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In desperate need of a new Laptop HELP!!

Looking for the best laptop, willing to pay as much as $1000-$1200. I do a lot of music production on my laptop(Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5974), which isn't that bad but I can only use but so many plug-ins(like 2 or 3) at a time. It sucks when your trying to get some work done and the computer cant keep up, making save unfinished, leaving me extremely vexed at times. Instead of speeding up my laptop i'd rather buy a whole new one completely.Like i said early, I'm in dire need of high performance, not worried about Hard drive space seeing as i have jump drives and a portable laptop. PLZZ!! If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate opinions from people who actually know what they're talking about, rather than accepting advice from someone with a good sales pitch.
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  1. This topic has been moved from the section Other Consumer Electronics to section Laptops & Notebooks by Hunter315
  2. Hello E_5;

    That 2.1Ghz single core AMD Mobile Sempron SI-42 in your Satellite L305D-S5974 is a very weak CPU.

    ASUS N53SV 15" Entertainment notebook $970
    Core i7 2630QM(2.00GHz) quad core CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD 7200rpm DVD Burner, 15.6" 1920x1080 Full HD LCD screen w/ GeForce GT 540M graphics

    Asus N53SV Notebook review


    Just a thought: Have you thought about a small form factor desktop computer instead? You'd get better overall performance using desktop CPUs.
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    @ ~$300 less this Dell XPS 15 Core i5 $670 deal would also do very well for your needs.
    Core i5-2410M (2.3GHz) dual core CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD7200rpm HDD, DVD burner, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ GeForce GT 525M graphics.

    Dell XPS 15 L502X (Sandy Bridge) Review - note this review model was heavily upgraded with quad core CPU, high res LCD screen, Blu-Ray play and more. But the review does a good job explaining the standard chassis features and showing what it looks like.
  4. Thank you to everybody who replied..I'll be looking at those laptops on my day off then ill pick the best answer
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