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whats the sickest laptop you can get for under 1500?

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posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:14 PM
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thinking about getting this.

www.dell.com...=

it is not something i need. i just want it.
i am not a gamer.
i watch a lot of movies. lots of music. lots of transfers

getting a big ass income tax check and i always wanted a bad ass laptop so im going to get one. i always have low end computers. on an asus right now and its good but still.

just wondering if there is a system out there that i dont know about.

i dont want any kind of touch screen or some # that turns into a tablet.
just a laptop.

thanks




posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

The Dell alien ware laptop is a beast, but built for serious gamers,

I wouldn't get an of the shelf laptop, when you can customise one to fit your exact choice

Check out www.pcspecialist.co.uk...



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:23 PM
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The newest alienware and razer laptops are dockable to high end graphics card docks via USB 3.0



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I am very pleased with my Lenovo i7 ideapad.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:33 PM
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People still buy Alienware? Never been a fan but they were great when they first started out. The ex employees from Alienware have started OrginPC and are an ok company. I prefer DigitalStorm which build awesome PC's and laptops.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:41 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: TinySickTears

I am very pleased with my Lenovo i7 ideapad.


That's what I use Too.

I love it. Have a ideatab tablet also. my next laptop will be another Lenovo.
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posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: Phatdamage

nice.
i like it



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:47 PM
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a reply to: SlapTheGinkels

those digital storms are more than the alienware
gonna dig into them now



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:48 PM
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Instead of dropping all that money on it just cause you can, why not do a little research to find out what specs you really need and use and then aim for something that will go a bit beyond so that what you have will grow with you? Since you have that funds to play with look for the intersection of forward thinking (above your current needs to allow for upgrade) and quality to allow for durability and use.

Then look around at what's available in that range or what you could customize there.

You might wind up saving some money.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

cause i dont really need anything. just something i always wanted and other stuff always comes up.
my current laptop functions just fine.
thats about the size of it



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Sound advice.

Every time I am in the market for a new computer it probably takes me a month or so to decide. Between researching the best new components and selecting who I want to build it.

Since I only upgrade every 5-7 years there is usually a lot of new tech I am not familiar with, lol.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 05:08 PM
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If you're not too concerned about the price tag, this I would assume:

Aorus X3 Plus v3

CPU: 2.5GHz Intel Core i7-4710HQ Processor
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M GDDR5 6GB
RAM: 16GB
Screen: 14-inch QHD+ 3200 x 1800 Wide Viewing Angle LCD (Ultra 4K)
Storage: 2 x 256GB SSD, RAID 0
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0
Camera: HD webcam
Weight: 4.12 pounds
Dimensions: 12.9 x 10.3 x 0.9 inches

I think it's around $2,100+.

It's decent enough for a laptop, but still, never ever ever going to compete with a fully geared rig. Mobility video chips are almost guaranteed to be about 20% to 30% slower than their rigged counter part.

The ultra 4K is nice but on a 14" laptop, that's going to cause some text reading problems.

In general, I would not get a laptop for gaming or actually call myself a gamer running on a laptop.

If you paid anywhere more than $1,000 for your laptop, you could have gotten 2x to 3x better specs for the same price on a rig.

But hey, I can totally understand how people dig the freedom of mobility, so can't really argue there.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 05:08 PM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears
a reply to: ketsuko

cause i dont really need anything. just something i always wanted and other stuff always comes up.
my current laptop functions just fine.
thats about the size of it



Heck, than I'd sit on that money if you can't find an immediate use for it!

It might come in handy for an emergency ... or something in a few months you DO want. Or a vacation ...

But I long ago learned that you are only throwing money away to buy more than you need.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: truthseeker84

i care to a point. to the point i dont want to spend more than 1500
when you say rig i assume you mean a desktop?

i cant laze around on my couch with a desktop though. major downside



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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I think the GPU's make the biggest difference. Some laptops now have an HDMI connector, which you can use with a regular flatscreen TV to play videos and audio. Do you want a keyboard that has a separate number pad?

Depends what you want to use it for? 3D modelling/gaming? The best gaming laptops make good 3D workstations too. Or just to read and send email?

My preference now is MSI. Large touchpad flush with the case, glow-in-the-dark (backlit) keyboard.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: stormcell

a 10 key would be nice cause im used to it
just internet surfing. downloading. watching movies. listening to music.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

any Fujitsu... other companies are just getting around to what Fujitsu has been doing for over 15 years. Ive a degree in computer engineering and in microcomputer systems tech... if that matters. Super connectivity as they are designed to be heavy hitting business performance machines even with lack luster ram installed... I had a T420 that fell several times from 4.5 feet never missed a beat... had a Toshiba dive off a coffe table and I could have swore it made a screaming sound as the HD ate itself on impact.

But check em out... tons of features not found on other machines, highly portable and on Ebay for that price? you can get a great machine... of course the same could be said for less with an i7 processor and slap a ton of ram in it if not aleady equipt with at least 4 gigs for the average users needs.
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posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 05:36 PM
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a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness

can you throw me a few links?
i appreciate it



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 05:44 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

links while im on an xbox you ask? would love that ability... but hey if you just want to watch movies and music and dont care about portablility... xbox is the way to go like a 360 slim with wifi cheap as hell as an entertainment hub. id google fujitsu laptops ive a T900 as my current its faster than my friends Alienware with much less specs 1/4 the ram of his... big video and sound cards bottle neck ram quite a bit when it comes to swappiness nulling much of what you want to accomplish with speed.



posted on Jan, 12 2016 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: BigBrotherDarkness

i will look at that model.
along with movies, music, and web surfing i also like to send links




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