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      08-19-2016, 03:24 PM   #1
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Time for a new laptop. What to get?

Both my current desktop & laptop have come due for replacement. I'd like to pickup a new laptop to replace both. It will be used for work and personal use.I'd like to be able to get something that I don't have to wipe the OS & start over. Needs to have a large HD. Current laptop has about 1 TB and almost all of it is used.

I don't do any gaming. Needs to have at least 1 HDMI port and a network card.
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archive off your data, nobody uses 1TB of data all the time(should be on RAID anyway) and get any business edition laptop. Lenovo/HP would be my preference.

Macbook Pro would be an option but I would wait until they refresh their hardware.
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Just got my wife a new MacBook, very nice machine. I know the Mac haters will surface soon. We've been using Mac for years, they suit us. I like the fact that they don't need continual maintenance, defragging, virus scans etc.
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      08-19-2016, 04:05 PM   #5
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Just got my wife a new MacBook, very nice machine. I know the Mac haters will surface soon. We've been using Mac for years, they suit us. I like the fact that they don't need continual maintenance, defragging, virus scans etc.
MacBooks rule....
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      08-19-2016, 04:08 PM   #6
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MacBook Pro 512K SSD, 4K monitor, thunderbolt or USB3 RAID and use iCloud, Dropbox or AWS S3 for file you always need access to.

Already mentioned wait for refresh.
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      08-19-2016, 04:47 PM   #7
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The Surface Book is a true desktop replacement and significantly faster than a MacBook Pro.
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      08-19-2016, 05:12 PM   #8
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I'm not buying a Mac.
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      08-19-2016, 05:40 PM   #9
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I'm not buying a Mac.
Surface books are nice, but expensive. Will you benefit from a touchscreen?

Build yourself a Dell.
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Depends... Depends.... Do you want more power/memory/hdd space or just good light laptop. I had Samsung laptop at my work and it was realy good. Light , power enough for office but only 256 GB SSD which I recommend as faster and wont brake if dropped . It only had 8G ram but good enough. battery lasts for 8 h . same can be found from other manufacturers . Better have SSD with ext storage or some laptops offer both SSD for OS and regular for anything else.
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The Surface Book is a true desktop replacement and significantly faster than a MacBook Pro.
OK. Let go back to the 90s and compare CPU MHz.
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I'm not buying a Mac.

Lol...good luck
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      08-19-2016, 06:58 PM   #13
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OK. Let go back to the 90s and compare CPU MHz.
Not sure I follow.
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      08-19-2016, 07:01 PM   #14
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I'm a real big fan of my Lenovo Yoga Pro. The gen 3 is a nice machine. Haven't looked lately to see if a 1+ tb solid state is an option and it'd be pretty neutered without Win 10 and the touch screen friendly OS, but it has a great footrpint, super light, fast, good battery life, etc.
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Not sure I follow.
Define why the Surface Book is a "true" desktop replacement and the MacBook Pro not.

Define what you mean by faster? Faster at what and why?

Comparing Windoz and Macs by specifications only is like comparing a M4 and M2 and saying the M4 is faster b/c it has more HP. When we know it isn't faster on a track w/turns b/c we know races are won and lost in turns.

Then look at the the advice in this thread. Yeah, buy a Windoz machine but don't use the latest OS. Really! That instill confidence.

Sorry not bagging on you just Windoz.

Then let's not forget...
http://www.pcworld.com/article/31067...uncovered.html
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Depends... Depends.... Do you want more power/memory/hdd space or just good light laptop. I had Samsung laptop at my work and it was realy good. Light , power enough for office but only 256 GB SSD which I recommend as faster and wont brake if dropped . It only had 8G ram but good enough. battery lasts for 8 h . same can be found from other manufacturers . Better have SSD with ext storage or some laptops offer both SSD for OS and regular for anything else.
Don't really care about light. I don't travel much.
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I'm a real big fan of my Lenovo Yoga Pro. The gen 3 is a nice machine. Haven't looked lately to see if a 1+ tb solid state is an option and it'd be pretty neutered without Win 10 and the touch screen friendly OS, but it has a great footrpint, super light, fast, good battery life, etc.
My current laptop is a Lenovo & the damn thing is broken (Physically)
The hinge for the screen is fucked & it caused part of the side plastic to break off.
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      08-20-2016, 01:48 AM   #18
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Mac book air running parallels win 10. Best of both worlds, and all data on dropbox.
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I'm not buying a Mac.
You don't want to buy a Mac, or run Windows 8 or 10? What are you planning to run? Windows 7, which came out in 2009? If you absolutely need Windows, run Windows 10, its much better than 7.
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If I have to run Windows 8 or 10, I will. However, I am not a Mac person.
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If I have to run Windows 8 or 10, I will. However, I am not a Mac person.
Have you tried one? My children, 26, 25 and 22 were all PC gamer types.....swore PC's were better than Mac. Bought them all MacBook Pro's a few years ago. No issues with viruses, bugs whatever. They are all converts now.

My wife was IT director for a big fortune 500 company for years, hates PC's and loves her MacBook.

They are a little different than PC, but I've had nothing but good luck with them, I think back to when I had PC's cause Mac was too expensive, and the time I spent on the phone with tech support, and all the virus headaches.

All I'm suggesting is that you have a look, you might be surprised. Or not. Regardless, good luck with what ever you get.
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Nothing wrong with Windows 10...it is stable now as opposed to a year ago. I am sure you would like windows 7 but lets face it that OS is old and eventually will be unsupported so get in the mind set of Windows 10 now. With that being said, go to Dell and build yourself a nice Latitude notebook, they will stand the test of time. Dell builds great business class machines. I still have a Latitude from 7 yeas ago and it runs great (i did upgrade to a SSD a few years ago). From my mechanical engineering perspective this thing is built RIGHT! Plastic where acceptable and metal where there should be metal, around the hinge areas! No top deck flex of the keyboard, even feels well built.
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