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New Notebook €600-€1000

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November 19, 2011 9:49:42 PM

1. What is your budget?

$600-1000

2. What is the size of the notebook that you are considering?

15.6 maximum,13.3" minimum

3. What screen resolution do you want?

1366x768 or higher ( 1080p would be very nice )

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

Both really.

5. How much battery life do you need?

~ 8hrs

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)?

Possibility of gaming, not a priority

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

General use and business.

8. How much storage (Hard Drive capacity) do you need?

500GB or more if possible

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

http://www.scan.co.uk/
http://www.newegg.com/

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

As long as possible, next 2 years atleast.

11. What kind of Optical drive do you need? DVD ROM/Writer,Bluray ROM/Writer,Etc ?

DVD-ROM, but wouldn't mind blu-ray

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.

Brands we disapprove of: Dell ( my Dad hates dell from experience ) HP ( I their notebook designs, especially their keyboards, Arggh )

13. What country do you live in?
The Republic of Ireland, Dublin City.

14. Please tell us any additional information if needed.

I am looking for a notebook as a gift for my Dad, he needs a fast and portable laptop for work and home use. I would like it if we were to include a SSD. I was considering an ASUS N55SF. Your recommendations? Thanks.

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a c 572 D Laptop
November 19, 2011 10:29:05 PM

The ASUS N55SF with it's GT 555M graphics card is about as good a gaming option you'll find in a mid-range multi-purpose laptop.
Core i7-2670QM 2.2Ghz Quad Core CPU, 6GB RAM, 640GB 5400rpm HDD, 15.6" 1920x1080 LCD w/ GT 555M graphics
2.72kg, includes Blu-Ray reader DVD burner, USB 3.0 & Bluetooth 3.0 but only about 5hrs max battery life, about 4hrs in more normal WiFi surfing mode.

@ saveonlaptops.co.uk
ASUS N55SF-S2342V 15" notebook £624 not incl UK VAT
a c 572 D Laptop
November 19, 2011 10:46:07 PM

An option with better battery life and a slightly lower price to help you afford adding a SSD. You'll want to add your own to save a lot, but you won't get anything like 500GB storage. 128GB seems to be a good compromise.

@ saveonlaptops.co.uk
ASUS U46SV-WX044X 14" notebook £566 not incl UK VAT
Core i5-2410M 2.3GHz Dual Core CPU, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 14" 1366x768 LCD w/ GT 540M graphics
2.1Kg, USB 3.0 & Bluetooth 2.0 and about double the battery life of the N55SF.

Asus U46SV-WX044X review
Crucial M4 258GB SSD CT128M4Solid State Drive2CCA with Transfer Kit £176 (VAT incl there I think)


Asus N55SF-S1124V Notebook review (not an identical model)
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