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#1 +Veggie1232

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:03

Hello Neowinians! So my laptops pretty old and the screens held together with duct tape :) I have focused on a select few contest on 99designs.com and saved up enough money to replace my laptop before this one goes poof (Yay for me) lol

Anyways I will be doing graphic design, animation, video editing/rendering and playing a few games now and again. I really don't know alot about the hardware side of computers. I just want it to run like melted butter with everything I do. I tend to run multiple programs at once. I want to stay away from windows 8 but i like windows 7. I want an excessive amount of memory and atleast a T hard drive. 17" screen or bigger

Any suggestions in the $2,700 range?

Help and links much appreciated!




(My next goal is to save for a cintiq design tablet) xD




#2 Jub Fequois

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:25

I bought two 15" Retina MacBook Pro's earlier this year and I've never been so happy with a computer as now. Granted, I play games on my PC or consoles, but I work with design and development and for that they're perfect. It's well within your budget too.



#3 OP +Veggie1232

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:28

hmmm, I'm not really a mac person. We dont get along. Also looking for 17.3 inch or bigger. Just an all around machine for me and everything i use a computer for xD



#4 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:30

If you can get their darn website loaded, try looking at some eurocom laptops



#5 Tom

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:33

This beast.

 

http://www.engadget....ux301-hands-on/

 

It's not release yet (I think it comes out in November?)

 

If you want something immediately though this is second best imo:

 

http://us.acer.com/a...series/aspires7



#6 OP +Veggie1232

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 09:50

Hmm i might be sold on this: http://www.asus.com/...SUS_ROG_G750JH/



#7 +GreenMartian

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:00

This beast.
http://www.engadget....ux301-hands-on/

Want. Nao. The zenbooks have, in my opinion, the best balance between price, performance, build quality, and beauty, compared to anything else out there. I have always wanted one, but my older ASUS laptop still refuses to die and I couldn't justify getting one "just because" :p

Unfortunately for the OP, they're more about portability and don't come in 17"
 

Hmm i might be sold on this: http://www.asus.com/...SUS_ROG_G750JH/

Looks like a tank. And if my experience with ASUS says anything, it's probably built like one too. My laptop has survived (ab)use for much longer than I had hoped it would when I bought it. The wife also still has an ASUS netbook (from, you know, when netbooks were popular) that just won't die.



#8 68k

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:15

17" (or larger) notebooks are really desktop machines. If you want portability, I'd suggest 15" or less.



#9 OP +Veggie1232

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 10:29

I disagree. Portability to me just means easily moving it from one desk to another... Not going to be walking around all day with it on my back. 

 

Yeah i think im going with the 32gb ram Asus xD Sucks you can only buy it with 24 gb ram already in it though :(



#10 gedstar

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 11:16

I disagree. Portability to me just means easily moving it from one desk to another... Not going to be walking around all day with it on my back. 

 

Yeah i think im going with the 32gb ram Asus xD Sucks you can only buy it with 24 gb ram already in it though :(

 

Believe me 24GB of RAM is more than enough, I use Resource hungry applications on my PC with only 16GB of RAM and it fly's without any problem, with a SSD you'll have no issues at all with 24GB, you'll find it nearly impossible to use that much RAM unless there's something wrong with the PC/Laptop.



#11 sc302

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 14:44

Believe me 24GB of RAM is more than enough, I use Resource hungry applications on my PC with only 16GB of RAM and it fly's without any problem, with a SSD you'll have no issues at all with 24GB, you'll find it nearly impossible to use that much RAM unless there's something wrong with the PC/Laptop.

it depends on what you are doing, ever move a detailed 3d model around in solid works or try to stress test designs? You want a ton of ram and a really good gpu.

#12 Emon

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 14:59

Here .. I priced one up for ya (only thing this is missing is the 17" screen). If I were you, I would get that. :yes:

 

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#13 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 15:15

Sager NP9570 $2,214.00

 

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Display 17.3" 120Hz Full HD Display (1920 x 1080)

Video & Graphics Card Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M

CPU Processor 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Processor

Operating System Genuine MS Windows® 8 64-Bit Edition

Memory 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 2 X 8GB

Hard Disk Drive 1 1TB 7200rpm SATA2 Hard Drive

6X Blu-ray Reader/8X DVD±R/2.4X +DL Super-Multi Drive & Software

Wireless Network Card Internal 802.11 B+G+N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module

Integrated Security Device Fingerprint Reader

Warranty Sager 1 Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty



#14 +BudMan

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 15:21

Hmmmm - to be honest I would prob go with 2 systems. Do you really need to do your video editing and such on a portable system? You could have a beast of a desktop to actually perform the work. While having a lighter laptop with less horse power to be your mobile device.

Its much easier and cheaper to get more horsepower into a desktop platform than mobile. You could have say a 23 or even larger monitor, or even multiple monitors at your desktop for less than $2700 I would think. And then get a cheaper lighter easier to move around mobile device to handle your mobile requirements.

That's just my take on it, without knowing the details of why you need to move from desk to desk to perform horsepower intense work.

#15 ybrett23

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 15:35

dell m6800 :-)

 

i have a m6700,

17.3 "

24 gb ram

i7 quad 

win 8

dual nvidia  and intel graphics 

dual 256 GB ssd's

and spare battery slice.

 

gets me 11 hours with both batterys 

 

only cost £1469