Needs to be a true desktop replacement, and better than the spec to the left. I don't mind paying good money for something quality and fast. Oh, and no manafacturer locking to their gpu driver releases!
ASRock X58 Extreme on Desktop. Lenovo Y470 Laptop as 2nd gaming machine/portable productivity.
CPU Overclock Speed:
12GB Kingston DDR3 1600
EVGA and Asus GTX680 2GB in SLI
Video Card Speed:
Stock core +64mhz Stock memory +105mhz
FiiO E7 USB DAC/AMP
Sandisk 120gb SSD, 3x SATA 1-2TB drives
1x DVD burner
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Re: Thinking about a new laptop - suggestions?
Originally Posted by chrisinthesun20
Had it for 5 days now... good god am I impressed [thumbup]
This thing is SERIOUSLY quick, and so far at least no faults to report.
Better spec than what's to your left? I just got a 14" Lenovo y460 and threw in an 80GB mSATA SSD and couldn't really ask for much more. i7 2630QM, 8GB RAM, and a 550M with Optimus. Insanely fast for a 14" laptop that weighs ~4.5lbs and decent battery life too.
I'm a little curious why you'd want/need something like that MSI780DX. I had a 17" about 3 years ago that was very fast for its time with an 8800M GT. I'll never get a laptop that big/heavy again. It ends up just not moving/being used as a laptop, and I wish I just got a desktop as laptops have no upgrade paths. I can' t think why anyone would need that better performance on the go when more portable options offer plenty of speed for gaming on the go, photo/video editing, and 3D work, then continue at home on their desktop if they really need more power.
13.3-14" Laptops are the perfect size IMO. 10" netbooks are too small to be comfortable/work with for more than about an hour of browsing the internet, 15.6+ are just too big to carry around to work or school on a somewhat regular basis.
I'm not knocking your purchase at all, and know you were looking for a desktop replacement, I'd just really like to know why people still by 17"+ 9lbs+ laptops. I'd rather just build another desktop, and pick a case that was relatively portable if it had to be moved occasionally.