View Full Version : Laptop advice

08-08-2011, 11:05 PM
I am looking for a new laptop and there are alot of options out there. Was wondering what people thought of the AMD quad cores as opposed to the Intel I3, I5, I7 lineup. Should I be looking for a dedicated video card or is onboard enough. I want to surf the net, watch movies and play WOW online with it. I will be buying it from Futureshop in the next couple of weeks so any deals that you see there that are good please give me a heads up. Much appreciated. Also I want it to be a 17 " model. I found this one

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/hewlett-packard-hp-pavilion-17-3-intel-core-i5-2410m-laptop-g7-1174ca-grey-g7-1174ca/10173822.aspx?path=dbd1394f89c63de7bc519825334b194 6en02

08-10-2011, 02:16 PM
I can't believe that none of the computer guru's on here have an opinion on what is better for laptops

08-10-2011, 07:22 PM
Well, as you said there are a lot of options out there. it really all depends on what you want to do with it and what you expect from it.
The bottleneck for gaming these days is the GPU, and memory also plays a role. But so can hd speed and access times.
For movies screen size, picture quality, resolution and color reproduction play a big role. GPU not so much.
Then you also have to decide on things like blue ray playback capability/burning, native required screen resolution, keyboard layout, sound reproduction, IO connectivity, size, weight, expand-ability, reliability, battery life etc...

It really depends on what you mostly use it for.

Upper Decker
08-12-2011, 06:12 PM
Personal experiance has taught me to scrap laptops altogether. Too much maintainence to keep a laptop running optimal , stick it out with a tablet. The acer win 7 and honeycomb tablets are spectacular mobile units.