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Need Help to Choose a Laptop

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by sunbros, Nov 2, 2010.

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Help Me to Choose a Laptop

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  1. sunbros

    sunbros Regular Member

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    Hey guys,

    Im going to buy another laptop, but im not sure which one im going to buy...

    There are 3 laptops (All of them are Toshiba, I ♥ Toshiba!)

    Can you guys help me to choose one of them


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    Thank you guys! :)
     
  2. alpha4

    alpha4 Junior Member

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    Toshiba? Time to move on bro! Unless this links are some kind of affiliate stuff you're doing.
     
  3. alexandraM

    alexandraM Junior Member

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    how bout the fastest one?
    /end of thread
     
  4. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    I ♥ Toshiba, Too! But I'd moving to MacBook Pro
     
  5. sunbros

    sunbros Regular Member

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    Which one is the fast/best one? :)

    Im planing to get macbook this summer..
     
  6. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    I would take the 16" screen one, but that depends on everybody's needs, I do a lot of editing jobs so larger screens are good for that.
     
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    joeblakk Newbie

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    the cheapest one is great for IM to me. handy and powerful. but if you're gonna watch lots of movies on it too then the bigger screen is a must.
    cheers
     
  9. sirgold

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    Voted #1: It's the one with the longest battery life, happens to be the cheapest and if you are on the move a lot (that would coherently explain why you want a laptop and not a blade server... :p) I'd buy #1 with no 2nd thoughts.
     
  10. Quo_Vadiz

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    i7 for xrumer :D
     
  11. heater

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    im sry but toshiba?....lol. They are far better brands. Im typing this on my new samsung Q430 laptop, I5 w/turboboost ....Its very thin, faast speed, and the price...its a steal bro. They are being discontinued but if you can find one, check it out.
     
  12. sunbros

    sunbros Regular Member

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    Yes. Im a toshiba fan :)
     
  13. cameltoe

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    If you are looking for a professional laptop look for a lenovo thinkpad these are high quality IT-professional laptops well... or in case you are a macfag... apple is the way to go
     
  14. sunbros

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    I think im going to buy first one and upgrade 4GB Memory to 8GB
     
  15. RingRingMeow

    RingRingMeow Newbie

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    I'm more of a ASUS fan. They're more reliable than Toshiba, Sony and Apple.
    electronista.com/articles/09/11/17/reliability.study.has.apple.4th.place/
     
  16. matsta

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    God does anyone on this forum actually think rather then go "GET TOSHIBA BECAUSE IT GOOD" "GET THE MOST POWERFUL ONE!"

    You really actually have to think about this then chuck up 3 links and go I want a laptop...

    First of lets take into your consideration the price. Your looking at $700-$900.

    Now all 3 options have pretty decent CPU's in them. However depends on what your doing.

    If your just creating Facebook accounts, then you have no need to get some grunty i5-i7 computer. For surfing the net, it doesn't matter what bloody processor you have, a entry core 2 duo is going to have the same effect as surfing with a i7.

    The 2 most important things for this are the hard drive and ram. If you wanna surf the net at a super pace, get a ssd. Gonna set you back $200 for a 80gb but would be worth it. Otherwise look at getting a 7200rpm hard drive.

    Ram wise, unless your doing Virtualization, HD video editing or editing pictures in RAW formats, you probably won't use more then 4gb. Of course if you have a slow hard drive, it would be wise to get more ram.

    Now the second point is what the purpose of your laptop is going to be. If your going to be using it out of the house, 2 things to take into consideration, weight and battery life.

    Now option 1 has a 12-cell battery which is pretty good, compared to 6-cell in the other 2 which is netbook sized. You'll be like to get 90mins out of it.

    They are all reasonably heavy as well. That 16" is going to way a god dam ton.

    So if your going for portability I'd go with the option 1.

    I think the main thing you've skipped is screen resolution. Have you noticed that they all have the same resolution. 1366x768 on a 16" would be horrifying, unless your blind it hurt your eyes looking at it every second! So I would not recommend the 16".

    IMO if I were you, I'd save an extra $100 and get a 11" Macbook Air.

    Why you ask? Well because I will bet you anyday that your fancy Asus or whatever gaming PC will get creamed by a baseline Macbook for surfing the web.

    This is because the speed of the ssd. Web sites are stored in the ram and if there is not enough ram it dumps it on the hard drive which brings your computer to a halt. Due to the ssd being 999x faster then a standard 5400rpm hard drive, you can have 100 tabs open and not notice and lag.

    Sure you got a small screen but you have the same resolution as all your Toshiba's. Plus the batter life would cream Toshiba 2 and 3.

    So thats just my 2 cents, I'm not Mac Biased, it seems to me thats the best option and unlike most people, i can JUSTIFY myself.

    I will end on the point that people who compare reliability of brands can GTFO. All laptops (including Macs) are produced in the same god damn factory (Foxconn) for crying out loud. They all have exact processors, ram, hard drives and screen. Basically the silicon and casing is the only difference. So don't go round saying rubbish you can't back up.

    Kthanxbai
     
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  17. Sarim

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    Definitely the one with Core i7 :)
     
  18. bertbaby

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    Without looking I would ask which one supports more than 4GB for more room running 64-bit Windows. Otherwise I go for the better graphics and the better video processor. You can always buy a larger battery or hard drive but the first specs are baked into the laptop forever.