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Business/Multimedia Laptop to buy?

by mabbasi90 / June 27, 2013 5:32 PM PDT

hi, I'm looking for a business/multimedia laptop to buy, business part is more important, and I heard a lot of good things about lenovo thinkpad series.
my budget is around 1200$!
reviews say t430 is one of the best business class laptops but is it good for multimedia too? for example watching HD movies and connecting it to TV.
sometimes i do heavy programming jobs and gaming is not very important.
all suggestions, from other brands too, are welcomed!

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Well typically for business
by orlbuckeye / July 3, 2013 12:55 AM PDT
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Re: laptop
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 27, 2013 6:42 PM PDT

The average consumer laptop with a 1920x1080 pixel screen (to view HD), a HDMI-out (to connect it to a HD-TV) and an i3 processor will do all you need.

But since it's for business you might be able to convince your boss to pay more for an i5-processor, an SSD, a touch screen, an light Ultrabook with a longer battery life, a 3 years next-day-at-the office warranty or a MacBook Air.


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by mabbasi90 / June 28, 2013 2:38 AM PDT
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sorry, but i need something more powerful, indeed i know what i want, i need to know the brand and the model!
another thing is that i don't want it for my job and i'll pay it myself! not my boss!!!
portability is not important, and 14" or 15" is good for display!
any suggestion?

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Nice choice.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2013 2:42 AM PDT

I have a reason I skip on Lenovo (they swap that control and function key on some models) so it's a fine build IMO.

But friends have been looking at the Asus k55a and k55n series a lot. The k55a with the i5 and the k55n with the A8 for example. If you are a programmer, the i5 gets the nod.

Both will play HD movies with ease.

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edge or asus
by mabbasi90 / June 28, 2013 7:20 PM PDT
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thank you for your reply, i don't like that swap too but it's not much important.
as i can't pay for t430, how about Edge series of thinkpad? i heard that this series is not good as previous ThinkPad Series...
do i must change my mind and buy an Asus? is it durable as thinkpad? which series is good for my needs? K?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 29, 2013 12:12 AM PDT
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I don't have any of those around to play with. As to the Asus, they come with a 2 year drop and spill warranty but I'm sure you knew that so I won't go further. However it's sort of amazing that many makers offer a paltry 1 year warranty.

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Any other suggestion?!
by mabbasi90 / July 2, 2013 12:59 AM PDT

Any other suggestion?!

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