Quick laptop advice....

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Quick laptop advice....

Postby eVoL » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:34 pm

I'm pondering the purchase of a laptop. I have a £100 in amazon vouchers. As such, I am pondering the purchase of a laptop from amazon. Any suggestions?

Moderate gaming performance (at the very least pixel shader 4 support).
Screen size not a huge issue, preferably not massive but I dont care how small it gets.
I'm also going to use it for Reason and perhaps live at gigs so moderate robustness/reliability(and less so, portability) would be nice.
I've no need for optical drives
Price preferably no more than £500 but I'll stretch to £600 if its really worth it for the extra.

Been looking at i5 Ultrabooks
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Core-i5-4G ... 890&sr=1-8 (Intel HD4000 graphics)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-Tim ... 890&sr=1-7 (GT640M graphics)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-Series- ... =de_a_smtd (Radeon HD 7500G graphics)

Non-ultrabooks
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-NP350V5 ... 78&sr=1-17 - seems like a good bang for buck. Much faster CPU than the ultras

Thinkings?


I'm leaning towards either the Timeline (2nd ultrabook link) and the non-ultrabook one at the moment....
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Re: Quick laptop advice....

Postby Tichinde » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:28 pm

Not sure to be honest, but the Built in Intel GPU's are toss :)
I also know absolutely nothing about the laptop CPU's so can't comment there.

The Acer is probably the option if you are intent on gaming, and assuming they aint changed much they are fairly rugged too (my mate had one a couple of years back).
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Re: Quick laptop advice....

Postby Raid » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:31 pm

There's a whole bunch of new windows 8 models launching at the end of this week alongside the OS. It may be worth waiting for those, or perhaps the prices on the previous models could drop.

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Re: Quick laptop advice....

Postby eVoL » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:39 pm

Gaming wise I'm not bothered about new stuff, especially not on high. If it runs Eve I'm happy. :p

Win8.... yeah, I'm not going for that just yet. ;)
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Re: Quick laptop advice....

Postby deetz » Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:06 am

I've been told you can get refurbished Dell ultrabooks on the Dell site that would usually cost £1k+ for about £500/600. No links though as i'm at work. Its odd what they will and won't block in the office.

I appreciate that its not exactly the answer you want as you wouldn't be able to use your Amazon vouchers but thought i'd throw it out there anyway.


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