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Is this laptop good for blackhatting and IM?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by moonie, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. moonie

    moonie Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    Can you please let me know what you think about this laptop in terms of blackhatting? It is good for business and is it good for strong programs that I may need to use for IM?

    I dropped 450 big ones for this and have NOT yet opened in case I find a better deal. I had my heart set on a HP but found this the cheapest I could for Black Friday.

    It is the Toshiba L505-s5984. Here are some specs on this site: http://www.notebooks.com/2009/11/14...5984-for-for-399-blackfriday-on-black-friday/

    I currently have the Toshiba a135-s4666. I really like it but it is slow when it comes to running Dragon Naturally Speaking and Dreamweaver. Here are some more specs on it: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-satellite-a135-s4666/4505-3121_7-32751253.html

    Thank you all SO SO SO SO SO MUCH! If anyone can provide a good website or store where I can buy a better cheaper (I prefer HP :-D) laptop, please let me know!

    My best wishes to all of you!
     
  2. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    you can blackhat on something even cheaper than that. unless you are an intense marketer that actually has something that requires something from your computer (98% of marketing doesn't) then you will be fine with anything.
     
  3. spikyy

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    I suggest you to go for Alienware M19x
     
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    As long as it is dual core and you have enough ram then you are good to go... which this does..
     
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    You wont have a prob. When I first started I bought an acer 3680 with 40gb hard drive and 1 gig of ram. Remember, Its not the machine but the man that runs it. Good luck!
     
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    Yeah anything with like dual core and 2gigs is more then enough. I personally prefer working on a desktop for IM because I can have dual monitors.

    I have a laptop but I can't even imagine doing any real work on a laptop. It's too small for me ;(
     
  7. noahzark

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    Do you need it to be a laptop?

    My opinion is to go with a desktop unless you need a laptop for traveling. The laptops have many more issues in my opinion including over heating and screan problems they also cost alot more and you get less.

    Not to mention being very uncomfortable especially for long term use

    They are normally the size of a desktop for a reason in my opinion

    But a laptop obviously is good for traveling.
     
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    yea youll be just fine with that
     
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    That should be plenty. I think it's one step up from mine. I've got a $380 Compaq Presario CQ60 hooked up to my 30" LCD-TV with a cheap (but nice) wired Microsoft "Comfort Curve" Keyboard hooked up to it. The laptop tends to get hot as hell, but that's the only issue. I think it has a 2ghz celeron and 2gb RAM. The 160gb hdd is overloaded with ebooks I really should offload to mediafire. Right now I've got Firefox with 5 tabs open and god knows how many extensions, Filezilla is running a file search on a server, Traffic Travis,Paint Shop Pro, and Microsft Expression Web are running in the background while I type this, and I just closed Trillian to avoid distractions. Firefox is the most demanding app I run, even when I have two versions of Paintshop + Media Player running at the same time. Oh and it's been upgraded to Windows 7.

    I have an old Toshiba M200 tablet PC that I used to do everything on, and a half-disassembled Dell Desktop that is sitting in my closet. It runs fine but has been gathering dust since I bought this one.
     
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    i boutght an acer with a 1.6g processor, and 3g ram for 350 like 2 weeks ago at best buy. it runs firefox and clad with the big boys
     
  11. theleadsource

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    That is very similar to the unit I use... I have a Toshiba m305.

    You will love it.... it's fast, light weight and runs pretty cool as well.

    450.00 is a great price too.
     
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    I personally use An Alienware Laptop but in all honesty it depends on what your need is. You dont need a alien ware to perform a task which any laptop will use. But the laptop you have should be more than sufficient
     
  13. moonie

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    So it seems like I will be better off with the old laptop and returning/selling my new one?

    Glad I did not open it.
     
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    Not at all, buying a better system will improve if anything your work, obviously it's not a major factor, but if you had a 128MB system and a 2GB system, which would you perform better on? Exactly.

    I suggest going with a desktop for a number of reasons, you can easily upgrade them, they are designed to be used for long times, they have better cooling, you can n have a number of large hard drives for all your DATA etc.
     
  15. moonie

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    THanks for the advice. However, a Desktop is out of the question. I need this for school and work and will need to take it everywhere.

    Ah! I am so confused!

    Any other suggestions?
     
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    if you wanna black hat, i recommend a gamin pc hahaha. - you can black hat with any pc, it just depends on what you are doin and how your takin care of your pc
     
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    I'd keep that one if you're gonna get a laptop unless you find a really good deal. I just saw the other day on Yahoo telling about how Toshiba and Asus are the most reliable laptops and that HP are the least reliable.

    I upgraded about a month ago from a 4+- year old Celeron desktop to a HP C2D laptop and I have no regrets at all...I now think it is vital having a decent computer. It makes you want to work more and keeps me focused better if you don't have to deal with slowness and freezing up.

    BTW, I got the HP laptop (I found out they're the least reliable after I bought it lol) off CL brand new in box for $500 when online it is about $750. Just wanted to brag to someone lol :p

    And yea, unless you're doing hardcore stuff that laptop is powerful enough.

    Be sure to put windows 7 on it if you're going with windows.
     
  18. yousefgreat

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    I guess this would be more than good for your work :)

    I myself would never settle for one PC/Laptop. I have a couple of extra laptops I keep in handy for different tasks! :smokin:

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    pompasarse Newbie

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    I'm on a $199 netbook and doing fine so far. With several downloads and Firefox with a loaded seobook toolbar plus the firefox seo addon, I haven't run into any issues yet. Meaning I haven't found anything yet that I can't do because of the machine.
    The only thing I'm careful about is because of the aircard for G3 wireless because of bandwidth/data usage-but that would equally apply to a $2500 jetsetter laptop, on the same plan, not the machine.
    There could be issues longterm with things others mentioned, but not yet in four months of IM. So over a longterm time period, I expect to add machines as income justifies the investment.
    But if that happens, and the whole thing crashed, I'm out $199 versus other people out that much more, and I can rebuild for two C-notes.
     
  20. greyhatdude

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    I'm definitely leaning towards cheap laptops from now on. I'd put any money you were going to spend into expensive software instead. Once you make enough money with that software you won't have to post questions like this.