1. Post #1

    January 2012
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    Hello I was looking to upgrade my laptop I have approximately 500-550 to spend

    basically what I need it to do

    -word processing
    -internet
    - run spss ( program behavioral scientists use to do statistics)
    - Basic Steam Games
    - Run World of Warcraft
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    October 2007
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    What is a basic Steam game?

  3. Post #3

    April 2011
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    When you say Warcraft are you talking about it in DX9 or DX10/11?


    And what "Basic Steam Games" will you be playing on it?

  4. Post #4
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    June 2007
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834246328

    AMD A6-3420M 1.5GHz
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    AMD Radeon HD 6650M
    15.6" 1366x768
    500GB 5400rpm
    "up to" 4.5h battery
    $550, free shipping

    review posted:
    Pros: Bought with the intentions to play SWTOR on the go and to run Adobe Creative Suite CS5. Does both really well. SWTOR runs on medium in between 40-90 fps depending where you at. 40fps in most towns and outdoors on Ilum and 90fps on the Jawa Balloon and indoors.

    I personally love the styling of Lenovo laptops. The metal finish and the full sized keyboard with a number pad. It's much light and thinner than the Toshiba Satellite it's replacing.

    Cons: HDD could be better and the CPU isn't even close to the Intel lineup. I knew this when I bought it and is also reflect by the price.

    Other Thoughts: Overall I think this is a great laptop for the price and really have no doubts about Lenovo's quality. This is the 5th Lenovo I've bought in the past 2 years and they all work just as well today as the first day I used them.

  5. Post #5
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834246328

    AMD A6-3420M 1.5GHz
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    AMD Radeon HD 6650M
    15.6" 1366x768
    500GB 5400rpm
    $550, free shipping
    That'll run WoW, but you have to drop the settings a lot.
    But yeah, it'll run WoW.
    Just, don't expect to be raiding 25-mans with it.

  6. Post #6
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    June 2007
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    That'll run WoW, but you have to drop the settings a lot.
    But yeah, it'll run WoW.
    Just, don't expect to be raiding 25-mans with it.
    Best GPU you can get for $550 or less on newegg (plus it comes with 6GB RAM), although the CPU is kinda weak. If you really wanted to step up to Intel/Nvidia,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834246213

    Intel Core i3-2330M 2.2GHz
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    NVIDIA Geforce GT 520M
    15.6" 1366x768
    500GB 5400rpm
    "up to" 4.5h battery
    $580, free shipping

  7. Post #7
    CP doesn't necessarily have to have a victim, it's just that 99.9% of the time it does. The thing with pedos is that they've been demonized to be horrible no matter what, and I don't think that's the case.
    Cheesemonkey's Avatar
    April 2006
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    do you need a laptop or do you just want a computer and think that laptops are better

    if you want to play video games then a budget laptop is going to piss you off because you'll be playing two year old games at low settings and then when newer games come out in a year to six months you won't be able to play them at all

    as opposed to buying a $500 pc and playing brand new games at very high

  8. Post #8
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    mblunk's Avatar
    June 2007
    2,641 Posts
    do you need a laptop or do you just want a computer and think that laptops are better

    if you want to play video games then a budget laptop is going to piss you off because you'll be playing two year old games at low settings and then when newer games come out in a year to six months you won't be able to play them at all

    as opposed to buying a $500 pc and playing brand new games at very high
    It's surprisingly easy to game at 20-30fps once you get used to it, and these laptops can do better than that on low-medium settings even on modern games. For most people, being able to move the machine around is more important than new games at very high. But I agree, if the laptop is just going to sit on a desk 24/7, then a desktop is a better option.

  9. Post #9
    CP doesn't necessarily have to have a victim, it's just that 99.9% of the time it does. The thing with pedos is that they've been demonized to be horrible no matter what, and I don't think that's the case.
    Cheesemonkey's Avatar
    April 2006
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    most people that buy laptops especially on fp say that "mobility is the most important thing" and that they are going to "move the laptop around a lot" but will still keep it plugged in forever

    well maybe move it around every week or two which is easily capable with a desktop anyways
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    June 2011
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    most people that buy laptops especially on fp say that "mobility is the most important thing" and that they are going to "move the laptop around a lot" but will still keep it plugged in forever

    well maybe move it around every week or two which is easily capable with a desktop anyways
    My laptop mostly sits on my desk, But when I need to take it to a friends house than it leaves.


    Want me to carry a tower, monitor, mouse and keyboard over? If I just want to spend the night or something?

  11. Post #11
    Cake like Lady Gaga
    Shadaez's Avatar
    December 2005
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    My laptop mostly sits on my desk, But when I need to take it to a friends house than it leaves.


    Want me to carry a tower, monitor, mouse and keyboard over? If I just want to spend the night or something?
    not that hard, you could make an matx build - or even mini itx - for less
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    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16834246328

    AMD A6-3420M 1.5GHz
    6GB DDR3 1333MHz
    AMD Radeon HD 6650M
    15.6" 1366x768
    500GB 5400rpm
    "up to" 4.5h battery
    $550, free shipping
    Should run it fine on low-med at that res.

    Shit i remember back during WoW: TBC, i got it running (it ran like FUCKING SHIT) on a 733mHz PowerMac G4, with 1GB of SDRAM and an nVidia GeForce 2 MX. On all low at 640x480 it got 8fps like a bawss.

    That was outside in the middle of Dun Morogh (basically devoid of players. Major cities just would not happen.

  13. Post #13
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
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    Should run it fine on low-med at that res.

    Shit i remember back during WoW: TBC, i got it running (it ran like FUCKING SHIT) on a 733mHz PowerMac G4, with 1GB of SDRAM and an nVidia GeForce 2 MX. On all low at 640x480 it got 8fps like a bawss.

    That was outside in the middle of Dun Morogh (basically devoid of players. Major cities just would not happen.
    Let me tell you about the time I had a P4 dell at like 1.4GHz that lagged in Orgrimmar.

    I was young enough to blame it on the internet.
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    July 2009
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    My laptop mostly sits on my desk, But when I need to take it to a friends house than it leaves.


    Want me to carry a tower, monitor, mouse and keyboard over? If I just want to spend the night or something?
    Once in awhile isn't that bad. I do that when I go to my friends.

  15. Post #15
    Se1f_Distruct's Avatar
    April 2011
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    500$ =/= Gaming Laptop
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    500$ =/= Gaming Laptop
    Ofcourse not, you'd need to use that $500 to buy a laptop capable of gaming first.
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    Se1f_Distruct's Avatar
    April 2011
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    Ofcourse not, you'd need to use that $500 to buy a laptop capable of gaming first.
    You know what? Nevermind... -_-
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  18. Post #18
    Delrainn's Avatar
    January 2012
    221 Posts
    HP Pavilion dv6-6135dx

    Crossfires dedicated AMD Radeon HD 6750M and integrated a8-3500m

    Refurbished laptops will save you a lot of money
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  19. Post #19
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    May 2009
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    Except that HP is awful and horribly unreliable
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    January 2012
    221 Posts
    Proof?

    edit: You can't judge a single laptop off an entire brand of computers
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    CP doesn't necessarily have to have a victim, it's just that 99.9% of the time it does. The thing with pedos is that they've been demonized to be horrible no matter what, and I don't think that's the case.
    Cheesemonkey's Avatar
    April 2006
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    My laptop mostly sits on my desk, But when I need to take it to a friends house than it leaves.


    Want me to carry a tower, monitor, mouse and keyboard over? If I just want to spend the night or something?
    i do this with a full atx case. frequently.

    put everything in a bag, carry tower out the door

    unless you are a literal child you can carry a 30 pound computer to your car
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  22. Post #22
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
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    no, you're right. But you'd be fucking crazy to buy a refurbished model of a laptop that's notoriously unreliable.

  23. Post #23
    CP doesn't necessarily have to have a victim, it's just that 99.9% of the time it does. The thing with pedos is that they've been demonized to be horrible no matter what, and I don't think that's the case.
    Cheesemonkey's Avatar
    April 2006
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    if your computer cant even play wow right you should not try to play video games with it because it wont be able to

  24. Post #24
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
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    dunno if you were replying to me but I was replying to the guy above you

  25. Post #25
    Delrainn's Avatar
    January 2012
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    Have fun on your steaming pile of shit laptop :D
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    Let me tell you about the time I had a P4 dell at like 1.4GHz that lagged in Orgrimmar.

    I was young enough to blame it on the internet.
    I know someone that gets like 5fps everywhere and literally 1fps in 25man raids. The guild he is in is so awesome that they are helping him get a new computer with an i5 and a 6670. It's not the best but shit he'll be happy.

  27. Post #27
    [EG] Pepper's Avatar
    August 2009
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    Have fun on your steaming pile of shit laptop :D
    Have fun with your soon to be fucked laptop.

  28. Post #28
    Delrainn's Avatar
    January 2012
    221 Posts
    Have fun with your soon to be fucked laptop.
    I don't have a laptop.

    Also as I was saying, just because a laptop has manufactured by Hewlett Packard doesn't mean that it's gonna die instantly



    This is in years.

    Don't suggest things that are equally prone to malfunctioning.

  29. Post #29
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    February 2009
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    Proof?

    edit: You can't judge a single laptop off an entire brand of computers
    Actually it's the opposite. I can't assume all Logitech products are bad because one of my mice failed. But I can logically assume that one certain HP laptop will be more prone to failure than others based on the average failure rate of all HP laptops, which happens to be the highest of any manufacturer.
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    [EG] Pepper's Avatar
    August 2009
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    I don't have a laptop.

    Also as I was saying, just because a laptop has manufactured by Hewlett Packard doesn't mean that it's gonna die instantly
    The only laptops that HP make that are half decent are the business laptops (like the one i'm posting from right now) because if they half arsed those then they would lose ALOT of money

    Their consumer end laptops are FUBAR. I'm CONSTANTLY having to replace the motherboards in them because HP simply refuse to give them proper cooling.
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    April 2011
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    The only laptops that HP make that are half decent are the business laptops (like the one i'm posting from right now) because if they half arsed those then they would lose ALOT of money

    Their consumer end laptops are FUBAR. I'm CONSTANTLY having to replace the motherboards in them because HP simply refuse to give them proper cooling.
    This. HP laptops are more akin to a toaster than a computer.
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