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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sasqui, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. Sasqui

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    Ok, a usually cheery friend wrote this to me:

    She's not into games other than online, but needs lots of connectivity, lightweight and reliable, she travels a lot. She does work with server emulation software, so a good processor and good amount of memory.

    And not a Lenovo.
     
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    Dell ultrabook is quite powerful and sleek looking
     
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    I have a Dell "somethingbook" at work myself and have liked it. Problem with mine, a little large and heavy, the PSU is the size of a shoe!
     
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    If she doesnt want a Levono (which is stupid IMO for a work laptop) then I agree with Brandon. Dell.

    On a side note Levono is a great laptop.
     
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    Lenovo Thinkpad Edge :)
     
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    An ultrabook is a good idea. The i7-3517U is a strong CPU and it has the HD Graphics 4000 on chip which can help with light gaming. You can get one as low as $800. Don't know which brand might be more suitable.
     
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    Knowing that she's been through about 4 Lenovo's already, I'll steer her in the Dell direction. That was my first thought.
     
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    HOW do you go through four Levonos man?! If she is killing Levonos she needs a Toughbook.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toughbook

    No joke.
     
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    :laugh:
     
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    Ha ha!

    In case she has that eletronics killing touch that some people seem to have, can save money each time and just get Acers. Heck, buy two or three and have them in reserve.
     
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    I pinged her, she says 5 of them, not 4. She LOL'd at the toughbook.

    She's also looking at HP, and also asked this question:

    To which I replied, the 90w power supply is as big as my shoe.
     
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    I like my HP Elitebook 2530p. Paid like 500-600$ for mine , it has an L9400 or something, 4GB RAM, 80GB intel SSD and ~5 hours of real time usage. 12" 16:10 and perfect size/weight

    17" too damn big n heavy. I cannot see a Dell lasting half the time of a Lenovo

    Else a good ultrabook would do. Maybe the Toshiba ultrabook? or Samsung
     
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    If she killed 5 laptops nothing is gonna last with her. Ive seen Levonos dropped from a moving car (about 5 mph and a long story) in a parking lot and crank right up.
     
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    I'll just tell her to quit her job.
     
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    lol lets not get drastic. What about a tablet?
     
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    I already suggested she use her iPad. Unfortunately, I think she's PMS so it wasn't funny.
     
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    What about an MS Surface? Should work great with a business network.
     
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    Sure find me a good deal.
     
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    The surface itself should be out next month. But whats the budget?
     
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    She's got a broken laptop and a bad attitude. She wants it NOW. lol
     
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    Well there are a lot of tablets out now. But I dunno how many will work for her as none are Godzilla proven.
     
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    I have a Motion tablet. She'd probably jab her fingernails right through the screen.
     
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    tablets not a good idea on someone who goes through 5 lenovos
     
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    Apple Macbook thing. You know she wants it
     
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    Yeah just buy a Mac. I agree with Bonkers. Thats all this is about. Once she pays like 2k for it she will take better care of it.
     
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