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Windows 7: Should I Buy a desktop or a laptop? Should I really upgrade now?

27 Oct 2013   #31
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
How often do you move? I have a very difficult time recommending a laptop for serious PC usage. Yes, there are some out there that will do it, but you will pay twice as much(or more) for a mobile product that has that kind of power than a desktop equivalent. Also, you can get pretty serious hardware in a pretty small package these days.
I move daily from my home . Except some days.

On weekends and I'm usually off home.


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27 Oct 2013   #32
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I thought you meant "move" as in relocate to a new living space. Do you need to a high performance PC everywhere you go?
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28 Oct 2013   #33
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbrady1979 View Post
I thought you meant "move" as in relocate to a new living space. Do you need to a high performance PC everywhere you go?
Nope!
At uni, sometimes.
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28 Oct 2013   #34
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would purchase the most laptop you can afford and then plan for a custom build desktop later.
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29 Oct 2013   #35
Comp Cmndo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
That's what is great about technology. I paid $2500 for my first computer in 1984, the phone I carry in my pocket is far more powerful and capable with faster processor, better graphics/video, more RAM and more storage. Electronic devices seem to get smaller, faster and better every year while the price keeps falling.

I shudder to think of all the $$$$$s I spent on technology over the years (since the 70's) that is now completely obsolete.
With the exception of Vintage Stereo. For new equipment, prices are about the same as they were but I doubt they will last 40 years.
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07 Nov 2013   #36
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would purchase the most laptop you can afford and then plan for a custom build desktop later.
Well Black Friday is coming soon! I believe I can grab a very good deal by then!
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07 Nov 2013   #37
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I would be shopping now so you'll know a deal when one comes along. Where are you located?
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08 Nov 2013   #38
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

I love my y510p it ran me $1418 out of the door at frys, its even cheaper on lenovo's site atm. mine is the sli and 24GB cache model with 16GB ram.
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08 Nov 2013   #39
superjose

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would be shopping now so you'll know a deal when one comes along. Where are you located?
Not in the US, so I'll be making Amazon, TigerDirect, NewEgg, and eBay my friends.

@rvcjew:
That's an amazing machine. I'm also considering grabbing it since it has 750 SLI which is more powerful than the 765 alone.

Edit x2:
rvcjew, does the Y510p support 5.1 or greater surround sound when connected to an external speaker?
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08 Nov 2013   #40
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by superjose View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would be shopping now so you'll know a deal when one comes along. Where are you located?
Not in the US, so I'll be making Amazon, TigerDirect, NewEgg, and eBay my friends.
do you have a budget? and are you looking for more of a ultra book or gaming laptop, also do you have a weight and screen size preference?
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