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Business laptop -fast and of coarse cheap

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September 28, 2011 7:31:37 AM

Hello,

1. What is your budget? $1000 or less $700 would be better

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering? 15.6" or less

3. What screen resolution do you want? not a deciding factor

4. Do you need a portable or desktop replacement laptop? desktop replacement

5. How much battery life do you need? not a deciding factor

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)?
no
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

Running Tons of applications simultaneously Usually 10+ Microsoft excel windows, 5 plus Microsoft visio drawings, 1 powerpoint , 1 microsoft mappoint, 5-10 browser windows, 1 streaming music, Google earth, Lots of Outlook email windows, may a word document or 2.

This is what I do all day, I would like to have a lag free machine that can handle running a lot of apps at once with quick performance.



8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need? not that much... SSD? (currently using 109 GB)

9. If you are considering specific sites to buy from, please post their links.

10. How long do you want to keep your laptop? 4 years

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ? not a deciding factor

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.

13. What country do you live in?
USA
14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

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a c 572 D Laptop
September 28, 2011 3:08:31 PM

Hello Dman77;

Right around your $700 budget point: HP ProBook 4530s 15" notebook $729
Core i5-2410M (2.3 GHz) CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD w/ Intel HD 3000 graphics.
An upgrade to 8GB of RAM is a great option for you and something you can do yourself for about $30.
HP ProBook 4530s Review

or with a quad core CPU: HP ProBook 4530s $870
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a c 572 D Laptop
September 28, 2011 3:11:37 PM

Dman77 said:
7. What other tasks do you want to do with your laptop? (Photo/Video editing, Etc.)

Running Tons of applications simultaneously Usually 10+ Microsoft excel windows, 5 plus Microsoft visio drawings, 1 powerpoint , 1 microsoft mappoint, 5-10 browser windows, 1 streaming music, Google earth, Lots of Outlook email windows, may a word document or 2.
You can increase the performance of your laptop by streamlining your work flow.
And you can probably benefit greatly by using a 2nd monitor - something in a higher resolution 1920x1080 screen.
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September 28, 2011 3:43:51 PM

Good advice there about another monitor, you may want to have 2 external monitors most of the time and just run the laptop in a docking station. I find that using a laptop screen along with a monitor a bit clumsy not just due to the resolution changes but also due to the how they line up. For that may windows you may want to look at a 17" screen.
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October 3, 2011 5:10:03 PM

thanks for the help guys
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October 3, 2011 5:12:57 PM

I am looking into the HP core i7. I have tried using dual monitors with the laptop screen as the second screen before, but it sometimes seems like more work trying to keep it organized and working properly.
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