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post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
Hey guys and gals. I am looking to get a new laptop for doing work when not on my desktop. The details are below, hope that helps! I appreciate any suggestions!

- Price Range: 400-500$
- PC Please
- Screen size above 16". I like larger for this if possible
- 4gb or RAM seems to work
- windows 7 64-bit would be nice
- Processor: A nice two core would most likely work well

What I want to use it for:
- skype
- microsoft word
- have firefox and chrome open at the same time with about 10-15 tabs in each
- run photoshop and dreamweaver(not necessarily run both well at the same time)


Any suggestions would be cool and much appreciated. I am kinda stuck on what to get...
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Intel Q6600 @ 3.0GHz ASUS P5N-E-SLI Deluxe GeForce 9600 GSO A-Data 2GB 
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1 x 250gb 1 x 1.5TB Windows Vista Ultimate 4 monitors; 22" wide, 19", 19", 20" inch wide Comfort Curve Keyboard 
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post #2 of 8
All I can say is you're gonna want a Quad-Core with all that you have planned for it. And no less than 4GB of RAM.
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i7 960 EVGA X58 3X SLI EVGA GTX580 (3 x 2GB) G.Skill PI Series 5-5-5-18 1.6V 
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2X WD 320GB Raid0 + WD500GB Heatkiller CPU/GPU blocks, Feser Quad/Dual rads Windows 7 Annihilation x64 40" Toshiba LED 120Hz 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair Pro Series Gold 1200W Corsair 800D Uber Modded Razer Mamba 2012 Edition 
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i7 960 EVGA X58 3X SLI EVGA GTX580 (3 x 2GB) G.Skill PI Series 5-5-5-18 1.6V 
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2X WD 320GB Raid0 + WD500GB Heatkiller CPU/GPU blocks, Feser Quad/Dual rads Windows 7 Annihilation x64 40" Toshiba LED 120Hz 1920x1200 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Black Widow Ultimate Corsair Pro Series Gold 1200W Corsair 800D Uber Modded Razer Mamba 2012 Edition 
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post #3 of 8
The cheapest Core i5 laptop on newegg right now is 600 bucks, so here's an i3.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115856&cm_re=core_i3-_-34-115-856-_-Product

It's a bit over your budget, but it has 4 GB ram which would help a lot..

Are you open to AMD? I tend to not prefer AMD in laptops because they produce more heat than Intel chips.

EDIT - If you are ok with AMD, this is a pretty good deal, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834115855&cm_re=dual_core-_-34-115-855-_-Product. The 5470 will also help a lot in Photoshop.
Edited by narabhut - 12/25/10 at 10:50pm
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, Seagate Freeagent 1TB ASUS 24x SATA Windows 7 64 bit ASUS VE198T @1440x900 
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, Seagate Freeagent 1TB ASUS 24x SATA Windows 7 64 bit ASUS VE198T @1440x900 
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post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
hey thanks for the feedback so far guys! I am taking a look at those choices right now!

Also, I have 5 yr old laptop right now running what I said and it is obviously far from a quad-core and doesn't totally suck so I'm going to say an quad core isn't at all what I would need.
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460Watt 
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1 x 250gb 1 x 1.5TB Windows Vista Ultimate 4 monitors; 22" wide, 19", 19", 20" inch wide Comfort Curve Keyboard 
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post #5 of 8
Oh and you dont need a quad core for that stuff, disregard what that guy said...adding an i7 is only going to cost you more money, lower your battery life, and produce more heat.
post #6 of 8
google lenovo outlet and look at the Y series laptops.

/thread
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Samsung 850 EVO 250GB EK Predator 240mm Windows 7 x64 Das Keyboard 4 Professional CherryMX Blue 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB EK Predator 240mm Windows 7 x64 Das Keyboard 4 Professional CherryMX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X750 Gold Corsair Carbide Air 540 Logitech G900 Schiit Bifrost Uber W/ USB Gen 2 DAC 
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Thread Starter 
@spykez, there is no y series laptops. Only L, R, SL, T, X and W. Am I missing something?


JK found it! oops!

However, there is only one for 944$... 0.0
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ 3.0GHz ASUS P5N-E-SLI Deluxe GeForce 9600 GSO A-Data 2GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1 x 250gb 1 x 1.5TB Windows Vista Ultimate 4 monitors; 22" wide, 19", 19", 20" inch wide Comfort Curve Keyboard 
Power
460Watt 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ 3.0GHz ASUS P5N-E-SLI Deluxe GeForce 9600 GSO A-Data 2GB 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1 x 250gb 1 x 1.5TB Windows Vista Ultimate 4 monitors; 22" wide, 19", 19", 20" inch wide Comfort Curve Keyboard 
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460Watt 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kill4Thrill;11825551 
@spykez, there is no y series laptops. Only L, R, SL, T, X and W. Am I missing something?


JK found it! oops!

However, there is only one for 944$... 0.0

ouch.....holiday weekend must have whiped em clean
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 4790K GA-Z97X-SOC Gigabyte GTX 1080 Gaming Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB EK Predator 240mm Windows 7 x64 Das Keyboard 4 Professional CherryMX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X750 Gold Corsair Carbide Air 540 Logitech G900 Schiit Bifrost Uber W/ USB Gen 2 DAC 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Schiit Asgard 2 Headphone Amp Audioengine N22 Speaker Amp AudioQuest Nighthawk Audioengine P4 Monitors. 
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Intel I7 4790K GA-Z97X-SOC Gigabyte GTX 1080 Gaming Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US 16GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSKeyboard
Samsung 850 EVO 250GB EK Predator 240mm Windows 7 x64 Das Keyboard 4 Professional CherryMX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Seasonic X750 Gold Corsair Carbide Air 540 Logitech G900 Schiit Bifrost Uber W/ USB Gen 2 DAC 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Schiit Asgard 2 Headphone Amp Audioengine N22 Speaker Amp AudioQuest Nighthawk Audioengine P4 Monitors. 
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