Laptops forum

General discussion

What 17" laptop would you recommend from Best Buy?

by GammaRays / June 26, 2012 1:04 PM PDT

my price range is $600-$725. reliability is #1.

i will be using it mostly for image processing (photoshop), web browsing, watching movies with hdmi cord hooked to HDTV.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: What 17" laptop would you recommend from Best Buy?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: What 17" laptop would you recommend from Best Buy?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Models come and go.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2012 1:43 AM PDT

And none seem to be that reliable. One pest or a bum Windows update and the machine is down.

Reliability does not appear to be there.

Collapse -
thanks for the feedback
by GammaRays / June 27, 2012 2:07 PM PDT
In reply to: Models come and go.

what is a good brand to look for? (not necessarily from Best Buy). I've read that the intel i7 can overheat but a HP laptop i see online with this cpu has 4.4 of 5 star rating with 151 reviews.

Collapse -
By brand
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 27, 2012 4:23 PM PDT

Apple seems to win the brand question. It doesn't mean much to be (brand) but that is the question.

All laptops can overheat. It's part of the design where if I accidentally block the airflow, it overheats. If I'm using it in a 30C room it can get too hot. Gamers are the hardest to please on laptops. I suggest gamers stick to the desktop even today.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

Does BMW or Volvo do it best?

Pint-size luxury and funky style

Shopping for a new car this weekend? See how the BMW X2 stacks up against the Volvo XC40 in our side-by-side comparison.