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« on: October 03, 2010, 07:19:17 PM »

I do some video gaming and watch lots of movies, and I need a laptop.  What one should I buy?  I thought about going to a computer forum but I know people on getbig know more about these things.

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 06:50:53 AM »

Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q885 TruBrite 18.4-Inch Laptop (Black/Red)
$999.99
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    * 18.4-inch high-definition TruBrite display with 1680 x 945 resolution for amazing color depth and clarity and native 720p (HD+) support.
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     2.4 GHz Intel Core i5-450M dual-core processor for smart performance with a speed boost (2.66 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache). Intel's Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. It also comes equipped with Intel HD Graphics--an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.
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    * 500 GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
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    * 4 GB of DDR3 RAM (upgradeable to 8 GB) gives you the bandwidth you need to get the most of today's popular software, multitask all day long and run applications without a glitch.
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    * NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M with 1 GB GDDR5 discrete graphics memory offers what gamers want most--hyper-realistic action with intense 3D visuals, plus vibrant, lifelike scenes and dynamic character effects--thanks to NVIDIA's PhysX technology. It goes beyond everyday gaming with built-in CUDA technology to speed demanding system tasks, like video playback and HD movie editing. You'll also enjoy up to a 50 percent improvement over previous generation mobile graphics processors, and a more rewarding Windows 7 experience with accelerated video and image processing (2298 MB total available graphics memory).
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    * 8x SuperMulti DVD drive with double layer support and Labelflash printing, which enables you to personalize your discs and keep them looking attractive and organized with direct-to-disc laser printing.
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    * Wireless Connectivity
          o With its integrated Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this laptop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers).
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    * Harman Kardon stereo speakers bring an added dimension to music, movies and gaming with rich, immersive virtual surround sound.
    * Dolby Home Theater suite of technologies delivers virtual surround sound from stereo speakers or any pair of headphones.
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        * Up to 3.75 hours of battery life (12-cell battery; 87 Wh)
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    * Dimensions & Weight: 17.4 x 11.6 x .63 inches (WxDxH); 9.7 pounds
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Networking, Connectivity & Expansion

    * 4 total USB ports with 1 eSATA/USB combo port that also features Sleep and Charge capabilities. The combo eSATA/USB port enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning fast transfers of large multimedia files--up to 5 times faster than via a standard USB port.
    * FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals.
    * HDMI-CEC high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your compatible digital TV or external monitor. The HDMI-CEC connection also allows you to control additional media players with just a single remote as well as scale up movies and games to 1080p high-definition video.
    * VGA video output (analog, RGB)
    * Combo headphone S/PDIF digital audio output plus microphone/line-in jack
    * Multi-format memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital, Secure Digital High Capacity, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Multi Media Card, xD Picture Card
    * ExpressCard (34/54) slot lets you take advantage of thinner, faster, and lighter expansion cards for even more advanced wireless, networking, storage, and security features.
    * Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

   
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 09:36:40 PM »

good post loco!
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 10:09:54 PM »

Agreed... That's a machine right there!
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2010, 10:35:50 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2011, 02:47:18 AM »

I have about 25-30 yards as a second job. What would be best for me a cheap laptop or some sort of handheld pda? To keep up with schedules, payments, maintenance, etc.  I was thinking of a handheld pda of some sort. Also what’s kind or brand do you recommend? I am using a calender at this time. which is not to good.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2011, 10:21:32 AM »

I have about 25-30 yards as a second job. What would be best for me a cheap laptop or some sort of handheld pda? To keep up with schedules, payments, maintenance, etc.  I was thinking of a handheld pda of some sort. Also what’s kind or brand do you recommend? I am using a calender at this time. which is not to good.

Get an iPad or a Motorola Xoom.
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« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 07:16:50 PM »

I have about 25-30 yards as a second job. What would be best for me a cheap laptop or some sort of handheld pda? To keep up with schedules, payments, maintenance, etc.  I was thinking of a handheld pda of some sort. Also what’s kind or brand do you recommend? I am using a calender at this time. which is not to good.

I would get a netbook for $250
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