Solved 2013 laptop models to choose from.

January 31, 2013 at 12:30:18
Specs: windows 7, i7
Whats the best reliable brand laptop model to have now in the 17" range? All around internaly too? And good specs? For media and watching movies also emailing? CPU, Ram, memory, etc...

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February 1, 2013 at 02:01:10

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.

January 31, 2013 at 14:14:04
If all you plan on doing is what you mentioned above then most any model will work for you. The only real suggestion I'll make is put as much RAM as you can in it.

I suggest you use google and just do some research on your own. Read reviews, compare prices, then decide.

Google is your friend

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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January 31, 2013 at 16:50:33
Still don't understand why u need a new laptop, u were told "Every brand has its lemons, that doesnt just apply to computers"
As i told u before it is normal for them to overheat after a while (even if u go to another brand it will overheat if not taken care well).

You know the real meaning of peace only if you have been through the war.

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January 31, 2013 at 23:22:32
That's accepted. Just would like some input as to finding good a reliable laptop brand or model. Just looking for good investment with not too many kinks arising. A good track record brand.

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February 1, 2013 at 02:01:10
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February 1, 2013 at 04:00:45
mmm thank you for this post - and not the least the two links reply 4.

In the process of replacing my elderly (olde...?) Acer Aspire1692wlmi - and the choice isn't as straightforward as I'd have liked...

Viewing angles now seem an issue for some current models; as now they're led (backlit) displays; compared to the earlier tft of yore...

Keyboards seem to be less than they might be too on many; and now often the scratch/touch-pad is displaced left - to accommodate a number pad... Can't see why that is needed as when numbers are along the top row (shared with fn keys) works fine for me...

Another issue is of course the dvd combo unit. Many are still OK with AnyDVD (as a means of bypassing the region settings on commercial disks); but sadly many of the Matsh.ta (cheap 'n nasty units...) aren't and thus wise to check which make/model of drive is installed... Similarly if one wishes to flash a drive to rcp1 standard/settings...

And then there's the OS... Win-7 systems are holding a high price currently; while win-8 are often cheaper... Having browsed a little around the Win-8 systems... not totally against going for one ;but cautious nonetheless. How much would I miss the Start button and thus easy access to the "run" dialogue box etc.; or is there a way to deal with that item?

Drivers to are an issue.I have a '1995 Epson laser printer for which drivers stopped after XP; but it wil emulate and work fine as an HP4. Fortunately HP have now provided (or was it M$) a suitable set of drivers within Win-8 installation - or print drivers update path - thus allowing HP4 series to work on - for now at least.. And fortunately my Canon MP600R is still supported in Win-8.

I'd appreciate any comments re' the merits or otherwise of going for win-8 over win-7 as it will be new laptop...

Should add I also have a Macbook Pro 13ins (with XP and win-7 in VMs); and may consider a 15ins version of it too; and make it dual-boot win-7 or 8 accordingly via boot-camp). As the Apple combo burners (Superdrive) aren't always "flashable..." (via a windows system of course), and VLC won't work anymore in Mac OSX-10.6 forwards..., nor will AnyDVD (from within a Windows VM environment)... I am wondering if running Win-7 or 8 as a stand-alone (boot-camp) installation will circumvent the AnyDVD situation in a VM at least?

Mind you I could also go for a small tower system and run windows 7 or 8 on that as one might ask do I need two laptops...? The bulk of my work (mostly home-office) is done on my Aspire at present - which also runs an excellent (Acer 19ins) second display. the Macbook s more for travelling etc..

Decisions, decisions, decisions...

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