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Windows 7: Best Custom Laptop?

04 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate Professional x64
Best Custom Laptop?

Hey everyone,
I had bought a wicked nice laptop from iBUYPOWER. I actually haven't updated my system specs back to my desktop yet. I did however return it after continous BSOD after only a week! I would have come here for help, but figured that if it was only 1 week old and giving me this big of a problem, it wasnt worth the struggle.

So now i am on the hunt again. Im looking to be able to customize the laptop to fit my needs. I am looking into a newer one on but at the moment i am a little skeptical of custom sites this this.

Does anyone have any good suggestions? Im looking for anything under $2500.

Thanks everyone,
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04 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

I recommend looking at business oriented laptops. Some have just as many customizable options and they don't come with the bloat-ware that often cause BSODs. I don't think any of the Dell Business computers have a 64-bit option, but sometimes if you call they will pull a few strings for you or they might have started offering it on some computers. Toshiba is also a good brand that I believe offers business computers.

Also, if you have a 64-bit retail install disc, you can use that to install 64-bit Windows and use the OEM key that comes with the computer.
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04 Aug 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

How about Alienware (a division of Dell for high end PCs). And then there are companies like this one. But you have to be careful - if you stuff too much into a laptop, you will be constantly fighting the heat.
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04 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

Alienware will probably be the way to go, a bunch of my friends have them and have never had any problems with their performance.

Although, from Toshiba's website I was able to build this machine for $1445.00

Specifications customized
  • Intel® Core™ i5-520M Processor 2.40 GHz (2.93 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology), 3MB L3 Cache, 1066MHz DDR3
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • 6GB DDR3 1066MHz SDRAM (4096MB+2048MB)
  • 500GB HDD (7200rpm, Serial-ATA)
  • No Secondary Hard Drive Installed
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M with 1GB GDDR3 discrete graphics
  • Blu-ray Disc™ ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer drive
  • Fusion Finish™ in Quantum Black
  • Glossy Black Keyboard
  • Bluetooth® Version 2.1 +EDR
  • High Capacity Lithium Ion Battery (12-cell, 98Wh)
  • No Modem
  • Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2007 Edition 60-day trial
  • Norton Internet Security™ 2010, 30-day trial
  • 1 Year Standard Limited Warranty
Oh, and its got like an 18.6" screen or something, just huge.
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