Need to buy a new laptop SOON

Discussion in 'Laptops & Notebooks' started by nt91, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. nt91

    nt91 New Member

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    Hi, my old Acer Aspire 5552-5898 is slowly dying on me and so I will need to buy a new laptop soon. I am a university student and finals week is approaching fast, but I know only basic knowledge about computers.

    I'd like to buy something that is good quality - something that will last me for the next 3+ years, light (ultrabook perhaps?) but good on performance (light video gaming, good processor, graphics card etc). My last concern is price. I'm willing to spend up to $800 or so but if I can find anything cheaper I would prefer that.

    Can anyone help me find something good?

    I've been reading two articles but I'm not quite sure
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400007,00.asp

    http://www.techradar.com/us/news/mo...abook-18-top-thin-and-lights-for-2012-1054355


    Two that I'm considering are

    Samsung Series 5 NP530U4C-A01US 14-Inch Ultrabook

    Lenovo U310 13.3-Inch Ultrabook
     
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  2. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    Where are you from? Where do you intend to get it from?
     
  3. nhlkoho

    nhlkoho Ancient Guru

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    Acer Timeline X has some decent models for under $800.
     
  4. yelsewshane

    yelsewshane Banned

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    Curious why is it going to death on ya ? Maybe you should just insert a windows 7 or 8 disk and do a fresh install :)
     

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    Out of the models above, you can consider lenovo Y580, a litter higher than the budget, but I think it's better. I'm not a fan of Lenovo , but I did get one myself, and I'm happy with it.
     
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    getsuga12 Ancient Guru

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    Just bought myself an Asus A45V-VX026H model for less than $500 (not sure if it's available wherever you are, just launched here a few weeks ago) which sports a Geforce GT 645M (despite what the online sites say, but remember that the GT 640M, 645M and 650M are essentially the same cards with different clocks), an i5 and a 14" screen.

    And I can tell you that I was pleasantly surprised with the gaming performance. At either 1280x720 or 1366x768, you'll be able to get away with maximum settings on almost every game. And the GT 640M series are well-known for their overclocking potential; you'll be able to overclock a GT640M to GT 650M stock clocks easily
     
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    aless83 Master Guru

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    ---> www.notebookcheck.net
    It has a huge database on all kinds of models and they are quite pickey with the defects ;)
     

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