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need to buy a dope laptop for under $200

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by firstnamelastname, Jul 26, 2016.

  1. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Junior Member

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    Hi guys

    I wanted to get some recommendations here since some of you know about laptops a lot more than me

    Right now I have a Toshiba Satellite L455

    it's very annoying. it keeps getting really hot (I blame the weather) and it constantly becomes unresponsive. Every few minutes, firefox shows "not responding" and I have to wait a few seconds for everything to go back to normal.

    Forget youtube. If am playing a youtube video, everything becomes so slow that I cant do anything and I have to close the video.

    what am I supposed to look for in a laptop? processor speed, what else? I understand those gaming laptops are great but cant afford $1000

    any recommendations for dope, fast laptop for $200?
     
  2. Boomba

    Boomba Regular Member

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    You're probably gonna have to get a $300 one minimum if you're looking to buy new. You might be able to find a good used one to buy though if you're willing to look.

    HP laptops seem pretty solid. My Asus laptop is eight years old now and still trucking.
     
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    In laptop most important is cpu, if u not play the game. Memory or hdd\ssd size u can upgrade.
    I recommend "i3 u" series if u use your laptop only for work in internet, or i5 if u want more. U series is have more low temperature.
    8 Gb memory will be full comfort for work. And if u want really fast start system and software put SSD instead HDD.
    I reccomend Samsung and ASUS.
     
  4. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Before I start suggesting laptops, what will you primarily be using this laptop for?
     
  5. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Junior Member

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    spvsocks, thank you, that really helps.
    Z, I am using it just for work. I want to have many windows open without things hanging, I want to have youtube playing, 2 firefox windows, 2 chrome windows, microsoft office. I wont be running IM software on the laptop because all of that is on my vps.
     
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    $200 can get you a nice used laptop with i3 on it.
     
  7. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Okay, here's the laptop I purchased not too long ago. It's a business laptop called the Dell Latitude E6510. You can find them between $150 and $250, with the latter fetching you the best version of the laptop with a dedicated graphics card and a 1080p screen. Right now, if you search for them on Ebay, you can find several listings for the i5 or i7, 2.6 GHz, 8GB versions for under $200.

    Based on my experience with the laptop, it runs most games, including some modern ones; and it should be able to handle the tasks you plan on using it for with ease.
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    Visit Senior Member

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    I have my IBM lenovo for like 5 years and it hasn't broken
     
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    Cratos Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Like the design on that. I'll have to get me one too
     
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    Maybe you could try building a PC, you'll get something waaay better for that price