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HP Envy 14 or Sony Vaio Y series

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September 12, 2010 12:14:59 PM

Hello,
i looking for high end Laptop for my university research i do a lot of Matlab, matrix computation and image processing.
i love small screen size and portable laptop with high graphic cards is essential . i saw Envy with I7 14" and Y series with upgraded to I5 is there any recommendations or review or even is there any other models more fine , should i Waite to thanks giving for expected surprise in price or models .
thanks for your kind support.
1_What is your budget? I guess around $1500.
But, this is loose. I would prefer to pay less, but may be willing to slightly more.

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

13"- 15" screen, i prefer small screen

3_What screen resolution do you want?
I will use the laptop all day, so the best screen resolution would be great.


4_Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop?
Portable, but I need high performance.

5_How much battery life do you need?
It would be nice to have more than 3 hours of battery life. and it would be nice to be able to watch a

movie or something.

6_Do you want to play games with your laptop? mainly no games

7_What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo / Video editing,watching movies, Etc.)
I use it for my research with Matlab and Image processing and solving mathematical models in C++ , so I need high performance.

8_How much storage (H.D.D Capacity) do you need?
I guess it would be nice to have a couple hundred GB


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Acer Aspire 5820T

Notebook Specifications
Processor: Intel Core i5 430M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Hard Disk:500GB 5400RPM
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1144$


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Cons:
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Dell Studio 14


Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core Processor 1.6GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
14.0” High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife™ and Camera
8X Slot Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
4GB1 Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
500GB2 SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 1GB3
High Definition Audio 2.0
Dell Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini-Card
56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery

1020$ widout tax and shipping

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Cons:
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Dell 1749

Processor:Intel® Core™ i5-450M 2.4GHz (2.66GHz Turbo Mode, 3M Cache)
Display:17.3” HD+ (900p) Bright LED Display with TrueLife™ and Camera
Optical Drive:8X Slot Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
RAM:4GB1 Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
Hard Disk:320GB2 7200 RPM3 SATA Hard Drive
Graphics CardLIntel® HD Graphics
Price:889$

Pros:
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Cons:
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