Your help is needed!
I am not tech savvy with computers, I only know what people tell me I need to have!!
Can you help me find a model for under $800?
I am looking for something similar to the following:
At least Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
second generation i7/i5 (or comparable AMD)
at least 6GB Ram memory upgradeable
larger than 500GB HD
Graphics card (dedicated?) good for gaming
Intel 802.11b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth
Built-in HD webcam and microphone
as many as I can get USB 3.0 port
Memory card reader
Great battery life
Will use computer in the home mostly and a few trips a year.
HP, Toshiba?? Something I can get in the store and not wait to be shipped!!
That backlit keyboard requirement is tricky. Only one I've found so far is @ Staples for $849. Dell XPS 14z-2308ELS 14" Laptop
Core i5-2430M 2.4Ghz, 6GB RAM, 500GB HDD, 14" 1366x768 LCD w/ HD Graphics 3000.
Intel® 2nd Generation Core™ i7 2.2GHz (with Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz)
Battery 6-cell lithium-ion
High-definition widescreen LED-backlit TFT-LCD with TruBrite technology (1600 x 900)
Graphics Card Intel® HD ( NOT sure which one?)
Video Memory 64 - 1696MB (shared)
Digital Media Reader
Built-in facial recognition
USB 2.0 Ports 1 USB 3.0; 3 USB 2.0
Windows 7 Home Premium System Version 64-bit
Wireless 4G WiMAX
Ok I can wait for this laptop now
I think I really want the Blu-Ray, backlit keyboard, bluetooth, 1920x1080 screen, and a graphic card with some decent gaming ability ( not too intensive games mostly Nancy Drew for the kids, Syberia and some older games like Myst and maybe a few new games. )
In addition to the above mentioned requirements of course!
So with these new requirements and the option to customize, which models do you recommend??
What is the difference between the above mentioned graphics cards?
Which is more powerful?
I'm sorry I did go to the links but I could not tell what the major differences were!
I should have mentioned that I use 5 programs pretty much on a daily basis at the same time (Inkscape, Adobe Photoshop, Silhouette America's Silhouette Studio, Make the Cut, and Word. These are programs working with graphics for a cutting machine.), all while the internet is at my disposal to use frequently.
So the type of graphics card I choose will need to accommodate having all these programs open at the same time and maybe a few more like windows snipping tool and iTunes!