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Picking a good looking laptop [REVISED VERSION!!!]

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April 20, 2013 3:24:43 PM

Hi! this is a sort of re-post of my last "picking a good looking laptop", so lets just pretend that one never existed.
So, I am looking for a companion gaming laptop for my 1500$ gaming desktop- but my laptop buget, well... its only 500$. I know I really cant get a "gaming" laptop in that range, but im not really looking for a amazing laptop, just one that looks cool. Now, I know what your saying- "Dude, all you see is the screen and keyboard, WTF u need a good looking one when you can get a bad lookin one with wayyyyy better graphics and such." and the answer to that is....
[INSERT DRUMROLL HERE]
I am a vain, petty, and shallow freak, who wants to make his buds jealous. so yeah.
(btw, if worst comes to worst, I might get a laptop skin.)
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April 20, 2013 3:32:51 PM

Any 'amazing looking' laptop will look exactly the same as someone else who bought the same one.

Buy whatever, and slap a custom skin on it.
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April 20, 2013 3:36:47 PM

Wait for Haswell, on board intel hd graphics supposed to be around 650m. I have a 650m and game on it regularly. But I also have a gaming desktop.
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April 20, 2013 3:36:55 PM

USAFRet said:
Any 'amazing looking' laptop will look exactly the same as someone else who bought the same one.

Buy whatever, and slap a custom skin on it.


Im aware of the skin option, but preferably a machine with some cool metal texture too.
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April 20, 2013 3:40:11 PM

MANOFKRYPTONAK said:
Wait for Haswell, on board intel hd graphics supposed to be around 650m. I have a 650m and game on it regularly. But I also have a gaming desktop.


The Haswell what? sorry, Im a bit of a newbie in the laptop world.
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April 20, 2013 3:49:52 PM

Haswell is intels new chip architecture that is coming out, its the next generation of CPUs and sounds impressive to me and worth waiting for. Should get you more performance for 500. I have a buddy though that has a refurbished ASUS, like a 14" or so that he has had for two or three years, it looks good and he got it for 500. Lenovo Y500 and 580 look good, if you can find one refurbished
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April 20, 2013 5:04:11 PM

MANOFKRYPTONAK said:
Haswell is intels new chip architecture that is coming out, its the next generation of CPUs and sounds impressive to me and worth waiting for. Should get you more performance for 500. I have a buddy though that has a refurbished ASUS, like a 14" or so that he has had for two or three years, it looks good and he got it for 500. Lenovo Y500 and 580 look good, if you can find one refurbished


Can you give me the model of the asus? I have found they have some cool ones.
Lenvova Y500: yowzas! first google search, amazon is selling for 1000.
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April 20, 2013 5:19:05 PM

You will have to get refurbished, just look at pics.
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April 21, 2013 6:50:53 AM

MANOFKRYPTONAK said:
You will have to get refurbished, just look at pics.


okay I give up : : ( can you give me a link for a Y500? I can find none.
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April 21, 2013 9:49:56 AM

There will be different versions of the integrated graphics in mobile Haswell CPUs. The least powerful will be the Intel HD 4600 which is estimated to be about 20% more powerful than the current Intel HD 4000. I believe the Intel HD 5200e (Intel HD 5200 + eDRAM) is the fastest version which so far is rumored to be about equal to the nVidia GT 650m.

No real information is out yet (at least none that I've seen). I suspect the Intel HD 5200e will only be equipped in Intel's higher end CPUs meaning the Core i7 CPUs. I could be wrong, it may appear in the Core i5 CPUs as well. Only time will tell.
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April 21, 2013 6:06:39 PM

jaguarskx said:
There will be different versions of the integrated graphics in mobile Haswell CPUs. The least powerful will be the Intel HD 4600 which is estimated to be about 20% more powerful than the current Intel HD 4000. I believe the Intel HD 5200e (Intel HD 5200 + eDRAM) is the fastest version which so far is rumored to be about equal to the nVidia GT 650m.

No real information is out yet (at least none that I've seen). I suspect the Intel HD 5200e will only be equipped in Intel's higher end CPUs meaning the Core i7 CPUs. I could be wrong, it may appear in the Core i5 CPUs as well. Only time will tell.


I think that would be awesome, I suspect lower power and heat? If I were the OP I would wait a three more months and see what Haswell brings, I'm excited for it!
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April 21, 2013 6:09:21 PM

the y500 would be used and an older model try Amazon I found a bunch...
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April 23, 2013 3:28:36 PM

olin9 said:
The Y500 is on the Lenovo web site on sale with free shipping $470 off.

http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/Len...


its still outa my price range, sorry.
in case your wondering, im still watching this thread, having picking a desktop case troubles.
90 views, and like 10 respondes? : : ( common people I really do need answers.
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