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post #21 of 31
if i have the money, like you, i would go for a mini-laptop. something like 13inch. that would be 100% portable.

but don't expect to do any gaming on any from of laptop. laptops are for document viewing, and may be, multimedia.
post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Get the laptop but you definitely do not need 4GB of RAM. That is a waste.

EDIT: With those applications mentioned above you might.
I got a nice 8GB kit for ya

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I got a nice 8GB kit for ya

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laff... I pwn n00bs on my adm rig all teh time1!!!111

I think I will either settle for the light weight T61 or the lightweight D630. Lightweight of course, implies performance as well as the actual mass of the notebook.
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post #24 of 31
Bought a T60P a couple of months ago and it worth every penny.
Since I travel back and forth, I can play games at max performance and still get 3 hours. 6 hours if I changed the battery profile to max battery life.

Go get the stinkpad
    
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post #25 of 31
Another point i forgot to say is how the hell do you even game on a laptop? Lol, you don't! Unless you carry around your G7 mouse or something.
So expensive mobile GPU = no no
post #26 of 31
I'm having serious doubts your rig (Xeon) cant cut it with the Applications you've listed. I run all those Apps, plus some more much higher demand applications on my Xeon 3.06GHz thats 3 years old without problems.. It compiles code like a raped Ape and blows through Matlab Data matrices with ease.

Bit of advice, if you're going with a laptop, get an Asus. I own a W3V and I prefer to use it over the Sun Ultra 40M2 my work provides me with. I just love the screen and the keyboard. Granted the Sun us much faster, but I love the Asus..
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post #27 of 31
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Gaming laptops are a complete joke.

Lots of good points in that article, immediately brought to mind as I read your laptop specs. I believe you should get a laptop however, but tone it down a little. Buy something for which the battery will last more than 1 hour.


my gameing laptop is better then most desktop systems
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post #28 of 31
if you're mainly using the laptop to crunch numbers and not gaming, then i suggest you get something with an integrated gpu. compare to an integrated gpu, a discrete gpu drains more battery, generates more heat, and usually causes the overall weight of the laptop to increase (mainly due to an additional heatsink & fan). also if the gpu is not properly ventilated, the gpu will die out much sooner than the rest of your system. it can be cause by having the intake covered by your leg, soft surface, or not enough clearance from table to allow good airflow. if the gpu dies, you cannot simply replace it except replacing the whole motherboard since it is soldered on to the board. it cost me $500+ & a week to fix my tablet when its nvidia 6 series gpu failed on me.

if ibm allows you, customize the thinkpad w/ integrated gpu and choose the fastest cpu & max memory availble for the model. if not, then try toshiba, most of their models have option for customization
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post #30 of 31
I vote for a laptop. Also check out Dell website if you haven't already
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