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post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
Your post is entirely opinion. DO NOT state that Toshiba is crap or anything of the sort. My Qosmio speaks for itself.

For the OP, either of the two choices you've selected seem to be the best for what you need. Since you rely on your desktop for gaming, anything above that would seem folly, if you catch my meaning.

so is yours
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post #12 of 27
Thread Starter 
So the Ivy Bridge refresh seems like it could be worth the wait, but I have a question.

I know desktop-wise it should use the same socket as sandybridge, is this the same case with laptops? If that is the case, does this mean that Lenovo Ivy Bridge laptops will be out just after the CPU launch instead of a couple months later?
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post #13 of 27
Maybe the HP ENVY 14 since it has pretty good battery life and there is a Beats edition as well.
post #14 of 27
The new ENVY 14 is good but a bit heavy. And yes, I only said this because of the OP saying he doesn't like Toshibas. My friend owns a Qosmio and, although a suitcase is lighter than it, it's got some horsepower.
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post #15 of 27
Check out my sig rig - it's $1269 with the i7 and upgraded graphics card (HD 6630m). Using it right now to play TF2 at 70+ fps average at 1366x768. Can get 50-60 fps consistently at 1680x1050!
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post #16 of 27
Lenovo ThinkPad no questions asked.
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post #17 of 27
I just got an Asus G53-SW-QHDB1 for the kids, with a Crucial C300 SSD in it, and 8Gb of RAM, and I'm REALLY impressed by that laptop.

i7 SB, 1920X1080, Blu-ray writer. Impressive little machine.
    
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post #18 of 27
If I were you, I'd get a good laptop with base configuration. Then I would swap out the parts like RAM and HDD and then reapply the thermal paste with something good. It just doesn't seem right to not change a laptop into something else better.
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post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by col musstard View Post
I am starting to look around for a new laptop to replace my older 16" Acer

What I NEED:
12-14" screen
At least 6 hours of battery life
Nice build quality
SB CPU, This is mandatory
Decent Webcam
User-Replaceable HDD, which is a given on most laptops


What I don't want:
Touchscreen
Glossy Case
Optical Drive isn't necessary
Don't need bluetooth
I don't want a bulky gaming laptop, have a desktop for that
Don't really want a macbook
Cheap plastic
Toshiba, just not a fan of the materials used

Bonuses:
Backlit Keyboard
High Res Screen


Budget: I am for sure keeping it under $1k, and will wait for deals once I find what I want, this purchase isn't urgent

I have been looking a bit and so far I have come up with the following:
Lenovo X220
Lenovo T420

Actually, pretty much any Lenovo that is 14 or under with a SB cpu. Any gems out there that I don't know of? I've seen some nice Dell Business laptops but they seem to be a bit pricey
Just out of curiosity, what don't you like about Toshibas? I'm thinking of getting a Satellite soon...
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
If I were you, I'd get a good laptop with base configuration. Then I would swap out the parts like RAM and HDD and then reapply the thermal paste with something good. It just doesn't seem right to not change a laptop into something else better.
In other words, upgrade anything that is user upgradable. Personally I wouldn't reapply the thermal paste on a laptop, and chances are it would void the warranty.
 
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