New Laptop


jackitec

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 20:19
As I have given up on buying a new K7 I am thinking of buying a new laptop instead, this one, link I already have an Acer Aspire 9304 which has been pretty good, do you think this new one is a good deal and spec?

Jack.

johnriley

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 20:40
That's almost an identical spec to Sue's new Toshiba at the same price. Works just fine.
Best regards, John

shanegeach

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 20:41
I would say yes to that. If you got the funds to do it think carefully. The price is about right for this type of laptop unlike mine link

this is why i cant afford a new camera lol.
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Greytop

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 20:42
More like a 'double' laptop with that sized screen
Nice spec though the battery life looks a bit limiting.

I've just bought a Dell 11z (dual Pentium, 2GB memory and Win7), it's great little laptop, just slightly bigger than a Netbook with a 11.6" wide screen and 1366x768 res.
Regards Huw

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jackitec

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 20:55
shanegeach wrote:
I would say yes to that. If you got the funds to do it think carefully. The price is about right for this type of laptop unlike mine link

this is why i cant afford a new camera lol.

Yes I looked at that one a great games machine but I never play games, I just want something a bit faster for raw files, and more space.

Jack.

jackitec

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 20:58
Greytop wrote:
More like a 'double' laptop with that sized screen
Nice spec though the battery life looks a bit limiting.

I've just bought a Dell 11z (dual Pentium, 2GB memory and Win7), it's great little laptop, just slightly bigger than a Netbook with a 11.6" wide screen and 1366x768 res.

Greytop I never use it on the battery, mains only, except when we get power cuts which is quite often in Spain.

Jack.

Unlocker

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 21:15
Just recently had my Alienware 17" monster die on me completely (again).

For a machine that cost 3,500 3 years ago (I paid 1,000 2 years ago) it is a very poor show.

It's nice now to have a far more powerful machine thats half the weight, half as thick, battery that lasts for 5+ hours instead of 45 mins, solidly built aluminium body instead of a creaky lump of plastic, is completely silent instead of sounding like a generator running in the background, doesn't shut down when you put it on your lap (no, really, there are fans on the bottom, really not a good design point), doesn't need shutting down etc. etc.

But then, you knew I was gonna say something like that!

Seriously though it's nice to see that it has a decent resolution on the LCD, far too many 17"+ laptops have stupidly low resolutions, price looks good and I'm sure it will be fine. One thing I would ask though is if it comes with a 64bit version of Windows or not, if it doesn't, it's a bit pointless having 4GB RAM in there as you won't be able to use it all.

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jackitec

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 21:31
Hi unlocker, according to the spec on this one link it is 64 bit, I bought my last one from them but they charge me postage play.com don't and laptopsdirect have no stock as yet.

Jack.

Unlocker

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 21:43
Well that's good news as too many manufacturers are quite happy to shout out '4GB of RAM baby!!' but less keen to add 'but your only gonna get to use less than 3GB of it!'

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jackitec

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 21:44
johnriley wrote:
That's almost an identical spec to Sue's new Toshiba at the same price. Works just fine.

Hi John, could you please give me the model no. of the Toshiba just to compare the specs,

Thanks
Jack.

johnriley

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 22:06
Toshiba A500 17X
Best regards, John

jackitec

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 22:19
Thanks John,

edit, I think I prefer the extra 2.4" screen, size does matter
Last Edited by jackitec on 24/11/2009 - 22:28

polchraine

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 23:05
If you ever take it on to a shoot - think about a Dell Latitude.

They have a good alloy frame and can be dropped without damage - mine has suffered a few times but looks as good as new.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
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DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

Greytop

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 23:33
Jack, just out of interest, do you use the laptop as your primary PC or do you use a desktop too?

Huw.
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shanegeach

Link Posted 24/11/2009 - 23:52
jackitec wrote:
shanegeach wrote:
I would say yes to that. If you got the funds to do it think carefully. The price is about right for this type of laptop unlike mine link

this is why i cant afford a new camera lol.

Yes I looked at that one a great games machine but I never play games, I just want something a bit faster for raw files, and more space.

Jack.

only on the odd occassion will i play games but because i have literally 10-20 programs running at the same time this fits my lifestyle pretty well, the one you looked is a good enough laptop to cope with your demands. And also having windows 7 installed will be even better for you......
Camera: *ist DS,MZ-50,
Lenses: D-Xenon 50-200mm 4/5.6, pentax smc a 50mm 1.7, Kiron 70-210mm, Pentax SMC DAL 18-55, Asahi 2x Rear tele-converter, Sirius M42 135mm macro, M42 extension tubes 61mm,
Flash: Jessops 360 AFdc
MY WEBSITE
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