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Help buying new laptop

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August 9, 2010 3:09:35 AM

Hello, I am trying to decide on which laptop out of these would be the best to suit my needs and for the money I will be spending my budget is around 800$ Canadian I will be using my laptop for music production(fl studio)(albelton live) watching hd video and surfing the web here our the links to the ones I am considering;Computers;Computer%20Systems;Notebooks;Sony%20VAIO%20E%20Series%202.26GHz%2015.5inch%20Notebook%20-%20VPCEB26FXBI&Catalog=Computers&Category=Notebooks&ProductID=4451845&ProductTab=3

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a b D Laptop
August 9, 2010 3:13:33 AM

Out of the two (the second link doesn't work), I'd shoot for the Gateway. They both have the same processor and the Samsung does have a better GPU, but I do not think it justifies an extra $100, especially for your use.
August 9, 2010 3:31:00 AM

Thanks I fixed the link to the second one I should also mention that having a good looking display is a factor as well since most of the content I will be watching well be hd I do plan on getting a hdtv down the road to stream hd video to it.
also im not to sure which is the better brand Gateway,sony, or samsung Ive heard the I might have more problems with a gateway then a sony and since samsung is new on the market haven't heard much about them
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August 19, 2010 12:54:37 AM

Best answer selected by bionic funk.
August 20, 2010 9:16:42 PM

well if I were you I would go for mac, but they are more expensive. Just like the software for music production would cost more than $800, and if you are a band and are doing concerts with that laptop it is not a good idea to pirate it, I would say about a two thousand dollar budget sounds better, you can get like a macbook, and good professional software.