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Posted 22 September 2012 - 20:53
Posted 22 September 2012 - 21:06
Going for the opposite in the price department
Razer Blade. It's freakin' expensive.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 21:32
Alright, thanks looking at it right now. Any idea (before I google it after looking at HP.com) on their build quality? The only HP laptop I've had was actually the reason 5 years ago I bought this MacBook Pro. That HP did nothing but overheat and crash - constantly.
I would suggest looking at the HP Envy 15. For around $1200 you can get similar specifications to that Lenovo. If you are going to purchase it use coupon code "NB911" for $150 off.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 21:36
Posted 22 September 2012 - 21:40
Posted 22 September 2012 - 21:49
Whatever you do, don't fall for one of those "desktop replacement" laptops that market themselves as a gaming rig. Dell XPS M1730 comes to mind.
Big, heavy, puts off enough heat to warm a small room, battery life expectancy is less than a year, power adapter that's heavier than most small laptops.
HP has definitely increased their quality. They used to be on the same level as Dell but lately their products are much much better. I even recommend their Tablet PC's to the physicians I work with.
Posted 22 September 2012 - 21:50
Posted 22 September 2012 - 21:54
I have a 13" Ultraportable with hybrid switchable graphics (nVidia 330M overclocked - which runs most games surprisingly well), 2 SSD's in RAID0 and an i5 ^^ Backlit keyboard, extremely light, 6+ hours of battery life in Intel Graphics mode, 1600x900 full-sRGB anti-glare display!
The Vaio Z might be interesting. It's a little above your price range, but it's basically a 13" ultrabook in size but with a full-blown quadcore, hyperfast SSD, probably the best laptop display you can get (easily beats MacBooks) and a powerful external GPU
More interesting might be the Sony Vaio S-series. Available in 13" and 15", they have a very sleek body, excellent battery life and can be configured with a dedicated nVidia GPU!
http://store.sony.co...552921644768015 = Vaio S
Posted 22 September 2012 - 21:56
Posted 22 September 2012 - 22:00
Yeah the Sony's were pretty limited I'm just being very particular haha, and yes 17" is just too big for me. I'll keep looking.
Maybe the Envy 17 has more options? Sony has nice hardware as well but they are definitely expensive compared to others and don't have much customization. I used to have one but man was it expensive.. $2500 for a mid-range one the year Vista came out.
Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:18
Posted 19 November 2012 - 14:47