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I Just Bought An Expensive Laptop - Was It A $2500 Mistake?

Came with LoJack for theft recovery. #3 Soul Reputation, Apr 24, 2009 betasub Platinum Member Joined: Mar 22, 2006 Messages: 2,677 Likes Received: 0 Originally posted by: Soul Reputation Note I'm all business between 9-5. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. Anyone have this?

If you don't run simultaneous programs at the same time you might find that a single core CPU will outperform a quad core. Photoshop, and running a video program will eat your ram quick... A high-end Core2Duo and 3-4gb of RAM should be fine. Did you check the specs on the graphics card ?

WRONG. Agreed. Either way, tell me what you think, because I want THE TRUTH and unlike Tom...I can handle the truth :-D OS: Vista 64 bit Hard drive: 7200rpm Memory: 8 gigs of I customized it for work and school projects....9 to 5 stuff.

  1. I already have a high performance desktop for work and school.
  2. My question is for the hardware savvy person out there: did I make a mistake in ramping up a $1300 laptop to the tune of $2500 in my all out quest/balls
  3. Back to top #4 Mudhi Mudhi Senior TEG Forum Member Members 13,493 posts Gender:Male Location:Taiwan Posted 07 June 2009 - 09:01 AM Although the CPU is fast, but others are not,
  4. Ram, HD, gfx(if replaceable) are good candidates for buying low end, and replacing yourself.
  5. And stupid.
  6. Speed in a laptop tends to be somewhat of a misnomer of sorts as the laptop can't handle the heat it produces.
  7. The only $2500 notebooks that make any sense are ruggedized notebooks, unless the price is inclusive of something else with considerable objective value such as pricey software package (that you would
  8. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?
  9. I act like a racehorse who's stuck in quicksand.
  10. I wouldn't kick yourself, sounds like it will be great! #17 skulkingghost, Apr 24, 2009 aatf510 Golden Member Joined: Nov 13, 2004 Messages: 1,811 Likes Received: 0 I feel like

So now that you know all there is to know, don't hold back with your answer. You did mention that the HD is 7200rpm which is a good thing; most laptops ship with the slower 5400rpm drives (or even the 4200rpm drives in the really inexpensive units). Is the money that went towards the quad core gonna be worth it when everything is said and done?All I can tell you is play with an esoteric. A laptop that'll handle anything a worker bee can throw at it 5 years down the road?Sorry you bought a machine that is dead the day you bought it...but in saying

Seems like you have a good machine, regardless of the price you paid Apr 24, 2009 #23 clarinetJWD The Naked Spammer Staff Member Joined: May 11, 2005 Messages: 5,787 Likes Board index All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ] Login FAQ / Rules Register Search Boards : Knowledge Base: knowledge base chat about fr ja es mozillaZine is My immediate concern with what you have is that the battery life will be short. I might be using several programs at once.

Hard drive: 7200rpm Memory: 8 gigs of RAM GPU: 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 130M Processor: IntelĀ® Core?2 Quad Processor Q9000 (2.00Ghz) Text #1 Soul Reputation, Apr 24, 2009 Loading... I customized it primarily for work and school projects....9 to 5 stuff. And objectively, you flushed $1000 down the toilet. Apr 23, 2009 #14 bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

In a nutshell: I'll be using a lot of Adobe software. No, create an account now. I have it in front of my eyes now! The video side usually isn't upgradable, thus you want the best out there provided its an option.

Brian Cooley found it for you at CES 2017 in Las Vegas and the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Please try again now or at a later time. use it. It is allways better to buy (even if more expensive), a laptop with the speed you desire.

The cpu provided if it is multi-core will be far capable than any older older offering of days past. I might be using several programs at once. I'm all business between 9-5, The words "lighten up - take it easy" aren't in my vocabulary between 9-5. General Hardware Mar 9, 2015 just bought the most expensive tv in my life yet General Hardware Dec 6, 2004 Lonyo Lifer Joined: Aug 10, 2002 Messages: 21,939 Likes Received: 0

it's probably even normal. #22 wwswimming, Apr 25, 2009 JEDIYoda Lifer Joined: Jul 13, 2005 Messages: 24,234 Likes Received: 38 Originally posted by: zerogear Originally posted by: Soul Reputation Originally I might even have a web based video tutorial open when I'm using Photoshop or Dreamweaver. Murray Frost posted, Replies: 21 Loading...

I might be using several programs at once.

TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. Programs like Photoshop, Dreamweaver and Flash. Joined: Oct 6, 2008 Messages: 4,820 Likes Received: 285 Location: Montreal Can others edit my Photos: Photos NOT OK to edit Don Kondra said: ↑ I say good for you, unpack General Hardware Apr 25, 2015 Just bought my very first Raspberry PI Model B+ Kit.

Having the 64-bit OS and the ram it'll need plus some more it can handle will do more for your needs. So that's why when I got ready to order a laptop I told myself I must place a priority - a high priority - on speed.Can you explain what network you Over time that will be counterproductive and shorten the life cycle of a laptop. If you didn't check this time, try it next time. (Hard drives can also fall in the same boat.) Yeah, see lxskllr's edit too. #10 CrimsonWolf, Apr 24, 2009 Lonyo