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Author Topic: Specs for a new laptop  (Read 500 times)

JoFrance

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Re: Specs for a new laptop
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2019, 02:41:10 pm »
I would look at what HP has to offer.  Their PCs are really nice and last a long time.  You can get some really good deals on their refurbished PCs and laptops.  They even come with a warranty.  Their configurations are good for most people.

The important thing is to buy a PC or laptop that is expandable so you can add memory and anything else you want to enhance it in the future.

I've always been a desktop person but I have a couple of laptops and a fire tablet.  My desktop has a Logitech surround sound speaker system.  I use my desktop PC as a second TV at times.  It works for me.


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Re: Specs for a new laptop
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2019, 02:04:25 pm »
I have a stupid MSI gaming laptop and while it excels in every category, they have a built-in battery you cannot swap (easily). And because it's so powerful, it runs down to zero in about 50 minutes.

The 2280 format of SSD is the size of the chewing gum stick and they hold up to 2TB, maybe even 4TB by now. Advantages are many - shock-proof, light and no noise or vibration and consumes less power, increasing your runtime. More compact, making your computer even slimmer. I wish I had about 8 2280 slots.  Instead of just 4. this is what my machine looks like disk-wise:

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Re: Specs for a new laptop
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2019, 07:29:54 pm »
So what about a ThinkPad P72?

Yes, pricey but it sure has a lot to offer. Would end up being my main machine, basically a portable "desktop". A family member swears by their customer service and he has a need for a machine like that. I like the features but wonder if I can find something similar for less?

My goal is a replacement laptop which is more of a workstation or my "desktop", if that makes sense. I'd like to "play" with virtualization and servers again then I need something more than a consumer level machine but hell, I have enough "spare parts" and other computers laying around that I could probably cobble something together, so am I just fooling myself with this overpowered monster?

On the flip side, I buy expensive, quality (I hope) computers and run them into the ground. For instance my current machine still runs Windows XP. Ha-ha. I know. So this would be the next upgrade. Maybe I need to upgrade more often and buy cheaper stuff?

That Dell XPS L702x looked nice too but a bit dated and hard to find.

My situation has changed and I'm looking at a gift horse but don't want to foolishly spent that I don't need to. So does anyone have any experience with these machines or similar class?


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Re: Specs for a new laptop
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2019, 06:53:08 pm »
L702x is all over ebay. I don't know that the prices are sufficiently low on it. It's a bargain at say $100 or $150. Not at $500 or even 400.

My only requirement is a mechanical keyboard. I've become spoiled by MSI.
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