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post #1 of 11
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word processing, autocad, photoshop, microsoft visual c++/c#, youtube, movies, music

optional (but really nice if it came with these features)

keyboard with long horizontal enter key with the backslash above it.
long battery life.

budget is as cheap as possible, no preferred brands

other requirements? stylish and matte screen i guess? it doesn't really matter.

weight doesnt really matter. i can carry a few extra pounds.
Edited by tyuo9980 - 7/24/11 at 7:57pm
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post #2 of 11
What's your budget? Any brand preferences or other requirements?
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post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Waffleboy View Post
What's your budget? Any brand preferences or other requirements?
budget is as cheap as possible, no preferred brands

other requirements? stylish and matte screen i guess? it doesn't really matter.

weight doesnt really matter either. i can carry a few extra pounds.
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post #4 of 11
I would suggest using your sig rig as your dedicated autocad/photoshop, and picking up a netbook/cheap laptop for your mobile needs.
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post #5 of 11
What about those Asus Eee Netbooks? Best one I've seen was $500, 1.8 GHz Atom, GeForce Ion.
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post #6 of 11
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http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=038335

looking at this one right now. pretty sweet for the price
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post #7 of 11
if you need it for cad then id recommend something with a workstation card and i7
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post
if you need it for cad then id recommend something with a workstation card and i7
i rarely use it. im not going extreme and i wouldn't like to spend a lot more with that setup either. its mainly going to be used for papers and programming. maybe some gaming in between as well.

difference between mobile i3/i5s and 520m/540m?

tat msi notebook has almost everything i was looking for. a great keyboard layout, looks nice and sleek, and has great specs for the price. just worrying that the 6cell battery wont be enough for a day's use.
Edited by tyuo9980 - 7/24/11 at 8:14pm
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post #9 of 11
http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=039993

im grabbing one of these, nice light little thing with extra punch when needed
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http://canadacomputers.com/product_i...item_id=039993

im grabbing one of these, nice light little thing with extra punch when needed
tat quad looks extremely nice. might consider that as well. but then ill have to say goodbye to cuda accelleration.
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