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New laptop, reliability before performance.

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September 4, 2010 4:51:03 PM



Looking for a new laptop. are looking for something relaible, well built with a good battery, performance is not the key issue, though it will be used for HD tv and blu-ray movies(ripped files not discs)

1_What is your budget?

Live in Denmark, so it is difficult to say, but about 800$

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

would like at least 15" on the monitor

3_What screen resolution do you want?
the best I can get within my budget


5_How much battery life do you need?

the best I can get within my budget

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)?


gaming performance is irrelevant

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
Email, general internet usage, streaming, video and tv in HD quality, would like a HDMI video port.


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


250 gb minimum



10_How long do you want to keep your laptop?

3-5 years, reliability is the main thing for me, something solid and well built.
 
11_What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

DVD-ROM

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.

no preferred brands, something with a good reputation for relaiability

13_What country do you live in?

Denmark
 
14_Please tell us any additional information if needed.v
September 4, 2010 11:34:22 PM

If you do an internet search on "laptop reliability" you will find surveys showing ASUS and Toshiba usually ranking best and HP usually ranking last.
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September 5, 2010 7:47:45 AM

rpg123 said:
If you do an internet search on "laptop reliability" you will find surveys showing ASUS and Toshiba usually ranking best and HP usually ranking last.



Cool!!

so Asus or toshiba it will be!

found me a ASUS (strangely that model didn't appear on newegg)

but it has a hm55 express mobo
I3 330m CPU
4 gb RAM 1066 mhz
500 gb hdd
15'6" monitor with a 1366 x 768 resolution
hdmi port
Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

the only issue is the graphics adaapter wich is a ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145. is this enough for HD tv and HD video???
September 5, 2010 8:13:29 AM

hd video decoding is mainly dependend on processor. however, graphics card now help a lot to, starting form ATI HD 3200, which is a graphics chip, all laptops i belive are capable of decoding FULL HD video and so the graphics card should be MORE THEN ENOUGH.
September 5, 2010 8:18:31 AM

sorry posted in the wrong area..
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