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Please help pick a laptop.

Poll Results: Which Laptop?

Poll expired: Aug 14, 2011  
  • 0% (0)
    Laptop 1
  • 14% (1)
    Laptop 2
  • 28% (2)
    Samsung RF411
  • 0% (0)
    Laptop 4
  • 57% (4)
    Alienware M11x
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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi, my friend wants to buy a laptop and her budget is about 1-2k sgd. We went searching around and found these few models, however am not too sure about which gpu is the best among these.

Laptop 1 : HP Pavilion dv6-6144tx ($1299)
CPU: i7 2630QM
GPU: HD 6490M

Laptop 2: HP Pavilion dv4-3020tx ($1299)
CPU: i5 2410M
GPU: HD6750

Laptop 3: Samsung RF411 ($1299)
CPU: i7 2630QM
GPU: GT525M *Optimus Hybrid**
+ Free RAM upgrade to 8 gb (original 4 gb)

Laptop 4: Fujitsu LifeBook LH531S ($1488)
CPU: i7 2620M
GPU: 410M

Laptop 5: Alienware M11x ($1799)
CPU: i5 2537M
GPU: GT540M
(*only laptop that comes with 7200RPM drive)

Personally I prefer the Samsung (laptop 3) for the price and performance. How does the GT525m compare with the 6750m?

Salesman tried telling us that the only thing to look out for GPU was ram size and that games run better on ATI. Another shop stated that movies and games on ATI looks dull etc when compared to Nvidia. She does not have any preference and would just like something that works properly.

The problem I've had with the Optimus technology (Asus K42J) was that I could not update the Nvidia driver. Even from the Asus website, until last week when Asus sent me the bios update. Anyone has any experience with the Samsung model?
Edited by Jiv - 8/4/11 at 10:05am
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3x4gb Corsair Dominaor + 3x1 gb Kingston Value Ram WD Black WD Green x 2 LG 
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Apogee GT + EK XTX360 + 4xGentle Typhoon  Windows 7 64-bit Acer P203w; BENQ G2411HD Razer Tarantula 
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post #2 of 12
What does she need discrete video for? I think any of those would be fine, but I think a typical user would benefit more from a SSD than dedicated graphics.
post #3 of 12
I would recommend the Asus K43-SV. Yes, I am from Singapore as well )). My friend bought it for 1.4k and it uses the same GT540M same as the M11x and you can choose to get it with the i7 2630M. Since his is the i5 model which he paid 1.3k during the IT fair, I am pretty sure you can get the i7 model for less than 2k(within budget).

14 inch LED backlit, Altec speakers, pretty sure you can get the 7200RPM HDD, if it matters to you.

Here's a useful link to compare laptop gpus : http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html
    
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post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by t-ramp View Post
What does she need discrete video for? I think any of those would be fine, but I think a typical user would benefit more from a SSD than dedicated graphics.
Hehee, for light gaming. Did tell her to consider an SSD, her budget is 2k, maybe get an ssd with the balance after purchasing the laptop.
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i7 920 C0 at 4.0ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme Asus 5870 v2 + EK waterblock Sapphire 5870 
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3x4gb Corsair Dominaor + 3x1 gb Kingston Value Ram WD Black WD Green x 2 LG 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Apogee GT + EK XTX360 + 4xGentle Typhoon  Windows 7 64-bit Acer P203w; BENQ G2411HD Razer Tarantula 
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i7 920 C0 at 4.0ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme Asus 5870 v2 + EK waterblock Sapphire 5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
3x4gb Corsair Dominaor + 3x1 gb Kingston Value Ram WD Black WD Green x 2 LG 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Apogee GT + EK XTX360 + 4xGentle Typhoon  Windows 7 64-bit Acer P203w; BENQ G2411HD Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP1200w Lianli PC-70 Logitech G9 Razer Mantis Control 
Audio
Roccat Kave 
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post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123 View Post
I would recommend the Asus K43-SV. Yes, I am from Singapore as well )). My friend bought it for 1.4k and it uses the same GT540M same as the M11x and you can choose to get it with the i7 2630M. Since his is the i5 model which he paid 1.3k during the IT fair, I am pretty sure you can get the i7 model for less than 2k(within budget).

14 inch LED backlit, Altec speakers, pretty sure you can get the 7200RPM HDD, if it matters to you.

Here's a useful link to compare laptop gpus : http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-...ist.844.0.html
Wow, a fellow Singaporean! and at 1.21am!

Awesome, I'm partial towards Asus (Great customer service etc), but everyone in SLS were bashing Asus for being a ' cheap Taiwan brand , as bad as Acer' etc.

The HDD and RAM doesn't matter. Where would be a good place to get the Asus K43-SV? Is Sim Lim Square ok? We went to SLS and Funan IT mall.


Edit:
Just realized the 6750m is better than the 540M.
Edited by Jiv - 8/4/11 at 10:40am
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i7 920 C0 at 4.0ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme Asus 5870 v2 + EK waterblock Sapphire 5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
3x4gb Corsair Dominaor + 3x1 gb Kingston Value Ram WD Black WD Green x 2 LG 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Apogee GT + EK XTX360 + 4xGentle Typhoon  Windows 7 64-bit Acer P203w; BENQ G2411HD Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP1200w Lianli PC-70 Logitech G9 Razer Mantis Control 
Audio
Roccat Kave 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 920 C0 at 4.0ghz Asus Rampage II Extreme Asus 5870 v2 + EK waterblock Sapphire 5870 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
3x4gb Corsair Dominaor + 3x1 gb Kingston Value Ram WD Black WD Green x 2 LG 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Apogee GT + EK XTX360 + 4xGentle Typhoon  Windows 7 64-bit Acer P203w; BENQ G2411HD Razer Tarantula 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
FSP1200w Lianli PC-70 Logitech G9 Razer Mantis Control 
Audio
Roccat Kave 
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post #6 of 12
Yes, Sim Lim Square is the best place tbh. Check out Newstead. They should have it. They also sell MSI notebooks, which are quite nice for the price as well. Print out the notebook GPU spec sheet and bring it around.
    
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MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PX2370 Filco Ninja Brown Switches Silverstone 500W SFX-L Gold Silverstone RVZ02 (Non-Windowed) 
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Razer DeathAdder Chroma Bose Companion II 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
1Tb Hitachi 5400RPM 2.5" HDD Intel 540s 240Gb SSD Noctua L9i Windows 10 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
PX2370 Filco Ninja Brown Switches Silverstone 500W SFX-L Gold Silverstone RVZ02 (Non-Windowed) 
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Razer DeathAdder Chroma Bose Companion II 
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post #7 of 12
About the Alienware,

The keyboard feels pretty good compared to most laptops. It's backlit too.
I'd personally never get it though, because it's as heavy as a brick, and extremely conspicuous looking. (Oh, and the cost could be better. :/)
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post #8 of 12
if your from singapore, can go to alienware concept shop at suntec city level 2 near apple store area to get a hands on feel.. (which is near to sim lim square too)

thumbs up to:
ssd!

anyway, do take note:
imho that aw is overpriced for the brand and design..

(:

worst for me, i am comparing aw14 to mbp15.
Edited by Mitsuki - 8/5/11 at 8:09pm
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post #9 of 12
Samsung or M11x
post #10 of 12
If you don't care much about brand, you could always go with an Acer TimelineX 3830TG or 4830TG or 5830TG. They're around 700-900$ and come with a i3/i5 and a GT540m. Add an SSD to that and you got yourself a beast!
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