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USE- 3d modeling/cam (featurecam, mastercam, solidworks, inventor), school, internet, mathcad, office etc

OS- WINDOWS 7, I refuse to use a os named after an animal.

BUDGET- Like to be around $600 but max is $700

BRAND- NO DELL. I like msi, asus, newer acer seem nice.

Requirements- Under 15.6 inch screen, resolution dont care, hdd dont care gone to change to a ssd around black friday ish, ram dont care either gone to upgrade to 8gb later.

I need a quality build labtop. I will tinker with at first if need after that it will be all business. I want to last for good couple years.

Blu ray dont need, usb 3.0 dont need,

I DONT NEED A DESKTOP I NEED A LABTOP due to school and working on models at work and programming parts to be machined

Battery life- decent life ~4 hours under light use


Here is what I came up with:


1.http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0373376


2.http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0373463

3.http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0365742 ( my top pick but I have been doing resarch on the acer 4830 and 3830 kindy leaning towards one of them)

4.http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0373206

5.http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Asus+-+L...&skuId=2881042

6.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834152264

7.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834131178

Please help me decide,Flame my choices if you must or make other suggestions

I'm weak on the labtop area which brands to avoid, build quality, good service etc.
Edited by m98custom1212 - 10/6/11 at 3:47pm
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I recommend your # 6 pick, MSI FX620DX. That's the one I'm trying to resist buying....

Good mobile CPU, good mobile GPU, good features and it looks quite professional.
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If you're looking for a well built notebook that has great specs for the money, + great updatability then you might want to look at a Lenovo ideapad notebook.

Lenovo Y470

i5 2410
4GB 1333 memory
750gb HD with space to add a MSata drive for boot / important programs that need speed
Nvidia 550M 1gb / Intel 2000 switchable graphics
14 inch 1366 x 768
Bonus is the Blu ray and USB 3.0 (which I know you don't need)

Battery time is about 6 hours.

Great specs for a 699 notebook.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nakano2k1 View Post
If you're looking for a well built notebook that has great specs for the money, + great updatability then you might want to look at a Lenovo ideapad notebook.

Lenovo Y470

i5 2410
4GB 1333 memory
750gb HD with space to add a MSata drive for boot / important programs that need speed
Nvidia 550M 1gb / Intel 2000 switchable graphics
14 inch 1366 x 768
Bonus is the Blu ray and USB 3.0 (which I know you don't need)

Battery time is about 6 hours.

Great specs for a 699 notebook.
Looks like the Y570 is the OP's current top pick in that list, same price...
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Originally Posted by Dorkseid View Post
Looks like the Y570 is the OP's current top pick in that list, same price...
I know...

The only reason I suggested the smaller version is because of the portability factor. A 14 inch notebook will fit into pretty much anything. Also, the display (while being smaller) looks better with the lower resolution.

If you REALLY want the 1.6 inches of additional viewing space, then go for it.
 
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Originally Posted by nakano2k1 View Post
If you're looking for a well built notebook that has great specs for the money, + great updatability then you might want to look at a Lenovo ideapad notebook.

Lenovo Y470

i5 2410
4GB 1333 memory
750gb HD with space to add a MSata drive for boot / important programs that need speed
Nvidia 550M 1gb / Intel 2000 switchable graphics
14 inch 1366 x 768
Bonus is the Blu ray and USB 3.0 (which I know you don't need)

Battery time is about 6 hours.

Great specs for a 699 notebook.

I will check it out thanks
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