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Need a new laptop. Recommendations?

TUF
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7/9/2013 4:40:09 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
So the brand new laptop I had just bought in December of 2012, is now broken. First I dropped it, tripping over a wire in the dark cracking the screen. That lost me my touch screen abilities. Then 2 months ago my touch pad mouse went out, so I had to by a wireless mouse to plug into the USB. Then just an hour ago, for some reason my charger completely stopped working. MY laptop is now out of batteries, and I don't even know where to begin fixing it. Instead of paying out my @ss to get all these malfunctions fixed, I think it would just be worth it to me to buy a new one. I want something good, like this one was before I dropped it (lol).

Any recommendations? Price range is under 1000$ (preferably under 600).
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GOP
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7/9/2013 9:36:04 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/9/2013 4:40:09 AM, TUF wrote:
So the brand new laptop I had just bought in December of 2012, is now broken. First I dropped it, tripping over a wire in the dark cracking the screen. That lost me my touch screen abilities. Then 2 months ago my touch pad mouse went out, so I had to by a wireless mouse to plug into the USB. Then just an hour ago, for some reason my charger completely stopped working. MY laptop is now out of batteries, and I don't even know where to begin fixing it. Instead of paying out my @ss to get all these malfunctions fixed, I think it would just be worth it to me to buy a new one. I want something good, like this one was before I dropped it (lol).

Any recommendations? Price range is under 1000$ (preferably under 600).

Well, make sure that the new laptop you are planning to buy is from an Asian company. Most American companies suck at computers.
TUF
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7/9/2013 10:18:39 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Yeah I was dumb and didn't buy a waurantee. I am going to chek out this local place called PC laptops, and then try best buy lol.
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RoyLatham
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7/9/2013 10:53:45 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Under $1K, I'd go to one of the discount web sites like tigerdirect and look for a bargain. My preferred brands are Sony, Toshiba, and Asus, but something like HP or Dell is good at the right price. I often buy refurbished units, because they are actually tested by a human -- but there is some risk that of intermittent problem that the tech didn't find.

You should be able to get a good laptop for $1K. I'd try to spend $800 for the laptop and also get a pocket USB HDD. That provides an external backup if the laptop gets smashed.
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7/9/2013 1:58:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Well, with that much money, you can get a really good one. I usually buy mine within $300 - $400.

It really depends on what you want to use it for. Do you plan to play a lot of video games, watch a lot of movies or would it be primarily for work and editing documents? Would you run software on it or write your own programs?
ConservativePolitico
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7/9/2013 3:22:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/9/2013 2:54:29 PM, YYW wrote:
13 inch Macbook pro. Be sure to get Applecare.

Ew please don't get an Apple.

You can get 3x as much power in a PC for the same price as an Apple. If you want the same PC as an Apple you can get it for about 30% cheaper.
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7/9/2013 4:55:05 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Samsung Series 5 NP550P5C 15.6" Notebook - Intel Core i7-3630QM - 6GB RAM - 500GB HDD - CPU Clock Speed (Max.): 2.6 GHz, CPU Cache: 3MB - $800
http://www.rakuten.com...

Asus R704A-RH51 17.3" Notebook - Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz Dual-Core Ivy Bridge - 4GB RAM - 750GB HDD Windows 8 (64-Bit) - $500 http://www.rakuten.com...
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7/9/2013 6:28:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Hey, can we get a PC vs Mac debate going.
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7/9/2013 6:32:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 7/9/2013 2:54:29 PM, YYW wrote:
13 inch Macbook pro. Be sure to get Applecare.

For under $1000?
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