- Oct 21, 2008
Depends on what you're looking for.Solytus said:What other recommendations do you have in terms of laptops? I'm open to pretty much all suggestions, I'm just rather wary of netbooks, as I might want more power than they can provide.
For general computing and schoolwork, I'd recommend a Thinkpad. Expensive, but top notch build quality. Otherwise something from Dell or HP would work, but keep in mind these laptops generally use Intel IGPs which are generally terrible for gaming.
For gaming, go with something from ASUS or MSI. Sager if you have the money.
The G53SW-XN1 [http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834230027&cm_re=asus_g-_-34-230-027-_-Product] from ASUS is about $100 less than the mid M14X with a better GPU.
Wow, hyperbole much? Apparently downloading drivers and comparing numbers is a daunting task now. You want to know if parts are compatible? Either do a little research or just look at the numbers - 1155 CPU goes into 1155 motherboard, 8 pin power goes into 8 pin slot. Complicated stuff.Crimson_Dragoon said:Yes, knowledge. Knowledge of every single little thing you need to have to make the computer work. Of whether or not it will all work together. Of how to install it. Of how to make sure you have all the correct software and drivers. Of all the millions of little things that could be done wrong. Its not rocket science, but it is a daunting task for someone who has never done anything like it before (I don't know whether this applies to the OP or not, but it applies to plenty of people). Just because you've done it before and it was easy for you does not make it the end-all, perfect solution for everyone else. Building a computer may be the cheaper solution, but its not necessarily the best one in every case.