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Looking For New Laptop

by Killakrispys / December 2, 2012 7:10 AM PST

I'm in the market for a new laptop (High end, Games, Movies, ect. 2000$ish). My problem is I'd prefer not to go with Apple's Macbook Pro because of Apples limitations(Very frustrated with how Apple limits what you can do on the Iphone(Only apple experience I have) and assume it's the same for the Macbooks) but it seems to me everywhere I look nothing compares in looks, size , and weight, While the performance may be a little behind the curve its still acceptable. Any suggestions? The help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Check out the Dell Latitude E6430 ATG
by wpgwpg / December 2, 2012 7:23 AM PST
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While I would say
by Jimmy Greystone / December 2, 2012 9:08 AM PST
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While I would say a laptop is a rather poor choice for those kinds of tasks, if you insist there are generally only a couple of players in the market: Dell (Alienware), Toshiba (Qossimo), and Asus (G-series).

However, high end laptops tend to burn themselves out much more quickly than their more mid-range counterparts, because of the high end components in them. So expect to be replacing it in 6-18 months. Also expect the thing to be rather large and heavy because that kind of performance doesn't come cheap either in terms of cost or the amount of battery you'll need -- and that battery will really be more to provide a little extra kick over the AC adapter as opposed to letting you run it on battery power for any significant period of time.

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