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Laptop Buying Advice?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Panoush, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. Panoush

    Panoush Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    hi everyone, to properly kickstart my decision of becoming a full time freelancer and IM'er i am going to purchase a new laptop as the current one is a piece of piss..

    my budget is at ?1,000 euros, or $1400. I really like the look of Thinkpads, but from what i've reseached the good quality ones don't start until over ?1,000 , toshiba have good value , high performance ( i7, 8gb ram 2gb graphics, 1TB hdd) but from my experience with toshiba's, they cant go more then a year without serious fault! i also quite like the look of fujitsu but to be honest i don't know much about them.
    I was wondering if anyone had any advice or recommendations for buying a work laptop, what i'm really looking for is a good full LED HD screen, i5 proccessor or higher, minimum 4gb ram, good graphics card, and ERGONOMIC keyboard.. basically an "all rounder", for every aspect of full time pc work, for ?1,000 or lower

    thanks in advance for any help! :)
     
  2. spartan1404

    spartan1404 Regular Member

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    Go for Dell Inspiron 15R . Its the best and you have touch feature as an extra. I have the same Model. And it costs around $1000, probably less.
     
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    Hey OP,

    For all my laptops and computers I aim to find a solid brand and base model, and from there do the following upgrades which aren't too expensive and greatly increase the performance and power!

    1. 8 gig ram or more upgrade
    2. Internal SSD upgrade (much much faster then standard HDD)

    Enjoy your laptop shopping :)
    SDSEOGURU!
     
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  4. ORM

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    I am using Toshiba laptop and it runs without any problems for nearly 3 years already. You can get a decent laptop for around 500 euro so why to pay more. Better save some money, as you may need it for vps, proxies, software etc.
     
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    [h=1]Dell XPS 12 12.5-inch Convertible Ultrabook (Intel Core i5 3337U 1.8GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, WLAN, Bluetooth, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8 Professional)[/h]
    Its great....