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Help me choose a laptop

Question: Help me choose a laptop

Not sure this is the right forum to post this in so pls have me excused if it is not.

I am looking for a PC. I have a macbook air which I really like but
1. Need a PC for my spouse
2. Need to use the PC for me to store and view bike videos, music and photos. I have the smallest version of the macbook air but the hard drive is getting filled up and the 1100 for 256 GB storage is a bit on the high side, assuming I can find a better alternative

The PC will be used primarily for:
1. Surfing the internet
2. Streaming from the internet (youtube, netflix etc)
3. Storage and viewing of videos (probably about 50 GB)
4. Storage of photos and music (not sure how much but probably that of a typical family)
5. Word, excel, ppt

The PC will be moved around the house but not used for travel except for now and then - so size and portability not a key criteria

Would like, if possible, to spend not more than 600 USD give or take

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Answer: Help me choose a laptop

Go for mac mini. It will meet your needs, also you already have macbook air, so it will be easy for you and your spouse. Cheers

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k, here it is. im looking for a touch screen laptop but one that has a good integrated graphics or dedicated would be even better. and like it to be under 1500 bucks or less, have at least 2 hours of battery life more would also be better. im eyeing on 2 cheap ones the hp tx1000z for 949 bucks plus another 200 for upgrades and a case for around 1250 bucks.

or for about the same the gateway version. the gateway version has a better touchscreen i hear, so how much better is it? the actve vs passive? the drawback for the gateway is for the same price as the hp with upgrades it only has 1gb of ram, a gma950 vs nvidia6150 and lacks more features that are present with the hp.

Ive done some reading on reviews and its been pretty good for the hp but i have seen some that have written bad about it like strange noises and errors with doing certian tasks with it. plus according to the hp site it should be getting 3.5 hours with the 6 cell battery, yet people are reporting only 2 hours or even less.

the gateway doesn't have many reviews at all, all the people refer to touchscreens that cost around 1800 or better but thats a tad much for what it can do. which one of these is the best choice? thanks. my current laptop i have has a dedicated but weak atix600 graphics card, is the 6150 worse or better than that? thankyou!

Answer:help me choose a laptop!

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Hello
Im a young female student and i have the option to buy one of the following LAPTOPS
1. The HP Compaq CQ56
2. The HP g6 Pavilion
3. Ipad 2 16/32 GB
It must be good for tasks,taking notes,music,pictures,internet and some games.
Please help me Choose the right one.

Answer:Help me choose a Laptop

The Compaq CQ56 models have been discontinued but you can get some good buys because of that.
The HP G6 Pavilion series is currently available from Amazon and you can read user reviews to help you pick a model in your price range.
the iPad2 is a great device, extremely portable but for taking notes it may not be the easiest unless you also carry around a bluetooth keyboard.

All the machines will be good for music, pictures, internet and some games. You should think more about size, weight, price and warranty rather than the specification for a machine with such simple tasks.

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hello, I am going to buy a laptop, a have few variants, but do not know which to choose-help me ;) their prices are almost the same.I do not super laptop for games, but want to watch movies, in other words-I want the best ;))) from my list:1) click here 2) or one of these two (but i can buy them just online)click herethank you ;) please say your opinion, maybe none of this is good

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Have a look at this thread click here

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Hi, I'm looking for a laptop that have at least these systems requirementsProcessor: Intel i5-2300/AMD FX-4300Memory: 8 GB RAMGraphics: nVidia GTX 560 (2GB)/AMD Radeon 7850 (2GB)DirectX: Version 11Thanks a lot! =)

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Hi,
i'm not a complete idiot when it comes to computers but i am pretty indecisive and cautious.
Basically i'm in the market for a new laptop for uni but i can't make my mind up what to get.
My basic requirements are;
It needs to be reasonably portable with a decent battery life.
i'll be using it for general word processing but will also be running auto cad and ies virtual environment (both heavy cpu users)
i'll not really be using it for games but do occasionally play football manager so i wouldn't mind it being able to run that at a decent speed.
My budget is between £400-600 obviously the lower end of that scale would be better.
i like the look of these but as i say i'm indecisive.
http://www.ebuyer.com/282305-lenovo-g570-laptop-m517auk
http://www.ebuyer.com/288576-fujitsu-lifebook-ah531-laptop-vfy-ah531mp433gb
http://www.ebuyer.com/288705-lenovo-thinkpad-edge-e520-laptop-nz3b5uk
any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks

Answer:Help me choose a laptop.

Obviously, you need to check the minimum system requirements of the particular programs you are likely to be running (some Autocads are really "thirsty".
I tend to think you may find the Fujitsu may be a bit "lightweight", in terms of hard drive. Of the two Lenovos, the Thinkpad may be better quality, but the G570 gives more "bang for your buck". Having said that, there are numerous versions of the G570; the one you show is the basic version. Some of the higher spec versions may be a bit more expensive, but possibly better value for money. There is also a Z570 which may be a good compromise between spec, and quality.

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Gateway NV5335u
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway...+Red/9605152.p?skuId=9605152&id=1218130501411

or

Dell Inspiron 15(1545)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+...Blue/9568728.p?id=1218125775111&skuId=9568728

(You can get a compare list if you click on Everyday Laptops then select both laptops and click compare in the laptop list.)

I plan on using the laptop for college, while playing some games (Such as Counter Strike: Source, or other games with similar requirements; I go for performance, not quality)

I'm mainly worried about the processor and Graphic card. The Pentium is faster than the AMD, but the Radeon is defiently faster than the 4500mhd, but not sure by how much.

If you have any other laptops you would like to suggest for under $500 (subject to change), please do tell.

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Which laptop should I choose?

Joawro said:





Gateway NV5335u
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Gateway...+Red/9605152.p?skuId=9605152&id=1218130501411

or

Dell Inspiron 15(1545)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+...Blue/9568728.p?id=1218125775111&skuId=9568728

(You can get a compare list if you click on Everyday Laptops then select both laptops and click compare in the laptop list.)

I plan on using the laptop for college, while playing some games (Such as Counter Strike: Source, or other games with similar requirements; I go for performance, not quality)

I'm mainly worried about the processor and Graphic card. The Pentium is faster than the AMD, but the Radeon is defiently faster than the 4500mhd, but not sure by how much.

If you have any other laptops you would like to suggest for under $500 (subject to change), please do tell.

Thanks in advance.Click to expand...

Let you know the Gateway is a (Acer) that FSB (front side bus) is only 533MHz while the DELL is 800MHz on the FSB. So performance from the sub-system on the DELL would be faster than the Acer.

DELL allows you to upgrade the RAM to 8GB instead of the Acer is limited to 4GB. You might as well buy the DELL. If you can try both systems out in the store before you buy online. I would do that.

One more thing, might interest you or not. Bing.com as cash back program that gives you money back if you buy the unit online then go and pick-up in the store. If you just gone to the store you wouldn't get ... Read more

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Hi! Desperately need advice on what laptop I need to buy to improve my business? I want to perform 1-2-1 webcam business sessions with clients,so - please please - which is the best laptop for this application and preferably under £400 too? Really appreciate any help! Thanks!

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In a nutshell i will be using my laptop to watch movies,listen to music,planning on playing high graphics/quality previous,current and future games, run appz like photoshop,frontpage, burn dvds and cds at high fast/speed without leeching all of my system ram and cpu usage, want to connect my laptop to my tv to watch movies (with good quality/speed) from my notebook.I know that i have already posted something similar before. This time around its a bit different because i have done alot of research and narrowed my choices down. I am hoping to get honest opinions as to which laptop will suite my needs. Please check out the following laptops and tell me if you were to choose which one would you buy and why? 1)http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=ca&CS=CABSDT1&l=en&OC=OCINSP6402_FEAT_E22)http://configure.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=ca&CS=CADHS1&l=en&OC=OCINSP9402_FEAT_E13)http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0926INGFS10073290&langid=EN&CMP=ILC-Clicks_From_Flyer_Pages4)http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?langid=EN&sku_id=0926INGFS10074459#5)http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2180325&Tab=2&NoMapp=06)http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10070925&catid=Thx in advance for all the help. I am hoping to get tonz of replies :d

Answer:Which Laptop Would You Choose ?

Sadly, it's hard to find someone who mkaes a good laptop... If anything on your list, I would say Gateway. They have better support than the other compainies from what I know. It's a bit more money, but you may find it worth it in the end. Stay away from Acer and HP. I don't trust either of those companies.Flame

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Hi, I want to buy a laptop for gaming and uni work soon with money i'm getting for my birthday. My friend just bought an Acer Aspire 3023WLMi (3020):
http://www.acer.co.uk/acereuro/page...oupCtxParam=0&dctx1=17&ctx1=UK&crc=4190965122
which is pretty nice for £650, but i don't need all the multimedia stuff like a card reader, (built in WIFI would be nice though). My budget is around about the same price so should I go for the same laptop or are there better offers on the market? This is my first laptop and I know nothing about whats good and whats not...
 

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Hi guys,

Im stuck between two similar windows 7 laptops, some second opinions on which to choose would be great.

the first is a HP G61-110sa with a t4300, 4gb ram and a 4500mhd graphix card.
http://www.currys.co.uk/martprd/prod...rmationSection

the second one im looking at is a zoostorm with a dual core 2 t6600, 3gb ram and 4500m (not hd) graphix
http://www.ebuyer.com/product/179596

iv not seen anything about zoostorm, and cant really see anywhere else that sells them

I know the dual core 2 in the zoostorm is beter than the hp's t4300, the only thing that worrys me is the 1gb less of ram and the worse graphics (but how much worse is the lack of hd capability in the 4500m?)

i want to be able to watch dvds on the computer and maybe play some games - i realise neither will be brilliant on the games front tho

any help or other options around the ?400 price mark is much appreciated

ps, apologies if this is in the wrong sectoion

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Hello everybody! This is my first post here and I'm looking for some advice. I'm a student looking for a laptop. I need it to be cheap, i.e. $800 or less, but also have a good feature set. Reasonably fast, with some memory (may upgrade later) is a must. I also need (or really really want) a good video card as I'm planning on running games on it (newer games, but I don't care if I have to lower the settings ridiculously to get it to run at a reasonable speed).

I'm currently looking at two laptops for sale at CompUSA. Could someone tell me which of these they would recommend? (Unfortunately I can't post links to CompUSA's site for specs, but I have provided the product codes so you can try and find them yourself! I would appreciate the effort!)

Acer Aspire AS3502WLCi - CompUSA Product Code: 319907
Toshiba Satellite A85-S107 - CompUSA Product Code: 328883

I'm leaning heavily towards the Toshiba because of the ATI Radeon graphics card it has. But looking more closely, the Acer is an all-around better system and for $100 cheaper! It's really the graphics card that's making me think twice. Is there any way to upgrade the graphics card in the Acer? Or should I just go with the Toshiba and upgrade the memory and deal with the other features it may or may not have?

Or does someone else have an idea as to another laptop I may be able to get with a similar price range and feature set?

I really appreciate all the help, guys! Thanks m... Read more

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Right now I'm fighting between the HP 5000 series and the Saony Vaio FJ series.

I'd plan on using it mostly for regualr word processing, internet browsing, pictures, music, and burning discs. But there will certainly be times I'd be running quark, photoshop and dreamweaver applications simultaneously.

I have absoulutely no interest in using it for gaming, watching DVDs etc and don't plan on carrying it around too often.

Price range $1500

Anyone have any feedback or user experiences on either? Or want to confuse me more and suggest another machine?
 

Answer:Help me choose a new laptop

A Dell XPS system with just the basic options DELL has very good PC's awesome customer service, and a very good price point.
 

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Hey, please help me choose between these 2:


ASUS UL30VT-A1 13.3" Notebook PC - Silver

Intel Core 2 Duo CULV SU7300 1.3GHz / 4GB RAM / 500GB HD / Hybrid GPU- NVIDIA G210M + Intel GMA 4500MHD / 802.11N / Webcam / HDMI / Windows 7 Home Premium

# Designed for the on the go Professional and Mobile productivity, the ASUS UL30VT Notebook features switchable graphics and is equipped with a 13.3" LED display, 1" thick chassis and 8 Cell Battery that provides 10+ hours of battery life in shared Video mode. With Switchable Graphics you can go between nVIDIA G210M 512MB DDR3 Video or Embedded Intel 4500MHD on the fly! Box Contents: ASUS UL30VT-A1 Notebook, AC Adapter, 8-cell Battery, AC Adapter; Software: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, ASUS Utility, 2-Year Limited Global Warranty, 1-Year Accidental Damage Warranty
# Intel Core 2 Duo CULV SU7300 1.3GHz Processor
# 4GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM (8GB max.)
# 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
# 13.3" HD 16:9 (1366x768) LED Backlight Display
# Integrated 0.3MP Webcam
# nVIDIA G210M 512MB DDR3 or Embedded Intel GMA 4500MHD Video (Switchable Graphics Controller, Dual-View capable Supports two different applications open at one time - one on the External Monitor, and one on the Laptop Screen)
# 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN
# 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
# Built-in Azalia compliant Audio chip, with 3D effect & full duplex (3D Stereo Enhanced Sound System)
# 2 Built-in Altec Lansing Speakers
# 4-in-1 Card Reader SD... Read more

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I'd go with the ASUS. The VAIO has newer parts, but the GPU is lacking as well as other devices. You'll be happy with the ASUS.

What is the price factor? What are you using it for?

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Okay so the thing is that my desktop pc is weared out. I'm looking for a laptop now to get more flexibility.
I was thinking detachable/hybrids because I can use touchscreen more freely and it would feel right.
So far I found HP splits and yogabook.
I need a real good suggestion for a cheap and good performing hybrid laptop. I'd be interested in surface 3 too but the screen size is way too small isn't it? And also I have to buy a keyboard additionally (someone said its $200)
Can anyone suggest me any laptop? Oh yeah and foldables are welcome too. Just the keyboard shouldn't be an issue while using touchscreen.
I am looking for 13" + screen, decent hard disk and processor can work out according to price.
I am in India so availability would be a problem too but I would be able to get one from US or UK. So hit me up with your ideas please.
Thank you.

Answer:Choose a laptop for me?

Hey , I am from New Delhi
I ended up buying a Lenovo flex 10 quad core processor notebook (I also opted for office 2013 home and student edition ). Specs are decent as you will get a bay trail processor , 2GB ram (one can expand it ) , 500GB hard drive , HD camera , and its a touchscreen lol (comes pre installed with windows 8 but you may update it to windows 8.1 without any issues )
There is another Lenovo flex 10 model which is a Celeron dual core processor with 2GB ram , 500GB hard drive and comes pre installed with office 2013 home and student edition. I didn't opted the dual core because it was slow in daily task. Both of them can be easily converted in a lap-stand ? , find out more here :- Flex 10 Dual-Mode Laptop | Affordable, Thin, & Light 10.1" Multitouch Notebook | Lenovo (IN)
I gifted my Acer iconia w4 to my sister. this tablet(if you attach a keyboard it will act like a laptop ) Intel atom processor. 2GB ram , 64GB ssd with expandable via SD card.HD display with a 5MP back camera , front I didn't remember but it was OK for Skype calls. Battery on this was excellent , I got uptown 10 hours on a single charge where as Lenovo flex gave me 3-4Hours battery life backup.
regarding prices I got this from efutre outlet in Nehru place , Lenovo flex 10 for 28,990 INR where as Acer iconia for 29,000 INR.

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i am about to buy a laptop, one option is intel core i3 third generation with amd radeon 2gb 8730m and the other option is intel core i5 with nvidia gt 630m 1gb with same ram. I want gaming performance to be good. I know that amd radeon 8730m is better than nvidia gt 630m, but the processor is better with nvidia(i5). Please help me choose between one of them for a better gaming performance.
 

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hello, I am going to buy a laptop, a have few variants, but do not know which to choose-help me ;) their prices are almost the same.I do not super laptop for games, but want to watch movies, in other words-I want the best ;))) from my list:1) click here 2) or one of these two (but i can buy them just online)click herethank you ;) please say your opinion, maybe none of this is good

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Question: help choose laptop

am ready to order new laptop and am sold on lenovo. however, cant decide between T400/T500 or R61. Starting small resell business; priorities internet, CD/DVD burn & copy; photos; LONG battery life (all day auctions); completely wireless (printer 4 in 1, etc); fast and rough and tough.  Any help out there?  I'll take any I can get! Thanks.

Answer:help choose laptop

Hey jude, [Cue Beatles music!]Sorry, I couldn't help myself. Welcome to the Lenovo forum.  All those machines are good. I'm a fan of the 25W TDP P-series Core 2 Duo CPUs (like P8600, etc.) available in the T400/T500 (and very similar R400/R500), but not the R61. The P-series CPUs are very energy-efficient so they run cooler, quieter, and longer on a given amount of battery. For your purposes (no gaming or CAD mentioned) the Intel GPU is fine; that will give longer battery life than the ATI GPU. You could choose the switchable GPU, but I personally don't like that because then the Intel GPU can't drive the digital DisplayPort or dock DVI video. More screen real estate is always handy. If your eyes can take 130 pixels/inch, then 1680x1050 on the T500 gets you the most usable space. I'd recommend T500 over R500; there are some significant differences. Personally I find text on the 130 ppi screen a bit too small, so prefer 1440x900 (about 120 ppi) on the R400 or T400. The R400 and T400 are very similar. The R400 will run slightly cooler and quieter because of its increased thickness. The T400 is thinner and lighter and still runs very cool and quiet. You can choose between them based on price and your personal preference. Unless you get a great deal on the R61, or have some specialized requirements that you haven't listed, I'd advise going with the newer series of machines. Hope that helps!-Frank





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Hi guys my old laptop got written off and i've been given a £349.99 voucher for PCworld
so my question to you is on www.pcworld.co.uk which is the best laptop/notebook shall I go for, I have a gaming pc, i'm going off to uni, but I sometimes go to lans with friends and play starcraft 2 etc on it, so i'm looking for the best laptop you can suggest, I can add my own money and push to around £400 but not much more
thanks for your time :)

Answer:help choose a laptop please! :)

Are you asking for the best gaming laptop for £400 (obviously somewhat limited), or the best laptop for Uni for £400, on which you can play SOME games (a bit easier).

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Question for the computer geeks:

Which one of the two laptops off groupon has the best value? Keep in mind both are refurbs and the reliability of this laptop holding up over the next few years is important to me.

http://www.groupon.com/pages/gg-hp-envy-laptop-dv7-7323cl

http://www.groupon.com/pages/gg-toshiba-satellite-173-laptops-specifications
 

Answer:Which laptop to choose?

pcoste1 said:





Keep in mind both are refurbs and the reliability of this laptop holding up over the next few years is important to me.Click to expand...

Refurbished PCs generally have more problems than new PCs. If the unit was returned due to an intermittent problem (freezing up, overheating, etc.) it may not have been repaired properly. In addition, most refurb units only have a 90 day warranty (versus one year for a new PC).

I'd pay a little extra and get a new one with at least a one year mfr. warranty.
 

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Hello , I am going to buy a new laptop but I'm not sure which to get. They have similar specs but I think it comes down to reliability ? Or experiences. Here are the computers.

m.microsoftstore.com/msstore/Catalog/Product/256539800/HP_ENVY_dv67221nr_Notebook?c=500173280

Or

http://www.costco.com/Toshiba-Satell...MobileOptOut=1

Answer:which laptop to choose?

You're right that on a specs level they're fairly much the same. The only difference is that the Toshiba has 2GB more RAM and it's not entirely certain what type of HD Intel graphics card is in the Toshiba.

It comes down to what you're going to do with it. If you're looking to do some gaming on the laptop then neither of these will be very strong gaming computers due to the lower-leveled graphics cards.

However, if you're merely looking for a light gaming laptop then either or would do the trick. I'm pretty comfortable with HP computers -- I've owned more than 3 of them. They're fairly good computers, but as I was doing my research for buying a new laptop I discovered that HP is actually one of the worst in hardware because it has the most malfunctions in the first 2 years.

Toshiba and Asus were the top two brands, but I should also note that the numbers weren't extremely different. In all honesty, I would go with the Toshiba because it's cheaper and it has more RAM memory. Though you should also go to a store that sells laptops and toy around with some Toshiba and HP computers to see whose layout/design you prefer.

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I've tried googling but couldn't come up with any of top hdds for laptop article or something similar. My hdd broke so I'm planning to get a new one. Recommendations? Include prices if possible. Thanks

Answer:What hdd should i choose for my laptop?

Is there a minimum amount of space that is wanted/needed?This is a great HDD for a laptop...http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136197

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I have a Toshiba Qosmio F50-10k since 2009 and even if its still in good condition (apart from a few burned pixels) it has a major problem from day 1: Overheating! And I'm talking about overheating to the point that shuts down on its own. Pretty bad because I lost a hard drive from that. I've sent it to service quite a few times but Toshiba refused to change the defective graphics card (that's the one that overheats) - processor doesn't even break a sweat, all work goes to the graphic card.
Here are the specs:
**Toshiba Qosmio F50-10k
Intel Core Duo 2.53GHz
4 Gb RAM
650Gb HDD
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
Windows Vista 32bit**
Anyway, I'm looking for a decent upgrade (not necessarily top notch),
an I5 is good (no I3 because they are no different than a Core Duo)
but I need to know if there are specific brands and/or models that have less overheating issues.
I'm not looking for a laptop with no overheating issues because there is none. And I'm certainly not considering a desktop (I travel a lot so don't mention it),
I just need a laptop (below 1000$) that doesn't crack under pressure (no overheating to a shut down point).
So far I've found that MSI and Asus have better heat management but they are a bit on the expensive side.
Here are some models that I consider buying:
Asus R510JX-XX041H (i7-4720HQ/8GB/1TB/GeForce GTX 950M//W8)
Asus X751LKB-TY110H (i7-5500U/8GB/2TB/GeForce 850M/W8)
Asus ROG GL552VW-DM775, i5-6300HQ/15.6 FHD/4GB/1TB/nVidia GTX 960M 4GB/No OS
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I am considering buying a Thinkpad Yoga 260. There is no price difference between one with NFC and one without.
My phone is a Lumia 950, and as far as I know, that's the bonly thing I own that is NFC-enabled. Would it be useful for me?
And on the flipside: Is it a serious security risk?
Just wondering if anyone is using NFC with their phone, and how they like it.

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Help me please to choose laptop for work (photoshop, corel, work with video etc)
I think it will replace my computer and my old laptop!
I have not much preferences:
1. Screen not less than 17,3
2.Matte computer surface, I read it is much better
3. Video 2 GB I think this is enough
4. I would like my laptop work not to loudly and without overheating
I am looking forward to your recommendations

Answer:Please, help me to choose the best laptop!

What is your budget?

I would recommend an i7 processor for hyperthreading for those applications that can take advantage of it.

i5 will suffice but I think you'd definitely notice better performance on the i7.

I noticed a lot of the i7 machines are really pricy because they have additional "bells and whistles" that bump the overall cost up - if it were me I would buy a low priced i7 machine with a 1080p display and buy a 250g SSD (about 100$). Seems laptops with SSDs from the factory have really inflated prices - better to put it in yourself aftermarket.

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Hi,Thanks for help in transferring data as regards my last post - it now poses another problem as to which size will my Fujitsu Amilo D7820 cope with - 60gb....80gb ?? Also, how do I choose speed or ATA?? IDE?? quietness? etc. I haven't a clue!Or where to buy?That's a lot to sort out!Can anyone help or even give me the name of a website?Thanks,June.

Answer:How do choose which laptop hdd to buy ??

Websitesclick hereclick hereYour laptop will cope with any main stream 2.5inch laptop specification drive. Basically all of them on the sites above.Speed is refered to in rpm (revs per minute) 5400 being the better 7200 is rare but the best. 4200 is quite slow but for average use is fine.ATA - this is just the speed at which transfers occur. Dont worry about it just make sure the drive is ATA compatable.IDE is the interface make sure it is an IDE drive or it wont connectQuietness - google "item name" and the word review is the best way to evaluate it. Dont post another thread here asking is this drive quiet there are quite literally 1000s of sites with info on each drive. If no mention is made of noise then it will be a quiet drive.

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HP Envy 15.6" Intel Core i7-720QM Laptop (15-1270CA) - Silver - Future Shop

or an alieware m11x or m15x the hp envy beats has expandble 16gbs of ram holy!!! and 3.0 usb and a nice graphics card and a awesome processor at least i think it is do you? but i dont want it to overheat causing hardware problems or failure what should i get and is 1366 x 768 good for a screen resolution? on the hp envy beats on the m11x i can have it speced out and the m15x i can have it speced out to about 2,000 dollars and i would also need the warrenty soo......warrenty about 3years advanced soo idk what to pick please help thank you

Answer:Which laptop should i choose?

the HP does not have an optical drive (ie dvd/blu-ray/cd burner/reader)
that's a deal breaker for me.

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Below is what I am looking for....

Something with FAST bootup time
WIFI
Web access
FTP Capable
Text Editor Capable of saving files in mulitple extentions (.php, .txt, .htm)


So I was looking at the Windows PDAs, do they have...


WIFI
Web browser
text editor that can save in multiple formats
FTP software?


But then I was lookping at laptops....

Is their a laptop that has a FAST boot-up, (under 30 seconds from cold boot)
Runs XP or another stable OS
WIFI
has a kinda small size (body and screen)
Is very durable, can tolerate being tossed arround with out body breakage or hard drive crash.


Are their products that can do that?



Thanks!



--Daniel L
 

Answer:Laptop Vs. PDA --- How To Choose?

Look at the VIA OQO They are pricey but worth a look.

http://www.oqo.com/store/shop.cgi/op/op_index.html
 

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This is for a for a friend whom is looking for a laptop

I found the Black friday specials.. I was hoping you could tell me which ones sound good. I really need it just for school work and music and internet. Its a few of them. If you can tell me what you think.

Wal-mart

Acer Black 17.3" Aspire AS7714Z-4643 Laptop PC with Intel Pentium P6100 Processor, Windows 7 Home Premium
: $498.00

HP G56-129WM 15.6" Laptop w/ Intel Celeron 900 Processor, 3GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive and Windows 7 Home Premium $298.00

HP G72-227WM 17.3" Dual Core Laptop w/ Intel Pentium 2.3GHz, 3GB Memory, 320GB HDD and Windows 7 Home Premium $398.00

and then at
Best Buy

Toshiba 15.6" Laptop w/ AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor, 3GB RAM and 320GB HD $349.00

Toshiba 15.6" Laptop w/AMD Turion II Dual-Core Mobile Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD, HP Wireless Printer $449.00

Sony Vaio Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor 15.5" Laptop with Blu-Ray and Memory Upgrade $449

HP Laptop - 15.6", Intel Core i3, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD $499

Answer:Help me choose a laptop

It looks like your looking in the <$500 range.
I personally have Toshiba laptops since the 286 days and have never had a bad one.

But, then I normally buy the high end machines.

Guessing that your friend who wants to buy a laptop for just portable operations like email web and
such. I would buy the one with the most memory and hard disk space.
If they really wanted to watch DVD movies then the larger screen would be nicer.

There are so many variables that would help anyone if we knew what they were going
to do with the laptop.

as they say Inquiring minds

Rich

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I am looking to upgrade my laptop. I don't use it for gaming, but I have to do basic video editing for university. I use Sony Movie Studio 12 Platinum Suite.

I have narrowed it down to two laptops:

(Custom built) Lenovo Z500
Processor: Intel Core i5 3230M 2.60GHz
RAM: 4GB (possibly able to upgrade this to 6 or 8 GB)
Hard Drive: 1TB
Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 635
£499

(Refurbished) ACER Aspire E1-572
Processor: Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8 GHz
RAM: 6GB
Hard Drive: 750GB
Graphics Card: Not sure (but it is Integrated and not Dedicated)
Amazon link for this laptop can be found here
Price: £419.99
I'm leaning towards the ACER based on price. Having looked at benchmark tests it seems that both are very similar, with the i5 even outperforming the i7 on some tests.
The other issue is dedicated graphics card vs integrated one. I don't believe it to be too important if I'm not gaming but please correct me if I'm wrong.

I'm not very savvy at all with hardware so any help will be appreciated! Please note that the video editing will not be very intensive, however the clips may be quite long for my university projects.

Thanks for reading! A little bit of clarity would be nice

If anyone has any alternatives then my absolute maximum budget is £500.
 

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Im currently looking for a laptop and could use some help because I have never had one before and I dont know what to look for. I have no idea how to build laptops so I guess I will get one prebuilt.

I will manly be using it for school and work related activities. Im also planning to use it for testing my wireless network for security holes and stuff like that. I dont plan on using it for games or intense programs but I dont want a slow one either. I will probably listen to music on it thought.

I was looking at this series of laptop from dell. Should I consider one of these or something else like an HP from like bestbuy or something.

http://www.dell.com/content/products...=19&l=en&s=dhs

Any opinions would be helpful.

Answer:Could somone help me choose a laptop.

I guess I will have to try and figure this one out on my own.

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I need a laptop for mostly research and entertainment purposes. I use a lot of applications at once, like Chrome, Office, Texmaker, skype, photos etc...My browsing is quite intense as I have multiple browser windows with dozens of tabs open including youtube windows. I dont use my laptop for gaming AT ALL and I also dont do any professional photography or video editing. I just like to watch movies, listen to music, do some heavy surfing and also have a lot of storage for work files, photos, movies, music etc..
I am looking to spend between 900-1000USD. That is converted from Euros as I reside in Europe and I have left some room to pay extra for accidental damage protection as I spilled coffee on my macbook pro :/
Here are my needs but I am not able to find a decent laptop for my budget online:
OS: Windows 10 64bit (Strict preference, I hated my mac because of its OS and had put windows on it)
RAM: 6-8 GB
Hard-disk: 256GB+ SSD (I have heard SSD is much more efficient, is it true?)
Processor: Intel core i5/i7 (6th or 7th gen) 2.2Ghz+
Graphics: Intel / Nvidia (No Preference)
Display: 1920x1080 HD
Size: 13-15 inch
Touch: No Preference
Battery: 3-4 cell
Audio: It would be nice if it had surround sound like Dolby Home Theater or something similar as I would use it for listening music a lot.
Please dont suggest Apple Macbook as I dont want to spend extra on buying windows since I didnt have a licensed copy initially. Any other brands are fine: Asus, Dell, Acer, HP, Samsung, To... Read more

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Hey all,

I'm trying to decide between two laptops. One has the Core Duo T2400 (1.86 GHz) and the GeForce Go 7900GTX (which I've heard GREAT things about), and the other has the Core 2 Duo T7200 (2.0GHz) and the GeForce Go 7600 (256MB memory). I know that the Core 2s are better by a fair amount, but what do you guys think as far as gaming goes? They are right around the same price (although the Core 2 is a tad bit cheaper with a little bigger hard drive). They both have the same amount of memory, although the Core 2 also has a higher res (1440x900 vs 1680x1050). I play a fair amount of high end games like CS:S and BF2, so I want good performance. Unfortunately they won't let me add the 7900GTX to the Core 2 machine.

What would you guys do?

Thanks!
corndog
 

Answer:Trying to Choose a Gaming Laptop

what video card does the core 2 duo lappy have? if its any 79XX series card the core 2 will run circles around the core duo + 7900GTX

HA u edited while i was typing! where are you getting the builds from? what's your budget?
 

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Hello everyone. I'm looking for some opinions on which laptop configuration I should use. I'm going to purchase an entry level Sager gaming laptop. It comes down to the Sager NP5855 or the Sager NP6852. Should I opt for the 6852 with a 1080p IPS display, fingerprint sensor, multicolor keyboard, gtx 1050ti, 8gb ram, 1tb hard drive 7200rpm. Or the 5855 with 1080p non IPS display, no fingerprint sensor, white illuminated keyboard, gtx 1050 not ti, 16gb ram, and Samsung Evo 250 SD. They would be the exact same price which is what I can afford. My main thing is the IPS display and 1050ti with the 6852 or the 16gb of ram and ssd with the 5855. Sorry for the long post, appreciate any comments.please help.Thanks.I didn't find the right solution from the internet.References: http://www.tomsguide.com/answers/id-3396854/laptop-configuration-choose.html
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Answer:Which laptop configuration should I choose?

Some notes:  This is a Dell forum, so you'll likely get more advice in a more generalist forum.
The NP5855 is a Clevo N855HJ model;  the 6852 is the N850 HK1.  These notebooks are sold by many vendors -- mostly "boutique" brands -- Sager is the largest one, but it's not particularly highly regarded for support.  Look around -- there are resellers with MUCH better support ratings than Sager that sell the same systems - often at the same or even lower prices.
Both systems are fundamentally similar - they both use soldered-in CPUs and GPUs, so they're not upgradeable (but just about nothing in this price class/size range is any longer).  The IPS display IS worth the added cost (I have a Clevo P775DM-G that's one of the best screens I've ever seen, and it's a  Samsung IPS).

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Hi Folks,
I'm hoping for a system that's speedy and energy efficient. My needs are basic relative to gamers/editors; I'll only want it for MS Office, mutiple movie tabs and being able to run 2 different browsers (eg firefox and chrome) at the same time with imacros (repetitive script plugin).
It doesn't matter to me if it's mobile or upgradable because I won't be doing that and I'd want it to last several years. My last one lasted 8-10 years and it was at best a mid range laptop (it would have still been going if I'd bothered to clear the dust from the fan).
The reason I'd like it to be energy efficient is because I'll use it everyday for upto 10 hours and as I'm not an intensive performance user, I don't think I should need 100's of watts.
Desktops are cheaper to buy for the same performance, but seem less energy friendly. Although, I'm not sure on the energy efficiency, because I've been told speedy systems can use less power overall as they'll complete a task quicker then run at idle consumption, so I really have no idea what I should be going for.
Even if more powerful CPU's may return to idle sooner, in a desktop there will still be other components using more energy than a laptop. I don't mind if one system uses slighly more power than another, if it more than compensates in performance that's relevant to me.
Laptops may cost more to buy but I wonder if they are better value performance wise looking at power consumption and considering the performance I need is not that... Read more

Answer:Help to choose whether to buy laptop or desktop?

*I can't add to/edit so I'll add another post
I do realise cutting down on power costs performance, but I'm hoping that with my needs I can get away with having both efficiency and performance, or at least close to it.
Thanks.

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Hi,

I am looking to buy a new laptop that would would work without freezing. My usage mainly includes: working with lots of excel & word files simultaneously (10-15 at a time) and I normally have 10+ chrome tabs open at any given time. I am also a huge fan of chrome apps and have quite of these installed (most of them for my work). I am however, not at all into games and that's not a priority for me at all.

My current laptop which I have had for 2 yrs now turned out to be a bit of a disappointment, as it constantly freezes with the above workload. It is an Acer Aspire S3 with Intel® Core™ i5-2467M Processor with 4GB RAM (066/1333). Before this I had a Compaq Presario CQ71 with Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz, which was the best machine I have bought till date. It never-ever froze and could easily handle my workload. It amazes, me how despite being so much older and lower specs, it trumps the acer.

I wonder if this could be because, the Acer is an ultrabook, while the compaq was a bulky laptop? This is a key question, as I want to stick to ultrabooks due to their light weight, but I wonder, if that compromises speeds, or in the last 2 years since my last purchase, the technology with ultrabooks has improved significantly?

I would appreciate suggestions on what aspects of the specs I should focus most on and any good suggestions that meet the following criteria:
* 8 GB Ram (Preferably 16GB)
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Answer:Help me choose a productive laptop

It is an Acer Aspire S3 with Intel® Core&#8482; i5-2467M Processor with 4GB RAM (066/1333)Click to expand...

i have a fuji i5 with 6gb and have usually about 20 chrome tabs open and 10 excel spreadsheets (although small and not often using array or volatile formulas) , email, sometimes the odd video is played and it copes well

the i5 process comes in various flavours and some are slower in performance than an i3

i use this comparison to compare cpu
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

your cpus
Intel Core i5-2467M @ 1.60GHz 2347 646
Pentium Dual-Core T4200 @ 2.00GHz 1146 1092

The first number the higher is better, 2nd number lower is better
so the i5 you had was better than previous machine

Also the CPU is often slowed down to save power on battery use - so you may want to review your power option settings

what operating system are you using (old compaq v new acer) ?

i dont know the china market, perhaps you could post a few models you are considering

you will pretty much be limited to windows 8 machines, some companies business machines are still provided with windows 7 - Dell for example

my i5 is a
Intel Core i5-2450M @ 2.50GHz 3448 428

as you can see that has a much higher spec than your i5
so the cpu comparison can be useful

you could also use task manager
control+alt+delete keys
look at performance and see if you are using the max memory or the cpus running at 100% - see where the bottle neck maybe
 

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can any-one please help me choose the better laptop out of these. my friend is selling both.i want one for my daughter who will be playing sims game
thank you
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T9600 @ 2.80GHz 73 °C
Penryn 45nm Technology
RAM
4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 398MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard
Acer Makalu (U2E1) 81 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS (Acer Incorporated [ALI]) 66 °C
Storage
232GB Hitachi HTS543225L9A300 ATA Device (SATA) 46 °C
119GB M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device (SSD)
Optical Drives
PIONEER BD-ROM BDCTD01RS ATA Device
Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
or this one
Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit
CPU
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7300 @ 2.00GHz 61 °C
Merom 65nm Technology
RAM
2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15)
Motherboard
Hewlett-Packard 30C0 (U10) 50 °C
Graphics
Generic PnP Monitor ([email protected])
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (HP)
Intel Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family (HP)
Storage
149GB Hitachi HTS545016B9SA00 (SATA) 38 °C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-L462D ATA Device
Audio
High Definition Audio Device

Answer:which laptop do i choose for my daughter

You are unlikely to get any reply with that sort of layout, try a bit of punctuation.

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Hey guys,

Im such a noobie at choosing laptops (generally tech) and understanding their specs Im currently looking at:

Acer Aspire 5560G Laptop - Laptops | Ebuyer.com

and

Fujitsu Lifebook AH531 Laptop - Laptops | Ebuyer.com

Can someone tell me which one I should get ? Cus from my naive perspective, I think their specs look quite similar ? I just wonna know which one would be more suitable if Im looking for a laptop around that price and is compatible for someone who wants to do some light gaming on it maybe...? Also I have no idea which of their processors or graphics card is better However I do understand that their HDD is a bit old .....but I think i can live with that since its budgeted i do understand that I cant have the best of both worlds

Please give me a suggestion ! Or a provide me with a decision if it is u that is to choose

Thank you !

Answer:(Budget laptop) Which one to buy ?! Please help me choose

I'd go with the Acer any day. It has a better gfx card than the Intel HD graphics. While the processor is a little lower, it should still give you the performance you want. Games use GFX more than CPU. And integrated video isn't that great to came on, anyhow.

What do you mean by their HDD? You can't simply transfer over Windows from one computer to another.

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I am British but live in Spain, and am about to buy a laptop for the first time.

Do I have to buy from the U.K. to get an English version of Windows (preferably XP) and bundled software?

So do any makers of laptops let you choose the language?

If I could buy in Spain, it would work out much cheaper, obviously. I'm not bothered about a Spanish keyboard, but would like everything else in English - Windows, Outlook Express, Word, Utilities etc. (No interest in gaming.)

Many thanks for anyone's help please.
 

Answer:new laptop - can I choose language?

i think some OEM versions do not have full multilanguage support
do they still sell XP in Spain ?? most are vista now in UK
Go to Control Panel>Regional and Language Options. Click on Language tab

see if you can change the model on show ?
 

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I've narrowed it down to basically two choices, though feel free to add your own favorites. The first one meets and exceeds my current computer needs. The reason I am looking at the second one is because it is a very nice system and it will keep me having a powerful system for years to come. My current uses are:

Virtual PC 2004, though I don't use it a whole ton
Half Life 2
Word Processing/Internet Browsing
Veiwing Movies(No editting or anyting like that)
Programming-just stuff for my programming class

Some Hardware Needs:
I perfer a lighter, smaller machine
Battery Life is important, at least 2 hours off battery


Machine A-TigerDirect
1 gb DDR2 Ram
80 GB Hard Drive
DVD-RW Drive
AMD Turion 64 MK-36 2.0 Ghz Processor
Refurbished(Doesn't matter to me)
15.4 inch screen
MS Media Center (I'm upgrading to XP Pro though-Already have copy)
Acer Aspire 5100-3583
Weights 6.2 Pounds
Cost:$600 w/Shipping

Machine B-Circuit City
2 gb DDR2 Ram
120 Gb Hard Drive
DVD-RW Drive
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 ghz processor 667 mhz 2 mb Cache
Webcam
Acer Aspire 5580-6432
Weights only 5.2 lbs
Cost:$950 w/shipping-If you find it cheaper tell me

Those are them, please help me in deciding which one is better for me.

Thanks,

Scott
 

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Here are my current laptop specs:

Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600) (9600.winblue_r9.150322-1500)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC
BIOS: F.23
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-4000M CPU @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM
Card name: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600

I am wondering if I should try upgrading or buying a completely new laptop. I plan on running mostly Photoshop with some minor video editing in After Effects. If I should upgrade, what would be best to upgrade to achieve a laptop that can smoothly run those programs. If I should buy a new laptop, I would like to keep it smaller and similar size to the 13" Macbook Pro. Overall, I would like to keep all costs under $800.
Thank You,
Tracker47
 

Answer:What should I choose for an editing laptop?

Are you having issues running these programs on your current system? Upgrading a laptop is not the same as upgrading a PC. One is often limited to upgrading just memory and hard drives.
 

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Hi,I need to buy a new laptop but dont know which one. I use my old one to surf the web, for e mails. but mainly to play games - so graphics are quite important. I cannot afford these gaming computers which are in the thousands of pounds. My limit would be around 500.00 tops. Any suggestions anyone before I part with my pension money... Thanks for any assistance.

Answer:WHICH LAPTOP TO CHOOSE WHICH WILL NOT COST ALOT

Take a look at This one

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I need a protable laptop for mobile working as video editor, but not sure to choose 13 inch macbook pro 2016 or asus rog strix with nvidia gtx 1070, any ideas or suggestion? I'm windows user and usually working with adobe premiere pro and adobe after effect, but I'd love to try final cut pro on mac, because a lot of people say it's more efficient, but I'm not sure about that.

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I need to replace a broken laptop. I am based in the UK.
My insurance company have offered a Sony Vaio VPC-CW1Z6E01B although I have seen the Sony Vaio VPC-CW2S1E/P. I have to let them know by Tuesday which I prefer. I do not have the technical know how to make a definitive decision so I am asking for help and advice please. I use my laptop for internet access and lots of media work using video, photos and music. I want a fast machine that can cope with multiple tasking.
Any thoughts,

regards,
Sheila
 

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Hi guys. I'm planning to buy Dell Precision 7710 laptop and now choosing the processor.I'm working with After effects and 3ds Max so planning to choose the Graphic card Nvidia Quadro m5000m (8Gb), and 64gb RAM ECC.  There are several types of processor so I'm wondering which is better for my use. Here is the choice:- Intel® Xeon® E3-1505M v5 (Quad Core 2.80GHz, 3.70GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Intel HD Graphics P530)
- Intel® Xeon® E3-1535M v5 (Quad Core 2.90GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Intel HD Graphics P530) [add $76.56]
- Intel® Xeon® E3-1545M v5 (Quad Core Xeon 2.90GHz, 3.80GHz Turbo, 8MB 45W, w/Iris Pro Graphics P580)
I see that there is slight difference in GHz and integrated video. But the price difference in some instances is more than $500. So my main task now is to clarify is it worth of saving this money. So I would like to ask you guys 1) how big is the difference between 2.8GHz and 2.9GHz in performance? 2) Since I will use Nvidia Quadro m5000m does the type of integrated video card (HD P530 or Iris Pro) is still important for my use? Thank you in advance for any help or advice.Alex

Answer:7710 laptop. What process to choose

1.  Very little overall.
2.  It will only be an issue for applications where you choose to use the Intel GPU (for instance, to extend battery runtimes - using the nVidia GPU will drastically cut the runtime).
Intel's traditional pricing scheme places a high premium on the fastest CPU -- it's rarely the best price/performance choice.
That said, bear in mind that the CPU in these is not upgradeable -- it's soldered to the system board, so whatever you do buy, you can't upgrade later (short of replacing the entire mainboard, which will be a VERY expensive proposition).

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If my Acer Aspire Es1-521 comes with windows 10 and i dont want that. how can i get windows 8

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I have an E221c hooked up to a Lenovo Thinkpad.  Youcam wants to use the Thinkpad webcam, which if course is useless, since the cover is closed when hooked up to my monitor. How do I make it use the monitor webcam? I coudn't find anything in the manual.

Answer:How to choose monitor webcam over laptop's

Hi, I think you'll not be able to stream your laptops camera on TV. However ther is a program which trasfers data from laptop to TV. So you can share the screen of your laptop/thinkpad to your tv (if your tv supports it.)  I think the program name is "WIFI display helper" - it shares the screen to TV. See the cams streaming online: Camera Streaming from TV.

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Hey guys. I am trying to upgrade to a newer laptop from my current HP Pavilion dv6-3230us. Here are my current stats:
Intel Core i3 Processor 2.4GHz
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
Windows 7 Ultimate, 5.25 hours Battery Life
It's good for general use, watching movies, video editing, etc. But it stinks at gaming/3D modeling. I'm not a heavy gamer (no Wow, lol, crysis, call of duty) just stuff like Gears of War and Resident Evil 5 every once in a while. Vindictus is fun too. The intel hd graphics can play both Gears and RE5 games at 30 frames per second, but only on the LOWEST details. Errr...I am also using Game Booster v3.5 while playing. Also please note that while my laptop is 1366 by 768 pixels, I hook it up to a 1080 monitor when I'm at home so that may influence gaming a bit.

I am looking at the Asus line and the Toshiba Satellites. But feel free to make other suggestions! Links are provided by clicking on the laptops' names.

I am using this link to compare all of these graphics cards.

Toshiba Satellite L755-S5354- $719.99 (my current top choice because of its graphics card, and because it's the best looking one IMO (silver on the outside), but I can't seem to buy it anywhere online)

Intel? Core? i5-2430M processor
4GB DDR3 1333MHz memory
640GB HDD (5400rpm, Serial ATA)
15.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA? GeForce? GT 525M
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), SP1, 4.5 hours Battery Life
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Answer:Help Me Choose a Medium Gaming Laptop ($500-$700)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Judgment


ASUS A53SD-ES71- $759.99 (does the i7 help with gaming, even if the GT 610M is not as good as the GT 525M or the AMD Radeon HD 6620?)


Intel 2.2 GHz Core i7-2670QM
6 GB DIMM
750 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
15.6-Inch ScreenNvidia GT 610M 2G
Toshiba Satellite L755D-S5162- $419.99 (I love this one, because of its price and because it's got the best appearance (like the first one, this is silver), but I don't know if the stats are good enough to play Gears/RE5 on high quality on a 1080p monitor)

1.5 GHz AMD A6-3420M quad-core accelerated processor (2.4 GHz with AMD Turbo Core Technology; 4 MB cache)
4GB SO-DIMM RAM
640GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
15.6-Inch Screen, AMD Radeon HD 6520G
Windows Home Premium, 5.07 hours Battery Life
One thing though, is that this had the only CPU on this list that is quad-core. Will that help with gaming and make up for the Radeon HD 6520G (pretty low in class 3on the graphics card comparison link)? Also, Turbo Core Technology sounds pretty cool, what is it exactly?


The i7-2670QM is quad core, with hyperthreading. (Shows up as 8 CPUs in Windows.)

Intel? Core

This probably doesn't help with your choice, though.

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If my Acer Aspire Es1-521 comes with windows 10 and i dont want that. how can i get windows 8

Answer:My laptop came with widows 10 . Can i choose windo...

Hi,There is no way for free downgrade from windows 10 to windows 8/8.1. Your only solution is to buy a windows 8/8.1 license and install it on the computer. But in this case you will wipe all your data from the partition on which your system is installed. Or you can install it on a different partition and have a dual boot.  

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Last month I pestered you nice folks about the problem I had hooking up my ergonomic ps/2 keyboard to my Dell Inspiron 8600 via a cable to convert it to my laptop's USB port.

Upshot was, y'all said get a new keyboard since the old one caused static to build up. Two questions (for starters, heh heh):

1) Is it true that if you use non-Dell peripherals such as a keyboard that Dell will fry up or misbehave like an unrepentant schoolchild?

2) How can I tell if the USB is the right one? Some say "Mac" but does that mean they have special Mac keys, or it flat won't work with a PC? I hope that's not too ignorant a question. If a keyboard says USB + PS/2 am I gonna have the same problem I have now, or does that imply you could hook it either with a USB cable or a PS/2 cable?

Thanks to any who can help this dreadfully uninformed granny. I thought if I could find a really sweet one that's not too too too expensive, the family might chip in and "surprise" me for my birthday.
 

Answer:USB keyboard for Dell Laptop (how to choose)

1) No it's not true, although dells themselves are known to act up without any reason, it will not be checking ot make sure the HW you plug into it is from dell.

2) A USB keyboard is a USB keyboard. Anyone you find should work just fine. All there saying it they've provided drivers for it. But even that doesn't matter, since any OS you have has it's own standard keyboard drivers. You only need custom keyboard drivers if the keyboard has extra special keys, but even then you can use the built in windows one. It just means the special keys wont work.

I should note however, that the static build up thing you mentioned with the current keyboard sounds... lets just say fishy. I've never in my 20 years with computers heard of a keyboard causing a static buildup. I'm not even sure exactly what you mean by that, but it sounds to me like someone was feeding you a line of bull****.
 

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Asus X550CA with i7 3537u, Int UMA, 6G RAM, 500G HDD, 7200rpm, window7 pro. $879
Hp envy 15 wtih i7 4700MQ, Nvidia GT 740M, 8G RAM, 1T HDD, 5400rpm. window8.1. $999
Does HP battery get hot so easily? I heard from my friends experiences.
Does HP have bigger noises?
Is Asus better for gaming?
I found this AUSU is more expensive comparing to other same level laptop, why?
Both prices are fine to me, I just want to know which one is better, more useful for working, gaming, watching video, and more conveniently portable.

Answer:Help and advise me to choose a laptop (2 Different Brands)

My personal choice would be the HP, it has more RAM, better graphics, a bigger hard drive and the processor uses slightly less power. Against this you have to balance that Asus always comes out better on build quality than HP. Any chance that you can go to a store for a physical comparison? Target? Walmart?

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As a rule of thumb, do you agree that one should always choose the best processor for the money one wants to spend? In other words, is it priority--all other things being equal--to get the highest-benchmark-processor one can afford?
Thanks!
 

Answer:Buying new desktop/laptop--always best to choose best processor?

-all other things being equal-Click to expand...

That rather ruins your question.
 

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Hi!
 
I have an ASUS X-54C laptop with 2 GB RAM, running Windows 7 Home Premium that came installed. This is a spare machine I use only for surfing, when my Desktop PC is being used by other family members. I recently added another 4 GB RAM and also intend replacing the installed HDD with an SSD to make it more responsive.
 
The laptop is up to date with Windows updates and is regularly scanned with Nod32 Antivirus, SuperAntiSpyware and Malwarebytes AntiMalware software.
 
My problem now is, after I am done using the laptop, I choose to shut it down.
Windows says, "....logging off,......shutting down.... and then restarts!
 
Before installing the SSD, I thought it a good idea to defrag the hard drive and then clone it to the new SSD. I downloaded a trial version of Vopt9, a defragging utility, which I have used in the past with no issues. This time, I think, using this was the cause of my 'restart' problem, but am not sure if it really is. The defragger also seems to have removed all my restore points, so there is no going back to one of these points.
 
I thought may be the laptop fan wasn't working. But Real Temp software shows my laptop to be running at a cool 50-52 degrees. I am doing a hard power off to shut down.
I also ran Hijackthis and analyzed the log into an Analyzer that is available on hijackthis.de website. It did not raise any threats. I can post the log here if it will help.
No idea what to do next, so any help in resolving this problem... Read more

Answer:I CHOOSE to shutdown my laptop, but it restarts instead of shutting down!!

Which drive are you using, the HDD or the SSD?

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We'll today while I was playing a match of Gun Game on Black Ops 2 Xbox360. My mother called me through the phone and tolled me I needed to contact my biological father and tell him that I need to get a laptop for a trip I'm making to Puerto Rico. She suggested me an apple, but in my mind "Nope." Stating the fact im a PC gamer so why not get a Gaming Laptop? The Apple laptops are such a rip-off. You would accually build your own Computer and it would come out cheaper, same price, or a couple bucks over an iMac and it would be way more better. So I was thinking what should I get an Mac Laptop, or a Gaming Laptop? I'm almost going to be doing some video editing on their. We'll alteast im going to try I already have a decent medieum end gaming computer. Accually scratch the video editing. Main reason is because I need to be doing my online school in puertorico... And I don't really need a mac for that sinse everything takes place online. So why not just get a gaming laptop sinse I am getting a chance to get a laptop now. So yeah... Also, if you could I am just a newbie at reading computer so I don't know none of that 6.51GHz Dual Core intel power core stuff. So if you could, please state the specs of the computer and what each section means and does...






PLEASE READ EVERYTHING

Answer:Help a Young Gamer choose a Gamping Laptop

asus g75

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Hey there Fellow TechSpotters

After reading this site: http://www.kmfms.com/alternatives.html and this one: http://www.vanwensveen.nl/rants/microsoft/IhateMS.html and also: http://microsoft.toddverbeek.com/index.html ...coupled with the frustrating behaviour of my "win machines" I've decided that there has to be a better way.

I've watched "Revolution OS" and Linux seems to be closer to the ethos that I feel computing should embody than the software I'm running at the moment. I'm feeling confident enough that I won't need a dual boot and instead I'll just run Linux on a dedicated machine.

The machine in question is an Omnibook 6000 with the following specs...

P III 600Mhz
128 MB Ram
ATI Mobility M1
ESS Maestro
20GB HDD
Removable CD-ROM and 1.44 3.5" FDD units

Plus a wi-fi card (Netgear WG511 Mk2) - would I be able to get this working under Linux so that I could surf whilst away from home? The Omnibook will
used for playing the odd game, watching films, surfing and word processing.

Before posting, I did a google search on the forum for similar threads but there wasn't much and sites that cover Linux & laptops are a little vague. Which distro would you reccomend for a machine of this specification and my needs? I look forward to all your suggestions and advice on this as I'm just itching to get going and I'm quite excited about "A world without windows"

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Answer:Ready to ditch Win for Linux, but which distro should I choose for my laptop?

What type of games are you playing?
There is an unfortunate lack of support for a lot of games under Linux. There are people working on it, but it takes time..

Your wi-fi card looks to be supported, though you may need to do some work if you've got the one made in china.

Since you're new to linux, maybe Ubuntu (or Kubuntu, which uses KDE as window manager (Linus Torvalds choice window manager)) would be best suited for you...
 

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My father is looking to buy a new laptop. He wants something which is very light. He is currently looking at Dell Inspiron Mini 12.The only downside with this laptop is that it has only 1 GB RAM and it doesn't have any optical drive. What is your opinion about the Intel Atom Z530 processo provided in this laptop?

The laptop will be mainly used for viewing PPT presentations, some internet surfing, Word processing, etc.

Is the above laptop a good choice? What are the other options for him in the lightweight laptops range? His budget is around $650 (35000 INR).

Edit: Please mention the price of the laptop(s) you recommend.
 

Answer:Which laptop to choose? Dell Inspiron Mini 12 suggestions.

Samsung NC10 (top rated)
Advent 4211c

Neither have a CD drive but both are superb. You can always add a slimline external CD/DVD drive later powered by a USB port. If lightweight is paramount it's about the only way to go.

I personally have the Advent 4211c and it will do all you say including playing videos and DVD's with no problems. Both these Netbooks have the Intel Atom processor and both are highly recommended. They are not short on extras either, check them out via Google.
 

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I'm young, so bear with me, I don't know a lot of technical computer terms.
I'm on my moms laptop, which she let me bring with me to my dads house, and I downloaded Manycam last night to screen share with my friend. Today, something that I assume was a virus, in the form of a virus scanner, popped up, called Win 7. It kept telling me to buy their product because my computer was at risk. I showed my dad and he told me to download Malware, and I did and did a real virus scan. I had 26 virus (At least 6 trojan), which were all removed. I rebooted her computer and tried to open Firefox. It told me "Choose the program you want to use to open this file" The only reasonable one was IE so I chose that one. IE opened and started to load but it closed out, and it told me "Do you want to run or save this file?" I chose run, and then it told me "Do you want to run this software?" I chose Run. Then the whole process started over, and there was no end. The same thing happened when I tried to open IE. I tried to reboot the computer again, but no luck..

Any solutions? (I have until Tuesday to fix this)
 

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They all come in different colours.Price doesn't matter. Comes included with pc package.NZXT Guardianhttp://www.cuttingedgecomputers.ca/shopexd.asp?id=922Trinityhttp://www.cuttingedgecomputers.ca/shopexd.asp?id=923Apollo Gaming Casehttp://www.cuttingedgecomputers.ca/shopexd.asp?id=1923

Answer:Which case should I choose . I Can only choose from these.

Go for the silver one.What make of power supply is in there? Often those flashy cases have "el cheapos".

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Hi everyone.. I am working as a quality analyst in an electronic device manufacturing company. Ours is a little firm and started before 6 months. Within this short span of time we have changed two QMS softwares and still the error with software persists. After a long research I found Unipoint software https://www.unipointsoftware.com . Before proposing it to management I would like to recognize the feedback if anyone ever used it. If you know any other good software, please avail information about that too. Quality is our prime importance and all types of suggestions are welcome.

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Question: Help to choose!!!!

I have a question?? I am going to start junior year and i need a good quality laptop i want one for at least 3 years! I want one for gaming , school and multimedia... Should i buy the Lenovo Y570 or should i wait for the Lenovo Y580 my budget is 900 dollars! Thans! Or wich one would you recomend!  

Answer:Help to choose!!!!

Well obviously you aren't very subtle with your intentions.  If your really intending on buying a laptop for schoolwork, you might as well buy a $100 laptop.  Multimedia-wise?  Similar response.  However with gaming, it's kinda tricky.  The y570 is powerful and a great laptop, especially with a high-end graphics card of the nvidia 555 gtm.  This lappy can run all games on high settings (most that I know of, Witcher 2 or Mirror's Edge, not so sure).  However, with my y570, it's having some graphics problems with some games.  Crysis 2 has been somewhat a catastrophe (a legit copy), and due to the heating issues, the graphics card is never used to its full potential.  Games like GTA IV and LA Noire will be able to run, but will somewhat be slower than expected.  Don't be alarmed though, its just that there are some heating problems.  The laptop can run them smooth at a good fps.  So being a high end laptop graphics card, there are some flaws, but the y570 is a good purchase.  Plus, even if you wait til the 580 comes out, I doubt it will be around $900.  It will be noticably larger.  If your not the heavy gamer, this laptop is perfect.  LoL, Starcraft 2, WoW, SWTOR, all these not so high graphical games will run at a crisp fps.  So my recommendation, if your budget will stay $900 til the 580 comes out, then you should just buy this one.

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I'm looking to buy a laptop for my son for Xmas and have a budget of £300 - £350I would like it to have 2mb memory - 120gb hard drive - Intel dual core processor with a 15.4in or 17in screen, I would consider a refurbished one but am not sure which on-line shops are the most reliable in terms of quality and after sales service.So any help would be great. Thanks.

Answer:Help me choose please....

This looks a very good buy, from a great and well known firm click here it also more than covers your specs.

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I'm interested in these 2 laptops but I'm not sure which one is better for gaming.
I'm a bit worried about the i5 core of msi gt683dx. Will it affect gaming at all?

(Lenovo-IdeaPad-Y570-59324796)
Intel Core i7-2670QM (2.20 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset
nVidia GeForce GT 555M (2GB GDDR5)
15.6 inch WXGA (1366x768) LED AntiGlare

or

(MSI-GT683DX)
Intel Core i5-2450M (2.50 GHz, 3 MB L3 Cache, up to 3.10 GHz)
Mobile Intel PM67 Express Chipset
nVidia GeForce GTX 570M (1.5 GB GDDR5)
15.6 inch WUXGA (1920x1080) LED Full HD
 

Answer:Please help me choose

The 570M is the better gaming graphics card, see here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Graphics-Cards-Benchmark-List.844.0.html and here: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Computer-Games-on-Laptop-Graphic-Cards.13849.0.html
 

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Hi,i want to buy ideapad laptop y560 but really i don't know which one is better ?please help me to choose one of them ?and i searched about i7 that i found it has low battery life and fan has a loud noise is that true ?thanks shawn Processor: Intel® CoreTM i5-460M processor with Intel® Turbo Boost TechnologyGraphics: Intel® HD GraphicsMemory: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz, maximum 8GBDisplay: 15.6" high-definition LED (1366x768), 16:9 widescreen Hard Drive: 500GB HDDOptical Drive: DVDRW Drive Audio: 2 JBL® designed speakers with Dolby® Home Theater? surround soundCamera: 1.3M integrated web cameraCard Slots: 6-in-1 card reader (SD, SD pro, XD, MMC, MS, MS pro), ExpressCard slot (34mm)Ports: 3 USB 2.0 and 1 eSATA / USB combo port, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet (RJ45), micCommunications: 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Gigabit EthernetOperating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64 bitBattery: 6 cell battery ? up to 3.5 hour battery lifeNo Bluetooth !   OR   Processor: Intel® CoreTM i7-740QM ,1.73GHz processor with Intel® Turbo Boost TechnologyGraphics: Intel® HD GraphicsMemory: 4GB DDR3 1066MHz, maximum 8GBDisplay: 15.6" high-definition LED (1366x768), 16:9 widescreen Hard Drive: 500GB HDDOptical Drive: DVDRW Drive Audio: 2 JBL® designed speakers with Dolby® Home Theater? surround soundCamera: 1.3M integrated web cameraPorts: 3 USB 2.0 and 1 eSATA / USB combo port, VGA, HDMI, Ethernet (RJ45), micCommunications: 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Gigabit EthernetOperating S... Read more

Answer:which one should i choose i7-740 or i5-460 ?

prices/performance is important.
and the prices are?

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Question: what do i choose

Hiif I had a budget of about £400should I choose laptop or a big pc thingyi use the computer for internet browsing and watching dvds and downloading videosso picture quality is importantany reccomendations on what I should buy with £400thanksTony

Answer:what do i choose

If you have room, the sensible think would be to buy a desktop. As these are easy to repair if things go wrong, a lot less expensive and with help you can do it your self.

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Question: What to choose ?

Alright here it is I'm looking for the right video card for my up an coming system build now my board I'll be getting has a 8x AGP now I need help with what to go with... Do I buy Nvidia or ATI ... I just wanna know anyones input... The card will be use for anywhere from light to medium gaming nothing extreme as of yet.
 

Answer:What to choose ?

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hello
in a few months i am going to bild a rig. so far these are the choices:

-ThermalTake Highest Xaser III Super Tower Case
-MSI 875P NEO-FISR 1875 chipset mobo for P4 478 socket
-intel P4 2.4C 800 MHz FSB. 512 chache, HT CPU chip
-Corsair XMS, Xtra-Low Latency 2-2-2-5, 1 GB (512X2) DDR 3200
-Lite-On 12xDVD+-RW drive
-Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 Zs GAMER edition

i just wanted to know which HD is better between these two::


http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=22-148-019&depa=0

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?depa=0&description=22-144-336

either way i wish to buy two and put them in a raid array....suggestions are helpfull


ALSO...what PSU should i get... id like for it to be sleek, have high voltage and be reliable...as for i will either be using a radeon 9700 pro on it or a 9800xt


i think that just might cover eveything....exept mayb the heatsink....any suggestions?

thx for ne help !!!
 

Answer:which HD to choose?

The Seagate is bigger, faster and has 5 years of warranty - there is no question which one to buy.
 

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Question: Help me choose.

I have been offered to buy one of two TFT monitors from work, but I can't make up my mind which one I should choose. They are brand new and comes with a 3 year warranty. I mainly play games and use photoshop. Occasionally I also watch movies and do some word processing. Here are the two screens:

21" TFT HP f2105 (1680x1050 @ 60Hz, contrast 1000:1, responsetime 8ms, 2xUSB 2.0 hub, HDTV-prepared, Picture in Picture, built in speakers)
Specs here: 21" TFT HP

24" TFT HP L2465 (1920x1200 @60Hz, contrast 1000:1, responsetime 8ms, 4xUSB 2.0 hub, pivot function)
Specs here: 24" TFT HP

So which one is the one to get and why?
 

Answer:Help me choose.

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!



DrZeto said:



24" TFT HP L2465 (1920x1200 @60Hz, contrast 1000:1, responsetime 8ms, 4xUSB 2.0 hub, pivot function)
Specs here: 24" TFT HP
So which one is the one to get and why?Click to expand...

Input Signal Two DVI-I (VGA analog and digital) inputs
Input Impedance 75 ohms ± 10%
Sync Input Separate sync (HSYNC/VSYNC); composite sync, Sync on Green
Video Cable VGA to DVI-I; DVI-D to DVI-D

But really it comes down to price....Bigger is.............................well biGGER!
:bounce:

I have a ViewSonic vp201m 21", similar to one listed above, and love it!
The 24" would have a cleaner 16:1 and is, well BIGGER
 

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hi people,

i have some question which i seek answers. I currently have 40gb Seagate Barracuda hd. i have Athlon xp 2100+ on MSI KM4AM mobo with 786 mb of ram.... i m going to expand the capacity to 120 gb... wht i wanna know is:

should i sell my current hd and buy a new 120 gb hd or can i stick with my current hd n get another 80 gb...i m gonna buy sata so also i wanna know if sata n my baracuda can be run together or not... (i m confused bout should i buy seagate sata 80/120 gb or western digital 80/120 gb with 8 mb cache as both have 7200 rpm, which is better in terms of performance..

Can a normal barracuda n a sata whn run together cause any problem in terms of performance.. :dead:
 

Answer:need help to choose hd

Check you mobo manual if you can run SATA as non-Raid.
On that old(er) mobo, it's better anyway to buy an additional 80 or 120GB IDE harddisk and keep your old one.
Seagate Barracuda would be perfect. It's more important to have a low access-time than a big HD-cache.
With such a low-performance CPU you wouldn't notice the difference between SATA and IDE.
 

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right now, i have an ATI Technologies, Inc. 3D RAGE PRO AGP 2X. My Windows XP has 128 ram and 400 mghz. Ive got an AMD K6 processor. So, can upgrading my graphics drive improve how well it works? and if so, how do i do so. Im 15, so bear with.

So far, ive been to ATI's website, went to drivers and software section, and saw 4 available "products" to download:

Radeon family

Rage 128 Pro Family

Rage 128 Family

Rage Pro Family

which one should i download, if any at all?
 

Answer:Which one should I choose?

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Question: choose which one

I have XP Home on drive C: set as primary master. I installed another hdrive with 2000pro as primary slave and it shows as drive F:. I have a standard cdrom as secondary master as drive D:, and a cdrom burner as secondary slave, drive E:.
When I boot up it goes directly to drive C:. How can I set it up so I'll get a choice of which hard drive I want to open when I fire up the PC instead of it automatically booting to drive C:?
Thanks, Jim
 

Answer:choose which one

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I am thinking about upgrading my motherboard/processer. I currently have a FIC AD11 motherboard and 1200 MHZ Athlon Thunderbird with 384 MB of DDR 2100 RAM. What would be a good motherboard/CPU upgrade (I would like to stay with AMD and if possible get a board that can use my current RAM now but be able to upgrade RAM later).
 

Answer:Please help me choose....

I f I were upgrading I would definitely go with a NForce 2 chipset based board they are fast and by most accounts much more stable than Via chipsets the asus A7N8X look very nice.

CPU's depends on how much money your willing ot spend. right now I personally wouldnt go beyond the AMD 2400 its almost 200.00 if cost is an issue I would go with the AMD 2100.
 

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Hi, can somebody tell me that odd's from ThinkPad series are compatibile to IdeaPad? And if not, what drives can u suggest to me. I have problems with currently mounted odd and I just want to change. Any advices are welcome   P.S.Sorry for my bad english sometimes ;p





Lenovo IdeaPad Y550

Answer:What ODD to choose?

hi espri.due to there is no hardware maintenance manual for y550 i suggest you to contact lenovo support line or search ebay with the keywords "y550 dvd-rom, y550 odd" to find compatible odd for your computer.

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I hope that you can help me?? I'm looking to buy a new PC and the main use will be for gaming i.e. FPS and sports.

The problem that I have is that the area of graphics cards is a minefield to me as there are so many makes and models.

Can someone detail the type of card required to run this type of software and peferably an upper and lower range of card.

I've seen a PC that has a Radeon 256mb 9800XT but not sure if this is too much or wheter I can get by with a lower spec card.

To be honest I'm stuck and appreciate any help or advice given.
 

Answer:Please help me choose a PC?

Basically, if your gaming, you need an Nvidia or ATI card, the newer the better in this area. I believe the newest cards are the ATI X800 and Nvidia 6900 or so. Both are 500 dollar cards.

I have bought systems from http://www.abspc.com on a few occasions and been happy. They sell a good machine for a good price.
 

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I need to buy extra RAM for my laptop and have noticed that some look different from each other, even though they have the same specification.

Does it matter if they look different or should they look the same in order to work properly?
I need extra type of DDR3 SDRAM PC3-10600, 666 Mhz
 

Answer:RAM which to choose?

They might look slightly different but DDR3 is DDR3. The only real difference is the speed.
Ensure it's DDR3. The key notches are located differently in DDR, DDR2 & DDR3.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DDR3_SDRAM
 

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Question: Help me Choose!

Basically I am phoneless, I've messed about with android and iPhone over the last 6 months, but I'm wanting to return to a Windows Phone when I get paid a week today. I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10 2 in 1 Tablet with Windows 10 and would like to buy a Windows Phone which comes with or can be upgraded to 10. I want my phone and tablet to Sync well and the experience to feel fluid and seamless as possible - ill probably end up with insider builds on both, I always do :) Any way I'm waiting out for the surface phone before I spend much money so id like to spend less than ?150 I don't mind buying a used phone. Can anybody help me choose the right phone for me? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Help me Choose!

The 650 is a great option, getting one for my younger brother. One of the best (if not the best) mid range phones for a low price. Includes Continuum as well. If not, the 640 is another great choice, and at the prices they are now, they're practically free!

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Hi there i can't decide over:

------Intel i3 540
------AMD Phenom II x4 945

I will use my pc for photo editing while surfing the net, office apps,watching HD videos and sometimes but not that often play games like Mass effect 2, Monday night madness, and Need for speed Hot Pursuit.

I will also Purchase:
-MOBO
For the AMD: ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 AMD 870 / SB850 DDR3
For the Intel: GIGABYTE GA-H55M-S2H HDMI/GLAN /DDR3
-2 GB Geil DDR3 1333mHz
-ATI HD 5570 1gb Graphics card
-600w PSU

I plan to stick with the processor's stock fan if its good.

Can anyone help me decide between the 2 processors and suggest anything that might be better at the same budget. Can you please comment on their stock fans and the motherboards too.

Thank you so much for the help..
 

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Im a little lost regarding the wattage I need, I used the newegg psu calculator but Im not sure about it

Here are my specs

GA-X58-USB3 motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 570
Curcial DDR3 6GB RAM

I havent bought the case, the optical drive or the hard drive

I like Coolermaster PSUs

Thanks!
 

Answer:Help me choose a PSU

What cpu are you going to run?
 

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Hi, I have an asrock k7s41 m/board with 1 stick of 512 ddr , i'm thinking of sticking another in but do not know what kind it is. Does it matter? My m/board manual says this:-
Max. 2GB DDR
2 x DDR DIMM
DDR400/333/266, so not knowing (is there a way to find out) whether i'm currently using 400/300 or 266, would it make a difference if one was say 333 and the other was 400? I'm guessing it's 400mhz but not sure. Also I see some have different numbers of pins how do I know which I need? or is DIMM something to do with that? While I'm here I may as well ask, is it worth me even bothering? I only have an athlon 2800+ processor so would extra ram improve performance of games etc?

Cheers

Wolfee
 

Answer:what ram do I to choose?

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Question: PSU to choose

Hi all! I haven't picked out all of my components yet but is there any calculator online or easy way to calculate what kind of psu i need?

Answer:PSU to choose

Go to this site and click on the Lite Version at the top of the Lite column -

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator v2.5

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Hey,

I'm going to start playing COD and I don't know if I should buy COD 4 or COD 5. Which one should I buy? Please help!

From,

Jeremy
 

Answer:COD 4 vs COD 5 Please help me choose!

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Question: CHoose

Hi
I understand this topic has been debated 100`s of times.But can anyone help me make the choice between Kaspersky and Norton
I did use to use Free product like Avira,MBAM but From now me dad gonna use the PC mostly and I`ll be away He not tech savvy!

Hence Have to go in for a AV Which has all feature like AntiPhising etc..etc
Norton Internet Security Costs INR Rs 1,220
While Kaspersky costs INR Rs 890
Kaspersky does have a lot features but my parents not so computer savvy so Chance are they might not use the extra features!
Kaspersky has got bad Results in the MRG test Results while Norton has done O.K.
I have used Kaspersky in Past but it seems new version cause system slowdown
i dono whether it is better to save rs 300 go with Kaspersky or may invest 300 more and go with Norton

I have used Kaspersky in past and it does offer good protection I understand difference between product is just about a few bells/Alerts.
But does spending INR Rs 300 more really Justify??
If I get hit by Downloader/Trojan I have to pay a visit to malware Removal section
Let it be I`m using Kaspersky/Norton right!

Answer:CHoose

Use whatever fits your budget.

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I have a customer's 32-channel surveillance DVR that's getting a lot of heavy use, and he's asked me to look at hardware upgrades for it. He wants to boost it to the max 4GB RAM it will take (yes, we're aware 32-bit XP will only use 3.5-ish GB), and he wants to look at a CPU upgrade.

Since Intel's branched off all over the place with their designs and model names, and clock speeds are less and less relevant, it's hard to keep track of what types are better than others any more (other than Celeron still being pretty much bottom of the barrel).

So for those who know: the following link lists compatible CPUs for the board I'm dealing with... I want to know which are the best to look at: CPU-Upgrade: ASUS P5GC-VM processor support and specifications

Present CPU is:

Code:

CPU Name Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
CPU Code Name Cedar Mill
Vendor GenuineIntel
Number of Bits 64
Instruction Set MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, ET64, XD, EST
Platform Name Socket 775 LGA
Revision D0
Technology 65 nm
Original Clock 3000 MHz
Original System Clock 200 MHz
Original Multiplier 15.0
CPU Clock 3000 MHz
System Clock 200.0 MHz
FSB ... Read more

Answer:Which CPU would you choose?

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Hi, i was wondering what would i choose

On one hand, i have:
2x GTX 295 and 4 Normal HD in Raid 0

And in the other hand i have
2x GTX 285 and SSD TorqX 256gb

The SSD i would have to chip from USA, and there is the possibility for them to steal my HD in the mail.

Answer:What should i choose?

If you want speed, go for the SSD - nothing beats it, Raid or not. But check out the OCZ Vertex and Intel X25M too. In any case make sure there is Trim support in the firmware - else the writes will slow down over time. W7 supports Trim and also does all the other usual tweaks (alignment, Superfetch disable, etc.) automatically. Real nice fit.
You could even consider a smaller SSD (60 or 80GBs would be ample for W7) plus a larger HDD for the bulk data.

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Hello all had somthing like this posted before but nobody replyed.
I wana upgrade my PC abit.Still saving money and it could take like 7months+ will put i7 930 gtx260 and 4gb ddr3 1600mhz ram.

So this time i need help to decide witch one is better for games and wich one would be more better in future upgrade abilitys.
The options are 2 atm.
Asus P6X58D or Gigabyte X58a UD3R
Realy need some PC expert help on this

Answer:cant choose right one

or this one
ASUS - P6T Deluxe V2

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Question: Help me choose

Hi i have to make decision among these computers. Please help me with my decision. experts please tell me why i should buy one vs other.

3 post down i have uploded comparision.doc please download and suggest.

Thanks
 

Answer:Help me choose

On the amount of RAM on #3, I'm assuming it's running VISTA. Of course, the others could also be running VISTA as well.
I would normally select #2 even though I'm an AMD person, but since it has an integrated graphics chipset, I'll have to go with number 3. BUT, the graphics card has to go. I'm also assuming the graphics card is a PCI-e based upon it being an AM2 processor and board. Since you didn't state what brands these are, nor did you state if you are going to use them for gaming, I'm just going to go with the flow. If you are going to game with it, AND you select #2 anyway, (and assuming again, that it has a PCI-e slot), you'll still have to install a new graphics card.
But, if you go with #3, and the additional $300 isn't an issue, for what you'd save on purchasing #3, you can pick yourself up a really decent Direct X10 card. The 8800 GT's seem to be a popular, high quality card right now, so that's just my opinion. If you're not using it for gaming, then definitely go with #2.
 

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I'm about to upgrade my pc. I've singled it down to 2 machines. One has the following specs:
Primary Drive: DVD+/-RW
Processor Type: Intel Celeron E3400 Dual Core
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Processor Speed: 2.6ghz
Features: USB Ports
Memory (RAM): 4gb DDR3 Memory
Hard Drive: 500gb Sata Hard Drive
Motherboard : Asus P5G41C-M
Graphics Card : Onboard Intel GMA4500 Graphics 1GB
The other has the following specs:
Primary Drive: DVD+/-RW
Processor Type: AMD Athlon X2 250 Dual Core Processor
Processor Speed: 3.0GHz - 3.4GHz
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
Features: USB Ports
Operating System Memory (RAM): 4 GB
Chip Type: AMD Athlon X2
Hard Drive: 500 GB
The bottom one is basically £12 more than the top.
Any ideas which one would be best?
Thanks

Answer:Which One Should I Choose?

Square Box AV
A brief tot up of the component prices of your first PC (with some filling on of blanks), and it comes in at around £240. The bottom option, not surprisingly, comes in at about £15 more.
They're both reasonable specs for the money, assuming you're not being quoted too much in excess of the prices I've given. My personal choice (without knowing more about the companies selling the PCs and prices charged) would be the AMD PC.

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Question: help me choose?

i mostly just stream videos and download videos and music on my notebook. i've been using avg since 2012 and now this summer update thing is really pissing me off. i cant even scan my computer anymore bec of this "update failed general error" message, ive tried every solution i could find but im thinking of switching to another antivirus. any suggestions?

Answer:help me choose?

oh and i get that choosing an antivirus is very subjective and all but if you could suggest some great AVs that provides decent protection, that'd be great

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My brother is upgrading his long over due to be upgraded GTX570 and since he's saved up some he's going with a 1080 most likely and he's wanting a 4K monitor but I have not kept up on them and he's choosing between these two, Which one would you choose and why out of these two and if you have any other suggestions I'd be happy to look at them for him.
SAMSUNG U28E590D Black 28&#34; 4K UHD Widescreen LCD/LED Monitor, AMD FreeSync 1ms, 370 cd/m2 DCR Mega Infinity (1000:1), VESA Mountable, HDMI DisplayPort-Newegg.com

ASUS PB287Q Black 28&#34; 4K UHD 1ms 10-bit HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor height&Pivot adjustable 300 cd/m2 100,000,000:1 - Newegg.com

Dauntae

Answer:WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE

I honestly wouldn't go 4k just yet. Go 1440p. 4k is a pretty big jump.

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Question: I Cant Choose...

For christmas I cant make my mind up on what to get, a 24inch flatscreen TV or a Projector, with the projector i dont think that i will get all the GFX That i will when i use the TV but with the projector i can have any size! Help? -Thanks Alex

Answer:I Cant Choose...

Do you play video games Xbox, PlayStation etc? if so are you able to play them through a projector. With a projector can you slipstream films from your PC?Does the projector play HD and or 3D?Just a few things to think about.

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I'm thinkin to buy a laptop and saw a discount.
Now here are the choices.

ACER AS5739G CORE2DUO T9600 2.8GHZ-4GB-320GB-DVDRW-15.6''CAM-1024MB GT240M-BT-W7PRE = $1.101+TAX

PACKARD BELL TJ65 CORE 2 DUO T9600 2.8 GHZ-4096MB-320GB-DVDRW-15,6''-1024MB GT240-BT-CM-W7PRE = $999+TAX
If you think they are bad or not worth the price u can suggest me another laptop.
PS: the place i'm gonna get is from VATAN COMPUTER - T?rkiye'nin Bilgisayar Hiperstore'u , just incase if you wanna check the laptop you suggest is here or not.

Answer:Which one to choose?

I despise Acer and although Packard Bell stopped selling computers in the US sometime in the 90s I despise them as well. You would be much better of looking into a quality brand laptop, like Asus or MSI. Examples:
VATAN COMPUTER - ASUS - N51VF CORE2 DUO T9600 2.8GHZ-4GB-500GB-15.6"-CAM-BT-FP-1024MB GT240M-DVDRW-WVPRE - Notebook

VATAN COMPUTER - ASUS - N51VF CORE2 DUO T9550 2.6GHZ-4GB-500GB-15.6"-CAM-BT-FP-1024MB GT130M-DVDRW-WVPRE - Notebook

I'd search more but that site loads slowly for me and I can't search too well since I don't know the language.

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After i reformatted my laptop, i installed xp pro instead of the original xp home. Now it gives me the option of booting XP PRO or XP Home. I know home doesn't even exist on the machine because i just did a reformat. How do i tell the comp to forget about it? any info is much appreciated.
 

Answer:two OS's to choose from..help!

Control Panel --> System --> Advanced.

At the bottom under "Startup and Recover," choose "Settings."

Then, under "System Startup," click "Edit." This will allow you to manually edit your "boot.ini" file. Just delete the line containing OS that you are no longer using.
 

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