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April 17, 2010 2:57:33 AM

My laptop just recently died and I'm looking for a solid laptop that will be good for programming, (Java, PHP, C++, etc) and playing an occasional game.
I ideally would like to spend as little as possible 600-1000 (less or more is welcome but for more has to have a good reason).

1_What is your budget?

600-1000

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

no preference

3_What screen resolution do you want?

no preference just not too small

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?

desktop replacement

5_How much battery life do you need?

at least an hour

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? If so then please list the games that you want to with the settings that you want for these games. (Low,Medium or High)?

medium/low on modern games

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)

Programming with programs like eclipse

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?

more than 100GB, i'd prefer a 7200RPM drive as well

9_If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

none yet

10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?

at least 2 or 3 years

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

no preference

12_Please tell us about the brands that you prefer to buy from them and the brands that you don't like and explain the reasons.

Asus C90S just had one and it was junk

13_What country do you live in?

USA


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April 17, 2010 3:54:18 AM

lostandwandering said:
That's actually a pretty decent system for the money, though I'm not really a fan of Acer. This Sony would be worth looking at too: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mostly the same, but you get an upgraded CPU (520M at 2.4ghz)

interesting but i feel that $100 more for 140MHZ isn't really worth it
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April 17, 2010 4:49:14 AM

2real said:
interesting but i feel that $100 more for 140MHZ isn't really worth it


You're also losing 180gb on the HDD with the Sony. You are basically paying for the Sony brand. I don't feel it's worth it. Was just a suggestion if you wanted to avoid Acer for any reason.
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April 17, 2010 5:55:39 AM

lostandwandering said:
You're also losing 180gb on the HDD with the Sony. You are basically paying for the Sony brand. I don't feel it's worth it. Was just a suggestion if you wanted to avoid Acer for any reason.

I've read reviews of the Acer and i've heard nothing but good things about it, so that's why I lean towards the Acer.
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April 17, 2010 6:22:36 PM

would you recommend the acer or the toshiba?
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April 18, 2010 1:45:53 AM

toshiba is wayyyyy better, they are very reliable and stable machines

the only problem is they can overheat, so go with an ATI card so it stays cool, if you go fermi and a toshiba, you can cook a steak on the laptop
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April 18, 2010 4:32:39 AM

Upendra09 said:
toshiba is wayyyyy better, they are very reliable and stable machines

the only problem is they can overheat, so go with an ATI card so it stays cool, if you go fermi and a toshiba, you can cook a steak on the laptop


There is no Fermi for laptops. The GT 300 series is just another rebadged GT 200 chip:
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The card supports DirectX 10.1 and all the features of the GT 230M / 240M (as it is based on the same GT216 core).


Do not expect Fermi in laptops for a long time.
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April 19, 2010 10:04:36 AM

well the asus g60jx is awsome but lacks dx11 also there is the toshiba qosmio X505-Q860
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April 20, 2010 12:48:01 AM

lostandwandering said:
There is no Fermi for laptops. The GT 300 series is just another rebadged GT 200 chip:
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The card supports DirectX 10.1 and all the features of the GT 230M / 240M (as it is based on the same GT216 core).


Do not expect Fermi in laptops for a long time.


i knwo there aren't but i was just saying, imagine the heat :??: 
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September 5, 2010 8:11:54 PM

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