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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by The Witcher, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. The Witcher New Member

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    Hi

    Its been years since I last posted anything, anyway am going through a life-changing phase right now, am planning to quit gaming forever because I realized that I have wasted 15 years of my life on gaming and I can't quit because of my surrounding environment, i.e having a gaming computer sitting near me.

    ok to cut to the chase, I want to replace my desktop with a laptop, I was considering business laptops but they lack multimedia features, I need to play 1080p videos constantly, so I want a laptop which has those features:

    1-2 TB storage.

    1080p resolution with LED screen.

    CPU & GPU capable of running HD videos without lagging and stuttering.

    RAM, anything that would allow me to have dozens of tabs opened and multiple browsers and office applications.

    Budget: nothing more than $1,750 (might reconsider when I see different suggestions)

    Looks doesn't matter.

    I would really appreciate the help, thanks in advance.
     
  2. Suhidu

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    In 2013, it's not going to take much in the way of "multimedia features" to run 1080p videos very well, and to multitask that with many other things. A modern GPU will accelerate the common media formats, but even if there's no GPU acceleration, HD video isn't a killer load on a modern CPU. In fact, I have a 2009 laptop with a Core 2 Duo (2.4GHz) and 6GB of RAM that I recently added a 1TB HDD to. I'd say it checks off everything on your list besides being business class, or having a 1080p LED screen (it's 1440x900 and CCFL). I can attest to running dozens of tabs (though I try not to) and another browser.

    So, unless your looking at low-power CPUs such as an Intel Atom or AMD E-Series CPU/APU, I'd not worry about performance capability, but I'd recommend 6GB+ of RAM.

    As for the rest, I haven't gotten a laptop since 2009, so I don't have any useful anecdotes on new laptops. Make sure you like the keyboard/touchpad/port selection/multimedia buttons/etc...
     
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    I did try to look by myself, I was never interested in laptops anyway so I was struck by the different and diverse setups, so I was hoping for someone with experience in laptops to suggest me a brand or a specific laptop which meets my need.
     
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    On a side note: if you manage to quit gaming, PLS PLS tell me on a private msg. how did you do it?

    OnTopic: I am going ahead and recommending Lenovo Business class: I really like their Accu-keyboard. When doing a report they feel soo goood when typing.

    An example could be: IdeaPad Y580 - specifications depend on the shop you gonna buy it from.
     

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