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July 23, 2010 9:44:52 PM

1_What is your budget?
$2000

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
14" or above

3_What screen resolution do you want?
1280x800 or above

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable Replacement Laptop

5_How much battery life do you need?
Not an important factor , at least 1 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)?
The Sims 3 , Civilization 4/5.. Fable 2 and 3. High settings and lag-free (super fast..)
No hardcore games like FPS shooters : Cyrsis , Battlefield .. I own a PS3 :) 

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Most important is watching movies and TV shows. I need a computer that can run 1.5 GB HD movies or over, and have a headphone input :p  No video editing.. maybe photoshop? HD is a must

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
350 or more. Preferably 500 GB.

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


10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3 to 4 years. Maybe more.. if it doesn't get damaged.

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
All of the above. Bluray is optional.

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.
I'll stay away from COMPAQ, thank you.. Not a big fan of Dell.. never tried Sony. Owned 2 Toshiba's.

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
If I may ask, which is the best CPU and GPU? I hear the Intel Core i7 is very good.. and as for the GPU.. I can't seem to find which is the best.. Like I said no hardcore gaming xD

BQ: If I buy a laptop with a bad GPU .. can I replace it with any graphics card and does it depend entirely on the CPU?

xoxo.

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a b D Laptop
July 23, 2010 10:02:19 PM

xoxo_ar said:
1_What is your budget?
$2000

2_What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?
14" or above

3_What screen resolution do you want?
1280x800 or above

4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable Replacement Laptop

5_How much battery life do you need?
Not an important factor , at least 1 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)?
The Sims 3 , Civilization 4/5.. Fable 2 and 3. High settings and lag-free (super fast..)
No hardcore games like FPS shooters : Cyrsis , Battlefield .. I own a PS3 :) 

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Most important is watching movies and TV shows. I need a computer that can run 1.5 GB HD movies or over, and have a headphone input :p  No video editing.. maybe photoshop? HD is a must

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
350 or more. Preferably 500 GB.

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


10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?
3 to 4 years. Maybe more.. if it doesn't get damaged.

11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?
All of the above. Bluray is optional.

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.
I'll stay away from COMPAQ, thank you.. Not a big fan of Dell.. never tried Sony. Owned 2 Toshiba's.

14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.
If I may ask, which is the best CPU and GPU? I hear the Intel Core i7 is very good.. and as for the GPU.. I can't seem to find which is the best.. Like I said no hardcore gaming xD

BQ: If I buy a laptop with a bad GPU .. can I replace it with any graphics card and does it depend entirely on the CPU?

xoxo.


Hi there,

You should check out the Alienware M15x. It has a super fast processor (2.8 GHz Intel® Core™ i7-720QM) and NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 240M graphics. Although you mentioned you won't be doing any hard-core gaming, this laptop will definitely be able to play the games you mentioned without a problem.

What do you think?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
July 23, 2010 10:30:24 PM

The design is amazing. Will the graphics card run my games on high without lag? :X I'm mainly going to buy it because of the games.. and if it lags .. ugh :X
Can you answer some of my questions please?

In the processor options.. which one is the best one.. ? Do you look at the Turbo Mode or the one after the XXXQM "___"GHz ?

Intel® CoreTM i7 720QM 1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i7 820QM 1.73GHz(3.06GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i7 920XM 2.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i7 620M 2.66GHz (3.33GHz Turbo Mode, 4MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i5 540M 2.53GHz (3.06GHz Turbo Mode, 3MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i5 430M 2.26GHz (2.53GHz Turbo Mode, 3MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i3 330M 2.13GHz (3MB Cache)

What about the Hard Drive?
250GB3 5,400RPM
128GB3, 256GB3 - Solid State Drive

Can it hold 500 GB? or is it not listed

Thanks Isabella <3
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a c 244 D Laptop
July 24, 2010 8:17:30 AM

AW M15x is good, but i recommend you to take a look at Sager NP8690 instead,its got better specs and its cheaper
http://www.xoticpc.com/sager-np8690-built-clevo-w860cu-...
As for the CPUs,well Turbo mode is important,but its not as important as the clock speed.
IMO go with i7 720QM because it has the best price/performance ratio.
a b D Laptop
July 26, 2010 6:43:35 PM

xoxo_ar said:
The design is amazing. Will the graphics card run my games on high without lag? :X I'm mainly going to buy it because of the games.. and if it lags .. ugh :X
Can you answer some of my questions please?

In the processor options.. which one is the best one.. ? Do you look at the Turbo Mode or the one after the XXXQM "___"GHz ?

Intel® CoreTM i7 720QM 1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i7 820QM 1.73GHz(3.06GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i7 920XM 2.0GHz (3.2GHz Turbo Mode, 8MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i7 620M 2.66GHz (3.33GHz Turbo Mode, 4MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i5 540M 2.53GHz (3.06GHz Turbo Mode, 3MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i5 430M 2.26GHz (2.53GHz Turbo Mode, 3MB Cache)
Intel® CoreTM i3 330M 2.13GHz (3MB Cache)

What about the Hard Drive?
250GB3 5,400RPM
128GB3, 256GB3 - Solid State Drive

Can it hold 500 GB? or is it not listed

Thanks Isabella <3


Hi there,

It can hold 250 GB. Have you considered getting an external hard drive?

Cheers,
Isabella
MSFT Windows Outreach Team
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