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Windows 7: Am I buying the best laptop for the price?

08 Feb 2013   #11

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Do you use the laptop for gaming? Most consumers would not need Core I7 or 8gb RAM on a laptop otherwise.

That would be a huge waste of money for web browsing, school and office work.

With a perfect Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you would not notice the difference for those uses on a $1500 vs a $400 laptop.
Really? No, I'm probably not going to use it for gaming. I have Civilization 5 installed on my current laptop, but I haven't played it in a long time.
I'm primarily going to use the laptop for web browsing, school & office work, streaming tv/sports and watching movies/series and editing pics. I plan on making the laptop last for at least 3 years, so I want to make sure that I'm getting a good one.

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08 Feb 2013   #12


With the exception of Compaq, the laptops which last the longest are the low end ones in my experience.

My beach laptop is a 10 year old HP business 510 that will not die even when full of sand, and runs as fast with a perfect install, Celeron and 1gb RAM as any high-end PC.

However if you have the money or are a student who wants to use their PC as functional bling then get what you feel most comfortable with. I like to save money, using it instead to travel anywhere I want whenever I feel like it.
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08 Feb 2013   #13
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