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Windows 7: Laptop advice please if thats ok

07 Sep 2011   #1

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Laptop advice please if thats ok

Hi every1, hows it going

currently ive got a desktop pc, dual core 2.4ghz cpu and 4gb ram. nothing wrong with it but in general im after creating some space in the house and feel a laptop is the way forward.

most ppl have told me get a macbook, but i want 1 with a 17" screen and refuse pay the amounts that macbooks cost, around 1600 for a 17" one.

now ive been looking at these 2 laptops, HP Pavillion DV7-6103ea or Samsung RC720

both around 700 or so is the cheapest ive found

is just to do general things on it, watch movies/blu-ray, plus running vdj or traktor pro (digital dj software), both need around 4gb to run smoothly

any alternatives are appreciated, but no more than 750 in total

thanks

Matt
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07 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

In view of the fact that HP are apparently going to stop making computers you might want to consider that when making your choice.

You haven't said where you live, but John Lewis here in the UK have a Toshiba Satellite L775-13D you might want to consider.

It's considered to be a desktop replacement and has a Blu-Ray optical drive, an Intel Core i5 2.3 Ghz CPU, 6 Gb of RAM, a 640 Gb hard drive, a 17.3" display and has a silver casing.

It retails at 729 and you'll also get a free 2-year warranty.
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07 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Twist:
I have had nothing but good luck with the Toshiba's that I have bought since a 286 model way back when.
I now have a intel core 2 dual with SSD drives and it works great.

I don't recommend only shopping for price. look at capabilities that you want.

Rich
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07 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Give Dell a look. I presently own four of them. I just donated an older one when I upgraded and it had never given me any trouble. That's 5 for 5. They're also well priced.
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07 Sep 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

seavixens quote seems a good candidate and will easily run VDJ and tractor. i run Vdj and ableton on a lesser spec desktop ,so you will have no problems there
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07 Sep 2011   #6

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks for the recommendation, ill have a look into them

from uk btw

had a look at that toshiba, looks nice, pretty much the same as the samsung except samsung has 750gb hd and 8gb, neither are a major issue though, and the toshiba has better graphics card. bonus of the toshiba being the 2yr warranty with johnlewis.

didnt no that HP were stopping making them soon

would you notice the difference in the i5 2.3ghz cpu and the HP's quad core?
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07 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Twister View Post
thanks for the recommendation, ill have a look into them

from uk btw

had a look at that toshiba, looks nice, pretty much the same as the samsung except samsung has 750gb hd and 8gb, neither are a major issue though, and the toshiba has better graphics card. bonus of the toshiba being the 2yr warranty with johnlewis.

didnt no that HP were stopping making them soon

would you notice the difference in the i5 2.3ghz cpu and the HP's quad core?
Well, the extra hard drive space is always useful, but I doubt you'd notice much difference with the extra RAM.

I think the better graphics and free warranty are well worth considering.

I mentioned HP because they are going down the same route that IBM did who went into software and let the hardware side go to Lenovo.

HP have bought a software company from Cambridge called Autonomy and have said they'll stop making PCs and concentrate on the mobile and software market.

As for your last point, I'm not sure on that one.
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07 Sep 2011   #8

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks for your advice, much appreciated
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07 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome.

Whichever laptop you choose I hope it does a good job for you.
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07 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Twister View Post
Hi every1, hows it going

currently ive got a desktop pc, dual core 2.4ghz cpu and 4gb ram. nothing wrong with it but in general im after creating some space in the house and feel a laptop is the way forward.

most ppl have told me get a macbook, but i want 1 with a 17" screen and refuse pay the amounts that macbooks cost, around 1600 for a 17" one.

now ive been looking at these 2 laptops, HP Pavillion DV7-6103ea or Samsung RC720

both around 700 or so is the cheapest ive found

is just to do general things on it, watch movies/blu-ray, plus running vdj or traktor pro (digital dj software), both need around 4gb to run smoothly

any alternatives are appreciated, but no more than 750 in total

thanks

Matt
I know it might sound blasphemous but have you considered an apple laptop? I know my friends (and many djs/producers) who use dj software prefer them. I run VDJ on my ASUS desktop just fine - no operational issues at all.

but I'm also in the market and am considering an ASUS laptop - I hope it has the processing power for vdj or Traktor

also: what do you dj/produce?
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