Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › What do you think? Full 1080p for business laptop?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What do you think? Full 1080p for business laptop?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
So would a 1920 x 1080 on a 15.6 incher be good for business and office apps, especially MS office 2007-10?

I've been researching a lot and I'm down to a Dell vs Lenovo comparison.
I've configured a Lenovo Edge E420 (14 inch) and a Latitude E5520 (15.6) both with an i5 2410M Sandybridge for about $750 dollars. However, the Dell comes with option of a full 1080p screen which would either increase the price to $850 or I'd have to remove 2 gig of memory and upgrade later. Both systems 4 gig of ram, 5200 rpm drives.

Right now I see the advantage of the Lenovo as having a lithium polymer battery and reported (by their tech) 7 hours estimated life vs 4-5 hours (by Dell tech) of the Latitude. Lenovo keyboards are supposedly nice, even on the edge with it's curvy keys whereas Latitude is somewhat standard and most likely smaller caps because it has a num pad. I do a bit of typing so this is important. I have no experience with Lenovo but have previously had 2 Dell latitudes. Any thoughts appreciated.
Cheap Game Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k Biostar TZ77XE4 770 GTX Twin Frozer Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Kingston Hyper X LG Generic Windows 7 Dell Ultrasharp U2412 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Various Xigamatek 650 Corsair 300r Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exactmat Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 
  hide details  
Reply
Cheap Game Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k Biostar TZ77XE4 770 GTX Twin Frozer Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Kingston Hyper X LG Generic Windows 7 Dell Ultrasharp U2412 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Various Xigamatek 650 Corsair 300r Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exactmat Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 7
My laptop at work is 1200p and i must say its great for all the different apps i use.

1080p would be great too.

Check out some sweet precision laptops. we buy 3-4 a month.
From FX to i7
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-7700K 5ghz delid MSI Z170A Gaming M7 1080Ti 32GB Trident Z @ 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung PM961 M.2 850 Evo LG Bluray Drive Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 x 64 P2715Q 4K  EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro  
  hide details  
Reply
From FX to i7
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-7700K 5ghz delid MSI Z170A Gaming M7 1080Ti 32GB Trident Z @ 3600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung PM961 M.2 850 Evo LG Bluray Drive Phanteks PH-TC14PE 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win 10 x 64 P2715Q 4K  EVGA SuperNOVA 750G2 Phanteks Enthoo Pro  
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Ok the base model of the 6500 precision is $2700 so a bit out of my range. I assume used by scientists or gov't agencies. But cool anyway. So I'll have to side with the Dell now as I like the idea of the nice screen. Lenovo only allows that screen in their T-series which are much more dollars. Any other opinions welcome on brands or whatever.
Cheap Game Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k Biostar TZ77XE4 770 GTX Twin Frozer Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Kingston Hyper X LG Generic Windows 7 Dell Ultrasharp U2412 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Various Xigamatek 650 Corsair 300r Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exactmat Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 
  hide details  
Reply
Cheap Game Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k Biostar TZ77XE4 770 GTX Twin Frozer Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Kingston Hyper X LG Generic Windows 7 Dell Ultrasharp U2412 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Various Xigamatek 650 Corsair 300r Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exactmat Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 7
The Lenovos are nice. The Latitudes are good as well, and likely cheaper, and have the nice display upgrade. The Lats have typically had nice keyboards, though maybe not quite on par with the Lenovo (depending who you ask). By most accounts the new lattitudes are really solid, nice construction et al. I guess I'll find out when mine arrives in a couple weeks.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k@4.5ghz 1.21v Gigabyte Sniper M3 Sapphire 6950 Samsung 8g1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 Samsung F1 500 Crucial M4 64 (SRC) cpu:Noc NF-F12 / case:4x TY-141/gpu: 2x NB-Multi 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Venomous X, Accelero TT Win 7 64 Acer X213H Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
Superflower 650 plat Fractal Arc Midi G500 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k@4.5ghz 1.21v Gigabyte Sniper M3 Sapphire 6950 Samsung 8g1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 Samsung F1 500 Crucial M4 64 (SRC) cpu:Noc NF-F12 / case:4x TY-141/gpu: 2x NB-Multi 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Venomous X, Accelero TT Win 7 64 Acer X213H Saitek Eclipse 
PowerCaseMouse
Superflower 650 plat Fractal Arc Midi G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 
Hey otterclock, which model did you get? I went ahead and ordered a 5520 today and got the nice screen but shipping is a month from now. I'd be interested in your impressions.
Cheap Game Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k Biostar TZ77XE4 770 GTX Twin Frozer Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Kingston Hyper X LG Generic Windows 7 Dell Ultrasharp U2412 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Various Xigamatek 650 Corsair 300r Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exactmat Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 
  hide details  
Reply
Cheap Game Rig
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-3570k Biostar TZ77XE4 770 GTX Twin Frozer Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Kingston Hyper X LG Generic Windows 7 Dell Ultrasharp U2412 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Various Xigamatek 650 Corsair 300r Logitech MX518 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Exactmat Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 7
I just got a Dell Percision M4500 with the i7 at work. I added the 1080p option and it absolutely fantastic! I also got the docking station with a Dell 22" monitor but the resolution is lower on it. So I prefer just using the laptop by itself.

Side note: it has the quatro* 880m 1gig video card. I can play starcraft2 on it with medium settings. I haven't try any other games yet haha
CHILLTRONICS
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Asus Sabertooth X58 VisionTek ATi 6870 12g Corsair DDR3 Pc12800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64G Corsair SSD 2x 1TB WD Blk Sata6.0 Windows 7 Pro 64bit / Ubuntu 27" Dell Ultrasharp U2711 Razer BW Ultimate Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouse
750W XFX Corsair 600T Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
CHILLTRONICS
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Asus Sabertooth X58 VisionTek ATi 6870 12g Corsair DDR3 Pc12800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
64G Corsair SSD 2x 1TB WD Blk Sata6.0 Windows 7 Pro 64bit / Ubuntu 27" Dell Ultrasharp U2711 Razer BW Ultimate Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouse
750W XFX Corsair 600T Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 7
why not check out the sager NP5160? its a really nice laptop that has everything you are wanting with a 1080p screen and it wont break the bank.
Junk
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2700K 4.6 Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 Msi R9 270X 8GB 1333 DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SSD + 7 other drives H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus 23in 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill Mech EVGA 750 Rosewill Thor MX518 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
  hide details  
Reply
Junk
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2700K 4.6 Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 Msi R9 270X 8GB 1333 DDR3 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
SSD + 7 other drives H100 Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Asus 23in 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Rosewill Mech EVGA 750 Rosewill Thor MX518 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Laptops and Netbooks
Overclock.net › Forums › Mobile Computing Forum › Laptops and Netbooks › What do you think? Full 1080p for business laptop?