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Should I buy this laptop?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by foitoi, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. foitoi

    foitoi Junior Member

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    Hey guys. I know a thing or two when it comes to computers but, I just want to ask you guys is this a good idea.
    I wanna buy this laptop right here: http://clubdespetitsdejeuners.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Acer-Aspire-V5-552-840-1024x737.jpg

    The specs are as follows:
    AMD A10-5757M QUAD CORE
    12 GB DDR3 (WTF why 12 lol why not 8 or 16 but, OK :D)
    1 TB HARD DRIVE
    HD RADEON 8650G
    15"6 LED DISPLAY

    Well, that's all you need to know. Main purpose is for working like, creating videos maybe (totally OK with those specs), checking stats, reading, creating websites, surfing around, emails, chatting, connecting to VPS and simply, working when I leave the home.

    Now, the price is around $700 and I'm currently making around $50 a day and I already have $300 but, I don't have $700. I could use my CC and slice 3x$233 per month. That's totally doable with my current earnings and I'm scaling up as we speak. You guys think this is a good idea? Currently I share my room with my brother so sometimes I don't have access to my computer and this would allow me to work when he's using the room/sleeping/working out...

    Let me know!
     
  2. HelloInsomnia

    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You have $300 but want to spend $700?!

    That's a bad path to go down. Don't put it on your CC - that's a worse path to go down.

    Save your money - do you really need a new computer right now? Don't set yourself up for disaster..
     
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  3. Illini

    Illini Junior Member

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    Honestly that's more of a personal question, it's hard for us to say whether you 'should' or 'should not' do something.

    I'd say though that you seems to be doing fine now, and I think that rather than tie up that money on a new computer it would be better put to use by investing it in your current activities so you can start earning more money before you worry about buying a computer.
     
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  4. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    wait another few weeks until you have 700 then buy it. Listen to insomnia and don't put it on you credit card.
     
  5. foitoi

    foitoi Junior Member

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    You're right. I just didn't want to miss out since I think this is a good chance for me to buy a laptop.

    Agreed. Well then, thanks for your replies. I'll buy it some other time and I'll pay with cash only. :)
     
  6. lbazso

    lbazso Regular Member

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    If you are making $50 / day, it would only take a few more days to reach $700. Much better then using your CC, then you have to pay each month for the bank. Plus if something happens with your income (hope it won't happen) then you are in shit. So better wait a few days and then go for it. :)
     
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    He is making $50 a day and he uses his home computer that he shares with his brother?? And to add he does not have $700? Ok, I think he means $5.00USD PER DAY. OK I think I need to stop reading some posts.:microwave
     
  8. ORM

    ORM Power Member

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    Theres always gonna be a good chance to buy a laptop, especially a good one :) That quad core AMD A10-5757M cpu is slower than a dual core i3. HD RADEON 8650G GPU is kinda crappy as well - no dedi memory so you will feel it when running gpu intensive apps. $700 is not much for a laptop but I believe you can find a better value for this price - i3/i5 cpu, amd/nvidia gpu with dedicated memory. And forget about those 12gb ram, its just a marketing. You will be more than happy with 6gb
     
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  9. foitoi

    foitoi Junior Member

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    For real? You just talked trash about almost my laptop :(

    Yeah, I was thinking about something with Intel but, I saw some good reviews about this CPU. Oh well, something better will come up. :D
     
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    for real. I just saved you from buying a crappy laptop. Did those 'good' reviews also included affiliate links?
    Go with i3/i5 and a decent.. gpu if possible and you will thank me later
     
  11. Numbuh362

    Numbuh362 Elite Member

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    the laptop did have decent specs. Although intel cpu's have more cache than amd cpu's I prefer to use amd.
     
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    Arturas is right.

    I don't like Acer at all. For me Dell, HP and Toshiba are the best.
     
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    I have build dozens of computers and it seems to have decent specs for the price, but can you link me to the sales page? I couldn't find the product.
     
  14. ORM

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    I do not see any decent spec for a $700 price mark, I dunno maybe I'm blind, waiting for my prescription glasses to arrive

    One thing I hate about Acers that most of them have soft, flimsy body. Maybe premium models have solved this issue

    I have built and sold dozens of them as well and I can assure you can find a better deal for 700 bucks, just sayin
     
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  15. sonicpunk32

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    I has question. If the 12GB ram is just a gimmick, and the Radeon 8650G uses shared memory, wouldn't it be more advantageous to have the 12GB instead of 6GB?

    The "M" series or the "U" series?
     
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    No, it's an AMD.
     
  17. foitoi

    foitoi Junior Member

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    Umm, thanks? :D

    And not really, no affiliate links...

    I can't. :( It's in the paper ads :D

    I don't get it. What's wrong with AMD? I love AMD.
     
  18. Laser42

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    If you are making $50 a day you can't wait 8 days or for your next paycheck?
     
  19. ORM

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    As to my experience I would always go for a gpu with dedi memory.

    M - mobile microprocessor
    U - ultra low power micro processor

    Nothing wrong with AMD, just i3s/i5s is simply the best deal price/performance wise
     
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  20. sonicpunk32

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    I meant, which in your opinion is better? It seems the Us are slower than the Ms when I look at the benchmarks. But I guess the lower power means better battery life.