Laptop choice help!

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  1. 0927123
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    help me choose.

    well I have these 2 in mind.

    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Productcompar...e=1&bop=And

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    ASUS N81 Series N81Vp-X1
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    ASUS G Series G51J-A1

    I'm thinking of performance and portability. I don't care if the battery life is low, I'll plug it in always anyways. Don't want the overpriced alienware stuff. Considered Macbook Pros but they're coming on a refresh (can't wait, well maybe) and I need one right now for school work. Also some light gaming (maxing sims 3). Size should also range from 11" to 15.6 max.

    Anymore suggestions are welcome!
     


  2. Sao Mortel

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    My next purchase is gonna be
    1. a ASUS EEE netbook running windows XP
    2. a Mac mini
    this duo is everything I would need with both PC and MAC
    and you got more juice than a macbook Pro for same dough
     
  3. Joe88

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    you get a lot more power with the G51J-A1, i7 quad-core and GTX260M

    just put hackintosh on the netbook so you dont have to bother with apples BS prices
     
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    If you don't care about battery life or fan noise: the i7 one. the 720qm is beating even the latest c2d/c2q mobile processors
    If you want longer battery life: the P8700 one. it's a 25W TDP Processor, so it won't drain your battery that fast

    The i7 also has a FullHD (1980*1080) screen, which is really nice to work with, but there are people with bad eyes which think this resolution is too high for a 15 incher. so maybe look at this one in a store first?

    But if you don't really need it now: Wait! Intel is about to release arrandale. those are dual core nehalem processors with lower TDPs than the current mobile i7s
     
  6. 0927123
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    like until when do I have to wait? Also the fan noise, is it that loud? Is it also a hassle to put a 15.6 vs 14" laptop on a backpack and go to university everyday?

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    umm yeah people I don't care about your specs. Stop hijacking the thread! Thank You.
     
  7. Dark Blade

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    Get a Macbook Air! Awesome and light
     
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    lo isnt that a bit too expensive [​IMG]
     
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    yes it is pretty expensive. I've given macs a thought for some time and came up that I can get better spec'd laptops for the same price, even lower. Like Asus for example. I have a classmate that's been using his Asus laptop for 3-4 years and it still works. Nways, I need to max out sims 3 that is my little benchmark for my laptop choice. Also to use adobe products smoothly and film editing software(vegas,premiere).
     
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    The new processors are about to release in january...so I guess most manufacturers will use them in late january/february

    at least in the Dell Studio 15 the i7 gives a significant boost in fan noise vs. the core2duo versions

    although, if you're doing a lot of video editing a strong processor is necessary if you get into the professional range. despite this, if you're taking it with you everyday you might consider a subnotebook.

    BTW: I have a Asus laptop aswell, which was repaired now for the 3rd time within the first year of ownership...so I cannot say this is good quality...

    I would suggest you to look at better quality stuff like Thinkpads...sturdy, but expensive
     
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    Movie editing usually requires a strong processor, which laptops can lack. You will be paying a premium to get anything near that privelage on a laptop.
    Have you thought about getting a decent spec desktop for movie editing and then a netbook for mobility purposes?
     
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    i really want to get rid of my really old desktop system and I don't want the clunkiness of a desktop anymore. Anymore suggestions on portable power laptops? Nways thanks guys for the response, this is so much better than yahoo answers!
     
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    Where is Hackintosh VS. a MAC? I am thinking of compatibility problems and a lot of fiddling here. right or wrong?
     
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    netbooks are quite well supported since they are very similar. normal notebooks are avaible in such a variety, so that most of them aren't supported very well and it's a lot of fiddling
     
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    I have a 15.6" now
    not that much of a hassle, I wouldnt put it into a back pack though
    I just have a laptop bag thats gives it the proper protection
     
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    joe what laptop do you use right now? yeah pretty expensive mac air it's like wafer ready to snap any time -_-
     
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    it's been a while. well hmm still I don't have a laptop. I'm looking now for some good build quality laptops like it can last for at least 3-4 years and some laptops that run cool on intensive work load. Any laptop like that? either one is okay. both is better haha
     
  19. Raki

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    go for a thinkpad - afaik their cooling is quite good as well, but they are more expensive than a average laptop...
     
  20. Joe88

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    there geared towards business rather then entertainment, gaming, or other stuff as big blue has always been about or I should say lenovo now