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1 TB SSD and 32GB ram laptop recommendations?


My dad is looking to buy a new laptop for his work. He needs a fairly high performance laptop to do data processing tasks. The specs he said he needs are a 1 TB solid state drive and 32 gb ram. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with more high performance laptops and has any recommendations for a laptop with these specs? The price range is about 1k to 2.5k dollars but cheaper is better obviously.


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Good advice again from Bob P. you can probably save a fair bit of money by fitting your own 1 TB SSD and 32 GB RAM. Check that any machine you consider can take that much RAM and then do your arithmetic to see the best option.

But there are other issues to consider.

How will the machine be used, in the office or on the road? How portable does it need to be? You wouldn't want to be carrying, say, an Asus RoG 17" on a regular basis - a 14" or 15" Ultrabook would be more suitable.

What processor? An Intel i7 quad with hyperthreading might be a good performance choice to match the SSD and RAM.

What GPU? 32 GB RAM suggests some pretty heavy visual work, CAD, Video and such like. A GPU for that sort of work would be be overkill for the regular Office/Email/Web.

I would definitely suggest you look at the business class machines - they are designed to stand up to heavy everyday work, rather than consumer grade. Personally, I prefer Lenovo T-series Thinkpads but everyone has their own preferences. The T-series is configurable to individual requirements but the downside is that they are top end of your budget. Play with the website - that's free!

An odd-ball suggestion for you. I've been receiving a newsletter about trading from a guy called Eddie Z. His view is for that kind of work, you need the most powerful machine available, be it a desktop or laptop. OK, he sells them too! Think an Intel i9 desktop with three screens! He also has a high power laptop. His website is May be worth a look.

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Actually too many to list here.

You have your specs so work this by make then put the results into your Excel spreadsheet with columns for the price, GPU, CPU and more.

Remember that RAM support for 32GB is now more common but you have to check if it comes with (most expensive way most of the time) or can be fitted later (!)

Same for the SSD. My finding is that buying it with the 1TB SSD cost more than me changing it myself.

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High end laptop

Check the boutique builders like originpc and others like them. You get what you pay for

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