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Q: Purchasing inexpensive laptop?

I need to purchase a 3rd machine for my wife that will not have the heavy use of her office and home Win7 desktops. That would mainly be used at meetings for spreadsheet, Word, Quickbooks and mail. We'll get the same machine for her brother whose use is minimal.

We had previously purchased the now not available Acer 15.6" Aspire Windows 8 Laptop i3-3217U 1.8GHz 6GB 500GB | V5-571-6891 for another person at her office and he's been very pleased with the machine since.

The wrinkle in the pending purchase is the OS. I do not want Win8 for either of the machines. The current crop of Acer Aspires in the referenced price range ($5-600) come with Win8. The only Win7 machine I'm finding that BOTH is listed as a good machine and comes with Win7 is the Lenovo Edge. I've always had Thinkpads (model T) but the reviews all discuss woes with the trackpad and left/right clicker.

I'm sure I've missed something and that there is a machine(s) that fits my bill and YOU likely know the answer so I'm listening...

Mark

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I found a site with a few Win 7 PC's. I just Googled "Laptops with Windows 7".

Windows 7 Laptops

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  Hi!  I have a pretty nice desktop but I would like a very inexpensive Acer laptop ($200 - $300) to go on the Internet with.  The kind that have plastic housings.  I would treat it very well , be very careful with it.  I would be doing documents and the Internet.    I was told that these type of laptops that are built in plastic cases have very little life times.  Two years at the most.  Is this true?  Aprox. how many years would could you expect it to last? Thank You for any information, Sandy 

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Who told you that? Jack E/NJ

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My desktop workstation kicked the bucket a few months ago and I'm going through Photoshop withdrawals.
Can anyone here recommend an affordable laptop that could handle running Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5? The one I currently have is small and weak and can't handle much, but I don't have a lot of money to spend on a new computer. Even something older that's reliable and could handle those two programs would be fantastic.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

Edit:
I got some good recommendations a few months back for workstations/desktops in another thread, but we have recently moved and now a laptop would be a better option for me, so it is laptop recommendations I am looking for at this point. Thanks!
 

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maybe this doesn't belong in this forum, so if it doesn't, i apologize...but the question is as the title states.
 

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What is the most durable/best long lasting type of laptop that you can purchase? Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks for your time.
 

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What are the main points to look for when puchasing a laptop in the price range up to about ?700.It will be used in the main for e-mailing,surfing the internet and games.Is a SSD superior to a hard disk drive and if so are there any drawbacks with them.Also what processor would you recommend.Any advice and guidance would be appreciated..

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What are the main points to look for when puchasing a laptop in the price range up to about ?700.It will be used in the main for e-mailing,surfing the internet and games.Is a SSD superior to a hard disk drive and if so are there any drawbacks with them.Also what processor would you recommend.Any advice and guidance would be appreciated..


Obviously features and basic specifications would be a primary consideration, but I'd also give a lot of thought to build quality and support---what is going to happen if you have failure of some type within warranty?

SSDs are inferior only as regards price and capacity. They are noticeably faster than standard drives. If your laptop will hold only 1 hard drive, an SSD may not be large enough to hold all of your data--in which case go with a standard HDD.

At your budget, I'd guess you can get an Intel processor of some type. They are generally better performers in the mid and upper price ranges.

If you have a supplier picked out, maybe you can post a link to the web site.

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I'm not sure if I'm on the right board or not, but I'm giving this a go.

I have a superb desktop but recently a need has arose for a laptop. I need something rather cheap, my expenses are up right now and I can't really go over $500, (I know, not many good ones that cheap)

My only requirements (other than the standard stuff) is the ability to smoothly run all Adobe CS2 applications (not simultaneously), would you say any of these computers could handle it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834101058
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=BROWSE&No=60&N=200334&product_code=346852#ts
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=BROWSE&No=140&N=200334&product_code=346849
 

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Hello, I need a new laptop and I'm not quite sure where to start because I know nothing about computers. I know that I need something that is very durable because I move my laptop a lot. I do a lot of music downloading, so I guess I need something with plenty of memory, I'm not quite sure. I was reading that it was good to get an external hardrive to add on to the internal hardrive, but I don't know if that's hard to do. I was thinking of going through Dell, but not sure if that is the best bet. If anyone can give me some tips and recommendations, that would be great! Thank You
 

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I would go to dell. Get me one of them XPS lappys lol.
 

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I am looking for a nice decent stable laptop that i can if possible run Windows and Linux on. I am also considering doing the Mac OS X on there but not sure. Ive never used OS X or rather any mac before but i am after all a Geek and need to know how to use them. Price Range: as low as i can. its not going to be a power pc or anything just something to get me through the day, possibly doing some Wireless Security Checking for clients and general things like typing and such. Any laptops that dont break down so bad over time? For instance: My sister purchased a compaq 2 years ago. so far she has had, A Failure, DVD drive failure, Screen failure, and keyboard failure. Anything anyone can suggest. Pretty much any software issues i can easily take care of myself so i dont really need the tech support i just NEEd FAST hardware repairs if the computer breaks down. Apple i hear makes a nice pc. probably a grand is my max price just doing some browsing. Or i plan on just getting a desktop i build from scratch which will do about 5 times the power as any laptop i can get for the same price, more stability, but no portability. The whole idea of carrying a small laptop around would be nice.
 

A:Purchasing a laptop

they do make very small factor boxes these days
I have a HP dv5094ea - excellent machine and great value for money given the spec
1GB memory
100GB HDD

but it is a HP which meged with compaq 4 years ago...
 

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As my previous thread "HP Laptop doesn't work" I am planning to get a new one. I still plan to fix the old one to give to my Dad. Which was the original plan before I dropped the laptop.

I kinda like the Asus laptops but the 17.3 is so wide it won't fit in my carrying case at almost 18 1/2" wide. The Dell Studio 17 doesn't seem bad but would prefer a 17.3". I can spend about $900 and want something that has good reliability.

I primarily will use the laptop as a desktop replacement.
Internet
Office 2007
Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks CS3
Working on Website
Going to school online.

I am not into gaming except for the occasional game of hearts. However, I would like to connect the laptop to the LCD 1080p Television I plan to purchase in the near future.

There are so many choices and brands out there: Acer, Asus, HP, Dell, MSI, etc... it is scensory overload.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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I like HP...
 

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Hello,

I am purchasing new laptop. I am tired with boot speed & performance of SATA drives & want to go with SSD.

Currently, I am comparing
XPS 17 Laptop - Feel the Thrill with 3D Laptop Screen | Dell
&
XPS 15z Laptop Details | Dell
&
Premium Laptop, Professional Audio Laptop | HP Envy

My requirements are

-> Slim & Stylish
-> SSD drives for OS & Sata for data
-> Long battery life
-> Shouldn't more than 7-8 lbs

Remaining things like Processor, RAM etc any thing will work from Core i7 range & 8GB will be good. Not high end gaming cards, just normal will work. I don't want any heating & rebooting issues.

I hope someone will help to choose some good laptop.

BUDGET is not an issue.

Waiting for some responses.

Regards

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Well given the three choices I would automatically lean toward the HP. I have a grudge against Dell, they don't stand behind their products and their tech support is hopelessly useless. I've had good luck with the HP machines I've worked with. I currently run an Acer *See my system specs. that has been great. They just released a bunch of second gen iCore powered machines, might be worth a look.

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I'm in the market for a new 15.6 laptop. Iíve been testing one of the new Acer models and it appears to be the best bang for the buck. It comes with a multitude of features including at least 4G Ram, 350G HD, Four (4) USB ports, HDMI, Modem, Card reader, Video, audio, microphone inputs, 8 X DVD, Web Cam, Windows 7, Intel Processor, etc, etc., for about $650 at Costco. The only downside I see is the terrible Acer support. Doesn't seem they have much interest in supporting their products. Their English is very difficult to understand and they are quick to hang up. Costco is the big plus. Two year warranty support and 90 days full refund if you are not satisfied. I'm not familiar with Acer at all and need some opinions. Does anyone have an opinion about Acer and please let me know what other brands you would recommend that can match up with these features and price?
 

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Ok, I'm looking for a laptop under 2000$ that is powerful (um, something above 2.8ghz that's not a celeron), upgradable (that is in graphics card and up to 2gigs of ram) plus a case that looks cool (kinda like the alienware laptops). I've seen the new AMD 64's for only 1,600$ but they don't have nifty cases. Any ideas my dear friends?
 

A:I need help purchasing a new laptop.

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Do you have a recommendation re: buying a laptop with 4GB ran dual core must have windows XP home???

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what do you mainly use a laptop for, gaming, school, general usage. It makes a difference.

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I'm in the market for a laptop. I've settled on one that looks good, but I'd like to get a second opinion. I'd most likely use the computer for word processing, running iTunes, and light-to-moderate gaming. I'd also like to not spend more that $575 on it (yeah I'm a cheapskate, I know ). Anyway, here we go:

Compaq V5000Z Series Notebook PC

OS: Windows XP Home Edition
Processor: AMD Sempron(TM) 3300+ (2.0GHz/128KB L2 Cache)
Display: 15.4" WXGA Widescreen (1280x800)
Memory: 256MB DDR SDRAM (1x256MB)
Graphics Card: 128MB ATI RADEON(R) XPRESS 200M w/Hypermemory(TM)
Hard Drive: 40 GB 4200 RPM Hard Drive
Primary CD/DVD Drive: DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive (Q: Does this write DVDs and CDs, or just CDs?)
Networking: Integrated 56K Modem + 10/100 Ethernet LAN
Primary Battery: 6 Cell Lithium Ion Battery
Productivity Software: Microsoft(R) Works/Money

Final Price: $489.99 (after rebates and savings )
So, any thoughts?
-Vroom
 

A:Purchasing a Laptop: What do you think?

I would up the Ram to 512MB, 256 will work but you will get a big performance boost from 512.....especially since the graphics card will be using some of the system memory for itself.....

as for gaming....don't plan on too much with a laptop...that graphics chipset won't play much.........
 

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Hi there,

I'm very new to the computer world and am really looking forward to purchasing a laptop for my boyfriend for his brithday. Trouble is. I'm not sure what to look for, what to look out for and most importantly..... that's in my price range... He would be using it for school.. so basically internet researching plus doing some research papers

Used/Refurbished/New.... doesn't matter to me... as long as it's in decent condition ....

Second it needs to be wireless internet.. preferrably built in wireless..

Third, this is the main one.. My ceiling limit is $500 CDN.....

Does anyone have any leads to this???????

Thanks!!!!
 

A:Need Advise on Purchasing a Laptop

Wow! your BF is really lucky to have you as GF....lol Anyway to help you with your inquiry. First thing to remember when purchasing a laptop you should consider is the dependability of the computer. Second will you ue it for gaming, school projects, downloading or just for browsing the internet. Since you mention that your BF will use for school I say look for laptop that could handle hyperthreading...Hyperthreading means having to open multiple applications on your laptop but the speed is not very much affected. For the wireless connection there are laptop brands that has a built-in wireless card. Last thing to consider is parts availability if in case the a problem occur with the laptop.
 

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Hey there,
I'm planning to purchase a laptop from Futureshop here in Vancouver,BC. Canada.
It's a Toshiba (Intel Centrino Duo Processor Tech. with Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450)
2GB Memory (type unkown)
250GB HD Space
GFX:ATI Radeon HD 256MB Dedicated
Wireless: 802.11a/g + Pre-N WiFi +BlueTooth
TruBrite Screen, Webcam and Mic, 5-1 Media Adapter
Price: $1599.99 CDA
$70.83/Month for 24Months

I kind of hate how Futureshop give such vague specs on the products they sell. :T I kind of don't want to buy it from here, but the laptop looks pretty good in terms of specs and Futureshop has financing available.
I'm just wondering if this will be a good buy..I'll be mainly using the computer for school, a little bit of gaming (WC3, CNC, ..etc, mainly RTS Games)
I'm fairly new to laptops..
basically want a decent one with a dedicated gfx card for my rts games and one with a fair bit of hd space.
any tips, suggestions, or comments please share them with me
I keep second guessing on laptops I want to purchase. I do want to get the most out of what I pay.
Thanks in advance! Cheers-

Here's another Laptop I'm Considering
HP Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450
Ram: 2GB DDR
HD: 200GB
GFX: NVIDIA 8400M 128MB Discrete Graphics
Wireless: 802.11b/g Pre-N +Bluetooth WiFi
12 Cell Lithium-ion Battery, Webcam,Mic,5-1 Media Reader,Remote & Earbuds
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A:Purchasing a New Laptop, have some questions~

First off I will say that most of the time, Best Buy is pretty overpriced. Also I've never been a huge laptop enthusiast, as I use my computer for gaming, it's a little pricey to get a gaming laptop (and by a little I mean VERY pricey). But from when I have looked at laptops, I've noticed that if you know what you are looking for, you can often find something cheaper on warehouse like websites, such as Newegg.com. Also, if you go with Newegg, they offer extended warranty plans.
 

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I didnt know whether to put it in the Vista forum or the XP forum so I put it here. Question. I have heard that the license that comes with a Vista product will work for a XP Pro installation. Is this correct? Will I be able to install XP Pro using the Vista license or would I have to purchase a new XP Pro license, or at least use one that we have?

Thanks.
 

A:Purchasing a new laptop with Vista want XP

Only if you have Vista Business or Ultimate ... (According to this) ...
http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/005512.html

Don't know anyone who's done it yet.
 

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I've gone ahead an ordered the y510p, Thanks for the help.



I live in Indiana, USA



My current laptop has probably died on my graphics wise, and I'm planning on getting a new laptop. Whether or not Wal-Mart abides by the warranty I purchased from them.





It's the sort of screen corruption seen when the integrated graphics are shot. The laptop probably needs a new motherboard. Playing high intensity video games for long periods on laptops isn't a good idea unless they have been designed to do the job. That warranty should come in handy.Click to expand...



With this in mind, I want to purchase a laptop that can handle prolonged gaming, as that is my primary use for the laptop. The secondary usage is for my college courses. As I have not spent much time comparing computer products, I'm not sure where to begin my search, or what to look for.



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My current laptop is an Inspiron N5050
Intel Core i3-2330M Processor
4GB Memory
Integrated Intel HD Graphics (Stupid no 3D shadow shading)
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Dell Stage software



The main games I play are Minecraft, Pay Day 2, and League of Legends. I would like to play games such as cube world, Planet Side 2 without lag as I have invested money into them, but not had that much opportunity to play extensively due to current lag issues.



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A:Looking for advice on purchasing a laptop

Bought my son a Sager from Xotic PC. They certainly build gaming systems and they give you some latitude to configure. Their customer service is excellent. I never heard of them before until I went here: http://forum.notebookreview.com/ and through research - a ton of research - I went ahead and pulled the trigger. Other excellent companies are PC Digital, Power Notebooks, and Mythlogic. Seriously, check them out.
 

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I am wanting to check that the Notebook is maybe able to be upgraded in the future to a larger SSD without resorting to expensive technician soldering tasks - i.e. is the SSD simply a plug in device like the older generation notebooks?  ThanksOBuck 

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Hi,Specs: https://support.hp.com/lamerica_nsc_carib-en/product/hp-pavilion-14-al000-notebook-pc-series/1086215...Your laptop came with 256GB M.2 2280 SATA-3 SSD. It is not soldered, it is plug and use.Video guide: https://h20574.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=10862154&MEID=65618DC0-D54F-403A-B3DA-F4E22780C9BFManual: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c05122703I just bought a HP Pavilion 14 al111tx notebook which is having exactly same internal configuration like yours.If I think in putting M.2 SATA SSD, I'll go for this one: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-850-EVO-Internal-MZ-N5E500BW/dp/B00TGIW1XGNow it's currently having Samsung 850 EVO SATA SSD replacing factory built in hard drive. Just upgraded 2 weeks back.RegardsVisruth

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Current one is down on its last legs, umm so looking for the usual, good deal, but yet somehow built for gaming. Is www.IBuyPower.com a reliable site? Been eyeing a computer they have

http://www.ibuypower.com/ibp/store/configurator.aspx?mid=249

Basically I would like something that won't be outpaced my minimal system requirements for games for at least the next 2 years, don't need max, just playability is fine with me oh and something that can easily handle current games like Oblivion and The Orange Box. Current one crashes on portal which was a sign....

How important is CPU speed? Dell has some great deals but all their duo core processors are 1.5 GHz and no graphics chip to speak of...
 

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So I'm thinking about buying a new laptop!

I've got a set of questions for you.

Background Info: I've pretty much decided that I want the current Dell Inspiron 1420, or that I want to wait for the new studio/inspiron laptops to be released (there seems to be controversy over how exactly the newer laptops will fit into the current lines of laptops as well as when they will be released.) Here's a link about them: http://www.engadget.com/2008/06/03/dell-studio-line-details-leak-out/

Other things to keep in mind: I'm not in a huge hurry to replace my current laptop (which is a dell inspiron 8600), but I kind of want to I'm slightly nervous about it since that blue screen incident (even though that turned out to be not a big deal)--it also does some other slightly disconcerting things, like beeping upon startup (which apparently indicates errors?), the screen flickers sometimes (particularly when it's not plugged in), and the fan is louder than it used to be (I think). I don't know if any of this indicates anything very negative, but these things combined with the age of the system (about five years) makes me slightly nervous--whether that is justified or not. *shrug* I would also like to be able to at least have the option of carrying the laptop to campus when I need to without dreading it--my current laptop is very heavy, and I can't take it if I have almost anything else to take with me.

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A:Purchasing a Laptop--Many Questions!

personally i would wait.
When you do buy a laptop i would make sure it has a core 2 duo at least 2.0ghz with at least 2gb memory and a 250gb hard drive...

If you could afford it i would actually go with:

which i believe also has a new model coming out this month or next..
 

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Hi all,
I am in the process of purchasing a new laptop and I was thinking if
Dell Inspiron is a good choice.
Any of you guys has good experience or bad with this brand, please share this with me.
I will apreciate it.
Thanks in advance.

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You should also consider post-purchase support.

Dell generally makes pretty good stuff--as good as any major OEM, better than most.

Dell support is fair to decent, not good. But as far as I know, NONE of the manufacturers have "good" support any more. It's all been sent offshore to Asia. If you ever have to deal with support, you will probably become frustrated, regardless of your brand choice. Part of it is the language barrier, but there are other shortcomings.

You may be able to choose a Dell support option for extra money that will provide support from a US source, but it isn't cheap.

About all you can do is hope you never have to deal with support. Dell is probably as good a choice as any, but you can have bad luck with any brand. I did.

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Hi there,

Apologies if posting in the wrong thread!

I have recently purchased a CEH course and it has supporting documents which talks about running labs. As I will be running a few VMs it has said there are some minimum spec requirements of the laptop/desktop.

Can someone help me on finding a laptop/desktop with the below specs? My budget is not huge and I was initially thinking if I buy a low level spec device and then upgrade individual modules to meet the min requirements. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

Intel Core i5 3.2 GHz 64-bit CPU or better (multiple cores is preferred)
16 GB RAM (32 GB or more is recommended)
200 GB free disk space, 7200 RPM or faster drive (SSD is preferred)
DVD drive
1 Ethernet network adapter
Sound card
Internet access
Wireless network adapter (built-in or USB)
Thank you in advance.
 

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I am going to be purchasing a laptop and I would like some ideas and Brands to choose from. It needs to be great for gaming and graphics. Every store I go to has a different brand they say is best, I would like to know from users their opinions I would like to keep it under $1400.00 Canadian Thank-you
 

A:Purchasing a Laptop in Ontario Canada

This thread might help...

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic24913.html
 

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Hello guys?

I wanted to know your thoughts on laptops. I need to research a laptop, and one guy had told me that the really expensive ones are unnecessary, but the cheap ones not good. But that doesn't help me too much in selection.

What are the minimum requirements you would want in a laptop? The uses are home use... running this software: http://www.berninausa.com/product_overview-n6-sUS.html

And Windows XP or Vista... whatever comes with it, I guess. Oh... and it will be used to hold digital photos and run an edition software. It needs to have a disc drive.

I was just wondering what minimum requirements you would recommend.
 

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try pawn shops in your area. I work at one and we get them out all the time. They will usually be alot cheeper.
 

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I'm looking for a *small* notebook that has gaming capability so that I can also take it, (outside of college) for example, to my relatives or friends houses.

I'm looking at Alienware's M11x, but am (VERY) open to anything else in that nature. Under 14" is very much preferred.

I'm looking at Asus' offerings on Newegg, and their smallest ones are running Intel IGP's.

Any suggestions?
 

A:Purchasing laptop in next 2 weeks, M11x worth it?

I ordered the M11x yesterday. Its by far one of the best ultraportable laptops out there right now. here is a great review

http://www.guru3d.com/article/alienware-m11x-ultraportable-review/

also youtube review from geek.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4c_463e3g8

Same guy opened it up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44Nq0G3_t-I&feature=channel

Awesome machine!
 

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Hi, I need to purchase a new laptop for my studies and general use. I?m a graphic design student and use Adobe Creative Cloud; mainly InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and occasionally Premiere Pro (least used/mainly personal use).

As I?m on a budget I am looking at the below laptops (most refurbished):

- HP 15 db0089au 15.6? AMD Ryzen 3 2200U Dual core 8GB 128GB SSD + 1T HDD Win10 Home 64-bit

- Dell Latitude E7470 Display 14" Processor Intel i5-6300U 2.40GHz Memory 8GB Storage 256GB M.2 SSD Optical Drive Win10 Pro 64bit

- Acer Aspire A5 15.6? Intel i5 8265U 8GB 1TB HDD Win10 64-bit

- HP Pavilion 15-cc060wm 15.6" Touchscreen Intel i7-7500U 12GB 1TB HDD Win10Home 64bit

- Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6? Intel i5 7200U 8GB 1TB HDD Win10 64-bit

- HP Pavillion 14-BK091 14? Intel i5-7200U 8GB 1T HDD Win10 Home 64-bit

I?m really after advice on which one to get, or if they are all on par with each other. I plan on connecting to a larger screen when using it at home. I?ve looked at reviews but I?m really struggling to make a decision.

Thanks in advance!
 

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Hi, I recently purchased a new 12 cell battery for my HP dv-1659us laptop. I never have my laptop plugged in now days...as opposed to always having my laptop plugged in, becaues the HP OEM battery sucked. (So i couldn't tell you if it was the battery's problem.)

But, now, whenever I'm unplugged, ever so often, usually when im on Youtube, my laptop automatically goes to sleep and turns off the HD. I have to press my power key to wake it up..log back in..and my applications/ youtube video resumes. I checked my power management, put it to sleep at around 30 minutes, so I know that its not sleeping because I'm "inactive". Anyone know what might be the problem?
 

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Hi, I have a query regarding OKR on Windows 10 Lenovo Z500 laptop where I'm expecting to get some definitive answers if after doing a One Key Recovery on my laptop will it remove all the partitions I added after purchasing this laptop?  So, it cam with only C and D partitions. I created few others for my data (let's say E, F and G). Will running OKR reset all my partitions or just the system 'C' partition? If someone has this kind of setup and have run OKR, please suggest based on your experience. I would appreciate if someone can respond to this soon as I need to do this recovery soon. Let me know if you need any clarification on the above query. Regards,Nick

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The model of this laptop hard drive is a Western Digital (WD1600BEVS-60RST0). So, in order to replace the hard drive, would it be alright to purchase any WD1600BEVS model hard drive, or does it have to be exactly WD1600BEVS-60RST0? Thanks.
 

A:Solved: Quick question about purchasing a new laptop hard drive.

Basically anything even slightly resembling the specs of the old drive will work. Hard drives are pretty much just a generic storage device and don't need to be replaced by the exact same model.
 

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hi, I ordered a new laptop through flipkart, after doing startup activities on new laptop I saw only one Drive ie C:,but in I could see apart from this drive,four other drives are there with name starts with Disk 0 partition 1/4/5/6.what is the use of them,should I keep them as it is in my laptop ? can I free up those drives ?

A:no hard drive partition guide from Dell while purchasing new laptop

All of the other partitions are required for system startup, recovery or operation.  DO NOT alter any of them - or you will be greeted with an unbootable system when you next restart.
This is a GPT disc - there is no longer a limit of four primary partitions on a disc -- so you can add a D: partition (or whatever you'd like for your data) without altering the factory layout.

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Inexpensive ISP?

Looking for a low price dialup ISP for a couple hours a week use.

Will be used in Los Angeles.
 

A:Inexpensive ISP?

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Time to find an inexpensive PC.

I'll be using Revit 2017. Internet MS Office etc

Any ideas?

Pls note I'm in Canada
 

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I am in need of replacing my motherboard soon

i have a Micro Star MS 7312

i want to re-use my AMD 64 +2? 4000+and corsair CM2X1024-5400 C4 675 MHz DDR2 memory and my Model WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B0
HDD
my MB has 1 agp slot and my vid card is not supported by win XP 64 pro

What i need is a board w/on board sound,real good vid (hdmi out put), and can use my power supply 550 watts , and can handle a good/great mouse and ,pci express slot if the vid is not very good

Remember my idea of good/great is not to make a super computer, just good enough to play Diablo II fast enough to keep up with the other players

and it needs to be real inexpensive!!

now if you know of one and where i can order it please let me know

Tanks Ewes

A:Need New (inexpensive) motherboard

  
Quote: Originally Posted by LittleMiss


I am in need of replacing my motherboard soon

i have a Micro Star MS 7312

i want to re-use my AMD 64 +2? 4000+and corsair CM2X1024-5400 C4 675 MHz DDR2 memory and my Model WDC WD5000AAKS-00A7B0
HDD
my MB has 1 agp slot and my vid card is not supported by win XP 64 pro

What i need is a board w/on board sound,real good vid (hdmi out put), and can use my power supply 550 watts , and can handle a good/great mouse and ,pci express slot if the vid is not very good

Remember my idea of good/great is not to make a super computer, just good enough to play Diablo II fast enough to keep up with the other players

and it needs to be real inexpensive!!

now if you know of one and where i can order it please let me know

Tanks Ewes



I am partial to AMD CPU's & Gigabyte MB's

so I found this at NewEgg

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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Well I just put together an InExpensive AMD x64

AMD x64 1660 single core cpu & Gigabyte GA-M61PME-S2P motherboard

It was on Sale at Fry's Electronics for $79.99.

Used a spare tower case, DVD combo drive, 1tb Samsung SATA HD.

Installed Win7 RC 7201 in about 18 mins.

" Doc "

A:InExpensive AMD x64 computer

It goes to show that if you try you just might succeed. Ain't win 7 great!!!!!

I know some of those hot AZ Deserts, was born in Phoenix (the year is no longer important). But, the problem is I can't go home again, some idiot put a Baseball Park on top of the house I was born in (yes I was born at home; something that happen a great deal back in. . .).

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Hi guys, I have a bit of a situation that I'd like to work out. I'm looking to get the Creative Fatal1ty gaming headset with the 3.5mm jacks. However, I'd like to be able to switch between my headset and speakers without having to go to the back of my PC to do so.

I did a little bit of research and found the plantronics audio switch (which is discontinued, but I have found a source).

.Audio PC Switcher

The only problem is that I have Logitech 5.1 speakers, so there's the orange, black and green jacks. The audio switch however, has only two green (one speaker, one headset). Would I still be able to use this switch with my 5.1 speakers?

I'm thinking I may have to separate the green speaker cable from the other two, as the three of them are kept together, or perhaps use some kind of extension, as I'd prefer not to compromise the structure of the cable(s).

I also tried getting the front panel of my case working, but because of my Creative Labs SB Audigy 2 ZS, the microphone jack will not work properly (different problem, mic-bias only sending out 2.5v as opposed to 5v). So the front panel won't really be an option.

The other option I considered was going USB, but I haven't found any USB headsets that I like in a certain price range, and I've also heard mixed reviews about them.

Thanks for your help.

A:Inexpensive audio switchers

I use 2 different USB headsets, Logitech G35 (kinda pricey) and a Sennheiser PC135USB (quite a bit cheaper).
I have been very pleased with both of them. I like the fact that I just plug them into my G15 keyboard or into my hub on my desk.
I would recommend getting a USB headset.

this is what I have,
Amazon.com: Sennheiser PC 135 USB Binaural Headset with Noise-Canceling Microphone & USB Connection: Electronics

and if you really want to splurge,
Amazon.com: Logitech G35 7.1-Channel Surround Sound Headset: Electronics

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A elderly neighbor is interested in connecting to the Internet for the first time. I'll help him install all the basic protections first (AVG, ZoneAlarm, Spybot S&D, etc.) before connecting, but he needs an inexpensive ISP, something I'm completely ignorant about since switching to cable several years ago. (OBTW, if the price of gas keeps jumping, I'm probably gonna go back to dial-up myself )

So I'm soliciting advice about which dial-up ISP's to consider or, conversly, which to avoid. His needs sound very basic, just wants to e-mail friends and read the news as far as I can tell. We're in Northern California and I can do the digging as to local access numbers, etc. if I can just get some names that are giving others good service..

Thanks in advance.

A:Need a reliable inexpensive dial-up ISP

I've always liked Net Zero. I used it a lot when I traveled before hotels had data ports in their rooms. And the price is good I think it's $9.95 p/mnth.http://www.netzero.net/

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So I've had a scare where I discovered I only had 15 GB free on my 128 GB ssd I was able to remove Windows.old and recovered about another 30GB, but there's not much else that I can delete. I think I may be OK, but I want to look into getting a larger drive in the time being in case I end up actually filling up this drive. I honestly never expected to do this!

What do you think are the best 240/256GB SSDs that are only 7mm thick? that's the thickness I need in order for it to fit in my laptop.

Thanks.

A:Best inexpensive (but fast) 240/256GB 7mm SSD?

I would recommend getting one of these:

Newegg.com - Corsair Neutron Series GTX CSSD-N240GBGTX-BK 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT256M4SSD1CCA 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC 7mm Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Data Transfer Kit

The first one is a little more expensive, but performs way better. However, the other one includes a SATA to USB so transferring your files from you old SSD will be a lot easier.

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Hello

My PC do froze occasionally. When doing the FurMark test, I do see that the temp is reaching nearly 100 'C on my GT 630 card. I know better now what I low end price card can and can't do.

Can't be sure if the temperature do cause my PC problem, but it probably don't help.

Fan and heatsink has been cleaned.

Should I look for new card, knew casing, new fan, water cooling or a lower priced solution?

Martin

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Inexpensive laser printer?

Suggestions on inexpensive laser printer?

Costco has Brother, OKI, HP. Don't know anything about the first two.
 

A:Inexpensive laser printer?

Start Checking around places like Staples, I got a brand new Canon MF3110 for $49.00 off the Clearance rack. They had it as a Holiday display and never even opened the toner cartridge box. only thing was the box was opened. Clearance Racks are my friend!
 

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I have Windows 7 on my computer. I am interested in purchasing an inexpensive word processor that will do simple things such as allow me to make notes to myself and easily allow me to copy and paste words from another program into it and allow me to easily set whatever margins and type face sizes I want. Does anyone know of such a word processor? Thank you very much. Murrar

A:inexpensive word processor

Here is one that I think you will love, and most of all it is free: LibreOffice 3.3.2 Final (2011-03-22)

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I have been trying out PhotoPosPro (www.photopospro.com) and have found it to be a very capable editor. There is a 30-day free trial and it seems to be almost as good as Photoshop 7.0 although not quite as easy to use. Although maybe that could be because I am very used to Photoshop. The full version is only $44.90 USD which seems to be very good for a program with this many features.
 

A:Inexpensive Photo Editor

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i've come down to these two:
1)http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3911515&CatId=2775

2)http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=4355321&CatId=2775

from what i know know, westinghouse is a better brand but the acer has good reviews and i've never heard people complain about them. i plan on running DVI with just the one monitor and i use my computer mostly for gaming so any advice would be nice. thanks
 

A:Im looking to buying a new inexpensive monitor

Definately the Acer. I think Acer is better than Westinghouse, but for real reasons I'd pick the Acer:

1. Better contrast ratio
2. Brighter
3. Lower power consumption
 

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I read that for around $30.00 I could but a backup program instead of using XP windows backup any suggestions or thoughts on a good backup program? Thanks
 

A:Best inexpensive backup software

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I am looking for an inexpensive flatbed scanner that is compatible with the Vista Platform that I use. There are scanners for sale on EBay and some from direct manufacturers like Epson or Canon.....but none seem to specify their compatibility with Vista. I have already been stung once by buying a "UMAX" scanner on EBAY only to find that it is not compatible and the disk/driver is not acceptable on Vista. Also UMAX is so old they don't offer support any longer.In asking questions of the suppliiers of some scanners on EBAY they admit they don't have the answers, they are just selling their item ! Anybody know where I can get what I'm looking for? Willing to spend
about 50 bucks ! Thanks for your response !
Yart

 

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