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Laptop advice

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Giggity, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    I know there are a bunch of threads out there, but I can't seem to find help on what I specifically need anywhere.

    My laptop's about had it. I'm looking to buy one that I would primarily use to hook up to my HDTV and watch TV/movies on. (Other stuff too, but that seems to be the thing that would require the most oomph).

    So, does anybody know how much power I need? Am I looking for a big processor, lots of memory, a certain kind of graphics card ...? I'm kinda dumb about this stuff, so I can't even make sense of what I've found via google. I get the sense a graphics card is something that exists, but that's about as far as I've gotten. I've also been trying to figure out processors, and something called the i7 seems to be pretty much the shit. But would that be overdoing it? Underdoing it? Justrightdoing it?
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Will compare processors and video card against value...
    Personally, I've always been a big fan of loading up on as much memory and processor speed as you can afford, keeping in mind that what may be the standard now is mid-range in six months and obsolete in a year.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Go buy a MacBook Pro.

  4. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

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  5. ucacm

    ucacm Active Member

    This just isn't true for what he's talking about doing. Your computer isn't going to suddenly get worse at playing DVDs/Blu Rays/streaming movies.
  6. Giggity

    Giggity Member

    So, what should I be looking for then, assuming I'm not going with a Mac?
  7. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    Pick a skinny girl.

    The ones with the big boobs will crush your pelvis.
  8. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    No, but that might be a lot of stress to put on a laptop if you're heavily into playing media. If you want to save wear and tear on a laptop, get a DVD, Blu Ray, streaming media device for your entertainment purposes. It shouldn't be too expensive.
  9. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Why don't you want a Mac? Just curious. I know they might seem really different, but you adjust quickly. You'll never want to go back. Trust me.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Does anyone here have one of the small netbooks? Do you like them?
  11. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Read an article recently that said these were starting to become obsolete, or at least less popular. I forget some of the other reasons.

    I think it was a Yahoo article about top tech things not to buy in the next year. Another thing on that list was GPS units, mainly because almost every smart phone has or will have that capability.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    No, but you have to think ahead...
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