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Need Help Buying A Laptop

by manaroma / February 4, 2013 11:34 AM PST

I am looking to purchase a laptop and I am generally tech savvy. I have some pretty tough requirements for the computer though and I would like to know if anyone knows a laptop with all of these:

It must have:

Windows 8
Core i7 Processor
Discrete Graphics GT640M or Higher
SSD 128GB or higher
1600x900 Display or 1920x1080
23mm thick or thinner

I realize that these are some pretty high requirements but I would like to know, is there a laptop out there that has all of these?


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 12:29 PM PST

I've subscribed to see what you find. Why can't it be 25mm?

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PS. Why the i7? I'm sure you know the following.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 12:31 PM PST

"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. ",3106-4.html

The GPU you listed makes it sound as if you want to play video games so why the i7? And would the dual core i7 suffice? But then why not the i5 dual core?

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Here's an i5 21mm thick unit.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 1:01 PM PST
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