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notechyet
08-10-2013, 04:06 PM
Hi All
As stated above my MBP died and I am looking for a good to top quality 15 to 17 inch(better 17) laptop. Need to be able to use at least one xtra screen, latest cpu and graphics. I tend to look at ASUS though not sure what's most reliable out there.
Would be nice to have WT giving some hint of what is the least repaired machine(laptop) in his workshop?
Any suggestions welcome and thanks!:)

wratterus
08-10-2013, 04:20 PM
Asus are always a great option. Some kind of price range might be helpful?

http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=NBKASU7504121&name=ASUS-R750JV-17-Haswell-i7-Gaming-Notebook-Intel-Ha

Alex B
08-10-2013, 04:20 PM
Budget, new or used, what is it used for?

notechyet
08-10-2013, 04:26 PM
I would go with new machine and up to 2.5-3k

wratterus
08-10-2013, 04:38 PM
Right, I stick with my original recommendation. :)

Alex B
08-10-2013, 04:39 PM
You can spec up quite a nice Lenovo Thinkpad W530 for that money. Or an HP Elitebook.

System Components
Intel Core i7-3630QM Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.40 GHz)
Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready with color calibration sensor
NVIDIA Quadro K2000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory
Color Sensor
8 GB DDR3 - 1600MHz (2 DIMM)
Keyboard Backlit - US English
UltraNav with Fingerprint Reader for Color Sensor, Smart Card Reader
720p HD Camera with Microphone
256GB Solid State Drive, OPAL SATA3
DVD Recordable
Express Card Slot & 4-in-1 Card Reader & Smart Card Reader
9 Cell Li-Ion TWL 70++
170W Slim AC Adapter - US (3pin)
Bluetooth 4.0 with Antenna
Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN
Mobile Broadband upgradable
Warranty & Software
3YR Depot

$2070

Those are more the business orientated choices, assuming coming from a MBP you aren't a big gamer?

notechyet
08-10-2013, 04:45 PM
Budget, new or used, what is it used for?
Sorry for not getting back to you. Main use is CAD and some graphic work and office work. Graphic work uses the odd occasion large drawings/images.
No games.
Must say I like alu body:)

Alex B
08-10-2013, 04:57 PM
The likes of the HP 8570W Elitebook are pretty much built to be CAD machines, they are not consumer grade laptops. Dockable with 3 years next day on-site warranty. AFAIK ASUS only does consumer grade gear.

notechyet
08-10-2013, 05:28 PM
...they are not consumer grade laptops. Dockable with 3 years next day on-site warranty.
Looking at PricSpy they are around 4.9k. I don't want to spend that much.

Alex B
08-10-2013, 05:46 PM
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/hp/auction-646391853.htm

If you can put up with a 14" screen or,

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/hp/auction-645871059.htm

icow
08-10-2013, 05:58 PM
This (http://www.msi.com/product/nb/GS70-STEALTH.html#overview)

They're around 3k.

notechyet
08-10-2013, 06:15 PM
http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/hp/auction-646391853.htm

If you can put up with a 14" screen or,

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/laptops/laptops/hp/auction-645871059.htm
Thanks,I'll have a look.

notechyet
08-10-2013, 06:21 PM
This (http://www.msi.com/product/nb/GS70-STEALTH.html#overview)

They're around 3k.
MSI, never seen those before? Is that microsoft machines?

wainuitech
08-10-2013, 06:26 PM
Would be nice to have WT giving some hint of what is the least repaired machine(laptop) in his workshop?

Gonna do this before answering:


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What are the least repaired :

The Answer:































DELL's and lenovo.



But thats because there are not a lot of them about. The more popular the brand the more chance of seeing them.

I advise either Lenovo or ASUS.

notechyet
08-10-2013, 06:42 PM
Gonna do this before answering:
fair enough:thumbs:


The Answer:
DELL's and lenovo.
But thats because there are not a lot of them about. The more popular the brand the more chance of seeing them.
I advise either Lenovo or ASUS.
I'll check out the Lenovo's as I never looked at them before.

notechyet
08-10-2013, 07:13 PM
Is the ~1900x1080 display normal nowadays. I though it was 1200? Reason for the 1080's?

icow
08-10-2013, 07:47 PM
MSI stands for Microstar International. They've been making components for a while but are reasonably new to laptops.

1920x1080 is a 16:9 aspect ratio resolution 1920x1200 is a 16:10 aspect ratio resolution. Both are fully supported but 16:9 is more common.

notechyet
08-10-2013, 08:19 PM
but 16:9 is more common.
is this more for the video watching gen

Alex B
08-10-2013, 08:21 PM
Is the ~1900x1080 display normal nowadays. I though it was 1200? Reason for the 1080's?


Watch out, lot's are only 1366x768 which is way to low on a 15/17.

icow
08-10-2013, 08:50 PM
And it's the worse resolution in the entire world. Nothing scales correctly.