was a demo model which was priced normaly at $1200+. I have 2,5 your next business day warranty so if anything brakes the next day a guy from dell comes over to fix my laptop... Well that is fucking service.

    And one more time for all of you apple pussies, dont buy crap if you dont need it and say, well its the best or it doesnt get any virusses bla bla bla.. If you know how to handle a pc/laptop. You want run into troubles and your not stringed to apple products in their little monopoly. For the same money you guys spend on your cool white or silver laptop. I can buy 2 or 3 laptops overpowering that stupid apple.

    Sorry I truly hate apple. Not so much the product but the people claiming its the best and standing in lines 3 days before a new store opens or the new iphone comes out. I think the world would be a better place without those people. If you use/own apple and talk about it like it is the best and you where near me I would spinkick you in the face untill all of your teeth came out. If you where a friend of mine I wouldn't talk to you anymore until you came to your senses.

    FUCK APPLE

    Long story short get a HP/DELL/LENOVA bussiness laptop
     
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    I wish it was ha. Unfortunately my computer broke and I've been using a super mini 9" acer from like 2009. So it's time to upgrade =)
     
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