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Laptop at about 750$

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April 24, 2011 3:11:14 PM

First of all hi everyone and Happy Easter.
Like the topic said, i want to buy a laptop (my first one), i don't know which one too pick.

So...
The budget is no more than 750$.
The size i guess would be 15.6"
I would like a desktop replacement but also to take it to college with me and to any business i would have.
As for the battery, i would prefer if it could last me around 4 hours if i just use it for music, office and watching movies, and i guess 2 hours if i'm gaming or if i'm using it for editing or web design. I used to play lots of games on my desktop PC - most of them mmorpg games. I don't want to play that much anymore but if ever want to play again i want it to satisfy my needs if u understand what i mean :)  (like starcraft 2, aion and guild wars 2 are just some of the type of games i like to play - and i dont wanna play them at low :kaola:  ).
Most of the laptops come with a HDD with more than 300 GB - i think thats more than enough for me.

I live in Romania and i'll post the brands and models from a site in my country. Maybe you wont understand everything but u will be able too see "the big picture".

Some other informations: i want to make sense of the screen when i view it from most angles, i don't know if i will buy some external speakers and so i would like, at least till i buy some, the sound to be clear, and to have any other features you guys think i would need (like Bluetooth, esata, - some come with it, some don't). Also, when i'm not gaming i don't want it to get really hot and i also want it to be silent in general.

That being said, here are some models i reviewed:

http://www.emag.ro/laptopuri/notebook-dell-inspiron-n5010-cu-procesor-intel-174-coretm-i5-480m-266-ghz-3gb-320gb-ati-radeon-hd5650-1gb-mars-black--pDL-271873549-271873546
http://www.emag.ro/laptopuri/notebook-acer-emachines-e732g-383g50mnkk-cu-procesor-intel-174-coretm-i3-380m-253ghz-3gb-500gb-ati-radeon-hd5650-1gb-linux--pLX.NCH0C.005
http://www.emag.ro/laptopuri/notebook-acer-aspire-5750g-2314g50mnkk-cu-procesor-intel-174-coretm-i3-2310m-21ghz-4gb-500gb-nvidia-optimus-geforce-gt540m-1gb-linux-negru--pLX.RAZ0C.015
http://www.emag.ro/laptopuri/notebook-toshiba-satellite-l650-1qj-cu-procesor-intel-174-coretm-i3-380m-253ghz-3gb-320gb-ati-madison-lp-1gb-freedos-negru--pL650-1QJ
http://www.emag.ro/laptopuri/notebook-hp-probook-4520s-cu-procesor-intel-174-coretm-i3-380m-253ghz-3gb-320gb-ati-radeon-hd6370-1gb-linux--pXX756EA

I'm also opened to other suggestions.


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a c 244 D Laptop
April 26, 2011 10:37:10 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
I would go with the 3rd option because of having the best CPU/GPU ratio between them
April 26, 2011 11:33:04 AM

Maziar said:
Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
I would go with the 3rd option because of having the best CPU/GPU ratio between them

why? plz give more info...how is the display on this laptop? is it good for outdoor? and what about the keyboard? people say that it isnt that good...
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a c 571 D Laptop
April 26, 2011 11:51:30 AM

No displays are good for outdoors in sunlight. HP ProBook 4520s will be OK outdoors in shade with matte anti-glare display.

-> All the laptops you listed don't include Windows operating system and so will not play the games you listed without a copy of Windows and increasing the costs shown.

Gaming performance with Windows installed:
ATI Radeon HD6370 = StarCraft II on low graphics settings only.
ATI Radeon HD 5650 = StarCraft II OK on medium graphics settings
GeForce GT540M = Starcraft II OK on some high graphics settings


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April 26, 2011 11:56:39 AM

WR2 said:
No displays are good for outdoors in sunlight. HP ProBook 4520s will be OK outdoors in shade with matte anti-glare display.

-> All the laptops you listed don't include Windows operating system and so will not play the games you listed without a copy of Windows and increasing the costs shown.


i have dvds with widows 7 pro genuine...both 32 and 64 bit so that is not a problem for me...that is why i chosen them without preinstaled windows...and btw ... in that link the 6370 has only 64 bit ... this one has 128 bit ... so theres no review yet over that...but i'll look around...u can find some clips with what games the 6370 plays...
a c 571 D Laptop
April 26, 2011 12:11:04 PM

AMD Radeon HD 6370M review 64bit only like the Radeon HD 5470 it's based on.

64bit/128bit won't make much difference anyway.
April 26, 2011 1:11:13 PM

WR2 said:
AMD Radeon HD 6370M review 64bit only like the Radeon HD 5470 it's based on.

64bit/128bit won't make much difference anyway.


Here is a video with the 6370 when playing starcraft 2 on medium-high settings...and that is the 512 mb model...the one on the hp i listed has 1 gb...and it also has a faster cpu and a hdd with 7200 rpm...the one in the video has a 5400 rpm...so i guess the details can only go higher
a c 244 D Laptop
April 26, 2011 3:48:34 PM

There are lots of videos regarding users running games on high settings with a low-end VGA(like 6370M).These guys are either
1)Running the game on low settings but claiming it's high
2)They're running the game on an extremely low resolution like 640x480 or 800x600
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