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Looking for new laptop

by Killakrispys / December 2, 2012 7:24 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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Sorry but the new UEFI machines have similar issues.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2012 7:31 AM PST
In reply to: Looking for new laptop

Look around at the folk having troubles booting other OSes on the new UEFI laptops.

Also, we read things like the following:
"Our tests demonstrate fairly little difference between a $225 LGA 1155 Core i5-2500K and a $1000 LGA 2011 Core i7-3960X, even when three-way graphics card configurations are involved. It turns out that memory bandwidth and PCIe throughput don't hold back the performance of existing Sandy Bridge-based machines. "
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-4.html

So for games, you may see many consumers that will always get the i7 when that's not what makes a machine game.

It appears there is much to learn today. And nod to machines like the Alienware.
Bob

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CROSS POSTED.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2012 7:38 AM PST
In reply to: Looking for new laptop

Be sure to avoid that and check your post in Computer Help.

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New Laptop
by Frogsoup01 / February 10, 2013 4:02 AM PST
In reply to: Looking for new laptop

Did you already buy a laptop?

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