Good ole Laptop Comparison

June 26, 2009 at 10:01:58
Specs: Windows XP
Hey guys,

Preamble: I know I haven't posted here in these forums much before, but I have been looking for a new place to call home. I used to post at Computer Power User forums, but they weren't much variety in posters.

Anyway, I wanted you input when deciding on a laptop. I am a small business owner, but I would love to be able to play some games and movies in my off time. I got a nice grant from my investors to buy some computing equipment, so I have been looking in the 1500-2000 dollar range, as I want this to be a lasting investment.

Currently, a friend of mine gets a Dell discount-it's like 2-5% but I still was looking to use it. But I would be open to any other vendors, let me know please.

Current comparison models:
Studio XPS 16

I think I would benefit from the 2 Duo T9550.

But not really sure... Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



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June 26, 2009 at 12:36:32
Laptops are ok for gaming, but you could build an i7 Quad Desktop for about $2000 that would run circles around a lot of laptops. That's just my opinion. Course that wouldn't include peripherals (mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc.).

Out of the ones you listed, I would choose the $1799 one (the 3rd one from the left) because it has a higher processor cache and clock speed.

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June 26, 2009 at 14:44:40
Thanks for the advice. I agree with the 1799 product, maybe even grabbing the faster processor.

I just recently built a desktop and am not looking for that. Mobile is what Im looking to buy right now.

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June 26, 2009 at 15:11:10
why a laptop? If you want something that will last a laptop is the last thing to buy, IMO.

BTW, this is your first post here. At least under the user name you now have.

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June 27, 2009 at 10:33:55
I agree with OtheHill. Personally, I wouldn't do serious gaming on a laptop, a desktop is better suited. You would get way better gaming performance, and more upgradability from a desktop anyway.

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