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Need advice on buying a new laptop!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GFXology.com, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. #1
    I am looking for a new laptop and am a little overwhelmed with all of the options out there. So I'll get straight down to it...

    I'm looking for a laptop that can easily handle me running Photoshop CS3 and other Adobe programs at the same time. My main use of the laptop will be for Web Design and Programming, so I'll be using Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator. I also want a laptop that comes with a good (and affordable) warranty. My price range is around $1,000 - $1,700

    Right now I'm looking at the Dell Latitude D830, but I want to see if there is any better deals out there. \

    Thanks for any advice.
    SEMrush
     
    GFXology.com, Jul 2, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. miikey

    miikey Peon

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    Are you in the US? if so...Goto to Newegg.com.

    You'll find some of the best deals around, and there are helpful Guides that teach you what you need to know before buying a laptop/PC.

    They only distribute in the US, I dont know if thats your home.
     
    miikey, Jul 2, 2008 IP
  3. GFXology.com

    GFXology.com Peon

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    Yup, I'm from the US and have checked out their site. I've find an Asus computer that I think is a lot better than the Dell except the warranty is a little pricey.
     
    GFXology.com, Jul 2, 2008 IP
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    gray929 Banned

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    Would you ever consider buying a Macbook? I have one right now and have found it easy to write scripts ect. But, I am not sure if all of those programs would work. I've only used Photoshop on my mac.

    tigerdirect.com is another great site like newegg.com

    Also, on woot.com today there is a Sony Vaio.
     
    gray929, Jul 2, 2008 IP
  5. ahkip

    ahkip Prominent Member

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    Get WUXGA..it worth the money
    Don't upgrade the RAM, it is much cheap to get it yourself
    and get upgrade the video card too, the integrated one is not good enough

    and if you are going to do a lot of graphic editing, get a 17" instead..15 is too small
     
    ahkip, Jul 2, 2008 IP
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    letsjoy Well-Known Member

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    I think you should try Dell 1525 its very nice one and best selling.
     
    letsjoy, Jul 2, 2008 IP
  7. GFXology.com

    GFXology.com Peon

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    Hm, I may consider it, but they seem to be a little on the pricey side. I'm going into college, so a Mac isn't a must-have.
     
    GFXology.com, Jul 2, 2008 IP
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    Whatever you do, don't buy a Compaq.

    3 out of 3 I've had have had hardware problems.:mad:
     
    Alex-Z, Jul 2, 2008 IP
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    The new-ish Compaq's/HP's are good. I have a C710TU and the only think that's gone wrong with mine is the power supply has blown 3 times (And also replaced for free 3 times :D) but I think it's because of the terrible circuitry in my house.

    Whatever you do, don't get a NEC. I had one, CD drive broke, USB broke, power supply broke, screen got lots of dead pixels :mad:
     
    Cameron [NetXHosting], Jul 2, 2008 IP
  10. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    I am using compaq since more then 1.2 years now without having any problem.

    @GFXology.com - Dell is a good choice but you have to look for Sony Vaio too.

    DON.
     
    deluxdon, Jul 2, 2008 IP
  11. Richie_Ni

    Richie_Ni Illustrious Member

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    How about a Macbook Pro?
     
    Richie_Ni, Jul 2, 2008 IP
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    that's funny, because I was going to say don't buy a dell or asus

    I'm on a compaq nx7010 that I bought for 200$ and it runs like a champ :)


    but I would go with a HP or a thinkpad
     
    Brandon Sheley, Jul 2, 2008 IP
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    StaSen Notable Member

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    Recommend Dell XPS item check it ;)
     
    StaSen, Jul 2, 2008 IP
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    dipal76 Well-Known Member

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    I think DELL company is good for me...
    I like DELL product in computers.....
    It is good in working conditions with some warranty...
     
    dipal76, Jul 2, 2008 IP
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    buy macbook pro for sure
     
    talx01, Jul 2, 2008 IP
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    Increase the price range and get a MAC AIR.
     
    homebizseo, Jul 2, 2008 IP
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    indyeah Well-Known Member

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    How about a sony viao? , I hope it is good!
     
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    I'm using compaq and it's pretty good. I got a friend whose Acer Ferrari got burned.
     
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    Best will be Sony Viao , but it's little bit expensive :p
     
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    I'm using Dell M4300 with 4GB RAM, it make me pleased because very powerful to render 3D graphic
     
    bnandika, Jul 2, 2008 IP