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Need help choosing a laptop!!! Please help!!!

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September 11, 2012 6:14:59 PM

Hey everyone.

There are 6 laptops I'm looking at right now. I'm trying to decide which one to get.

Here are my questions:
- Which laptop is the best "bang for the buck" overall?
- Which laptop would be the most reliable? Best brand with best hardware sort-of thing?
- Which laptop is the best for gaming?
- How well would the Samsung laptop (the one for $649.99) compare to the other three laptops? Given that it's $100-$150 less than the other three, does it compare at all, or is actually worth spending an extra $100-$150?


In order, from cheapest to most expensive:

Samsung NP355V4-S01CA
14" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
AMD A10-4600M Quad-Core APU @ 2.3GHz (turbo up to 3.1GHz)
750GB 5400RPM HDD
6GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
1GB Dedicated Video Memory
Link: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/samsung-samsung-...
Price: $649.99 + tax

Lenovo P580
15.6" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
Intel Core i7-3520M Dual-Core w/Hyperthreading @ 2GHz (not sure what it actually overclocks to)
750GB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
2GB Dedicated Video Memory
Link: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/lenovo-lenovo-id...
Price: $699.99 + tax (on sale until Sept. 13th. Regular price is $799.99)

HP M6-1058CA
15.6" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core w/Hyperthreading @ 2.5GHz (turbo up to 3.1GHz)
750GB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3 RAM (unsure of speed)
AMD Radeon HD 7670M
2GB Dedicated Video Memory
Link: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-...
Price: $749.99 + tax (on sale until Sept. 13th. Regular price is $799.99)

HP B4T87UA#ABL
15.6" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core w/Hyperthreading @ 2.5GHz (turbo up to 3.1GHz)
750GB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
1GB Dedicated Video Memory (it says 1.5GB but I'm going to assume that's a typo)
Link: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hew...
Price: $799.99 + tax (online only)

Acer Aspire AS5755G-9417
15.6" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
Intel Core i7-2670QM Quad-Core w/Hyperthreading @ 2.2GHz (turbo up to 3.1GHz)
1TB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
2GB Dedicated Video Memory
Link: http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/acer-acer-aspire-15...
Price: $799.99 + tax

ASUS K55VD-DB51
15.6" Screen
1366 x 768 Resolution
Intel Core i5-3210M Dual-Core w/Hyperthreading @ 2.5GHz (turbo up to 3.1GHz)
750GB 5400RPM HDD
8GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM
NVIDIA GeForce GT 610M
1GB Dedicated Video Memory
Link: http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/asus-asus-15-6-i...
Price: $799.99 + tax (online only)

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September 12, 2012 2:35:04 AM

8 hours later and still no responses...? Wow...
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September 12, 2012 2:49:42 AM

You may be getting a lack of responses because you provided 6 choices which is probably more than the average viewer is willing to take time an analyze. You may want to narrow it down to 2 or 3 laptops to increase the number of responses. The lower the better.

If I was in the market for a laptop these days I would be focused towards ASUS or Lenovo as I believe they are the better laptop companies. I say that as a rule in general.

Personally I would save up some more money and go for one of the ASUS Republic of Gamers Laptops like this G74. I am sure newer models have been released since G74 however this product line by ASUS is very impressive. Especially the venting. I think most laptops are not properly cooled. However this one cooled extremely well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGyc36KKdRw
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September 12, 2012 6:22:22 PM

Every laptop he listed is 720. But of the one's he listed I'd go with the A10 & 7670m. It was what I was looking at before I saw a Y570 new in the Lenovo outlet for $575. With tax I payed only $620. If he can get a good deal like that he can get a great laptop.
http://outlet.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/outle...
To get the best deal I had to check every day (they add laptops a few times a week, good deals go fast).
Look for Y570's both new and refurbished have 1 year warranty. Make sure it's the Y570 with a 555m (although they use one that's just an overclocked 550m it does good in games and I was able to OC mine to 900 clock from 753.
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