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Need laptop suggestions

Discussion in 'Hardware, Software & Troubleshooting' started by TWD, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    I wanted the HP Envy 14, but then they bait and switched on us with the screen. They brought them back, but that just makes me think that they're about to release a new version with a sandybridge processor. Plus their trackpad sucks. The whole thing just turns me off to HP so I'd like to see what else is out there.

    I'm going to DJ and produce with the machine. Which means:

    • Cannot overheat in a warm club environment
    • The more processing power for producing the better
    • Must be able to take a beating. Magnesium alloy and or solid state drives preferred
    • Sandybridge processor preferred
     
  2. BITE_ME

    BITE_ME Bye-Bye

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    Drinks and laptops do not mix.
     
  3. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    Hey! I have a laptop suggestion!

    just kidding man
     
  4. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    13" Macbook Pro. Best trackpad on Earth.
     
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  5. BITE_ME

    BITE_ME Bye-Bye

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    Then. What do spacemen use?
     
  6. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    +1 for a MacBook, not currently equipped with a Sandybridge CPU, but come with an optional SSD, etc etc.
     
  7. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    I need a windows machine. Running windows on a macbook pro didn't go so well for me last time. Effing backspace.
     
  8. Continuum

    Continuum Lobotomistician

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    Get a core i3 with 4GB+ DDR3 chuck the HD and put in a SSD

    If you have a ton of money get an i7

    The brand doesn't really matter, when I bought mine sony viaos were the cheapest. I went from ~12min to compile the project I was working on to just over 3min
     
  9. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    There wasn't really a sandybridge laptop to my liking. I think I'll wait until there is a sandybridge version of the 14" envy. In the meantime I got myself an HP dm1z with the fusion in it. Perfect netbook that my wife can use when I move on to something more powerful.

    Great keyboard in this thing BTW...
     
  10. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    out of curiosity, what dj software are you using?
     

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