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  4-Jan-15, 03:17   #1
Anyone know much about laptops? +1 
yout85 
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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-G50-70-15-6-inch-Laptop-...

I'm thinking of this one... Good choice? Bad choice? Any better alternatives for a similar price?

I really have no clue here, and any input will be much appreciated Thumbs Up

     
  4-Jan-15, 03:22   #2
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BeMyATMplz 
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Seems to have an onboard graphic card, so if you want to play any games then there are probably better choices.
If you want to use it mainly for poker and business stuff or similar things it's a good choice IMO (although over here a similar laptop would probably be about 100€ cheaper).

     
  4-Jan-15, 03:27   #3
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yout85 
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I want a laptop that can handle as many tables as I can, while running TableNinja2 & PokerTracker4, with webpages open in the background and music playing.... Oh, and a ~4 hour battery life and good touch pad is essential....

     
  4-Jan-15, 03:28   #4
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Phisix 

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Good price for an i7 processor, 8G Ram 1TB HDD and a dedicated graphics card. The only problem is its not the greatest GHz on your i7 but it will still run pretty fast. Hell my i3 is still fast after 3 years so the I7 will be much better.

I paid £350 for an i3 Laptop with much lower specs a years back and I would love a lappy for that price. Dedicated graphics card is a big plus too but I don't really know if it's a decent enough one but I can run most things decent on my integrated graphics card so if your into PC gaming you should be safe for most games apart from the newest ones that need monsters. I am sure someone else here knows whether it is a decent one.

I have a Lenovo myself and they have never let me down. Get it I say, decent price. Thumbs Up

     
  4-Jan-15, 03:31   #5
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yout85 
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Cool, thanks for the info mate Thumbs Up

I'm not massively into gaming... I'll play Football Manager on it from time to time, but that's about it really...

     
  4-Jan-15, 03:36   #6
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Phisix 

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If you do get it, try and see if you can get a cheap Windows 10 OS disk as Windows 8 is a bit rubbish compared to Windows 7 and 10 is better than them both in functionality, speed ect and the Laptop wont need to be OS updated for years to come.

That Laptop should handle your Poker needs fine tbh. i7 is the top of top of the I series range.

     
  4-Jan-15, 03:39   #7
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41ig30 

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Posted by BeMyATMplz:
Seems to have an onboard graphic card, so if you want to play any games then there are probably better choices.
If you want to use it mainly for poker and business stuff or similar things it's a good choice IMO (although over here a similar laptop would probably be about 100� cheaper).


All the laptops have the video board"integrated" and cannot be changed
I own a Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 vith 16 gb RAM, 4 Gb nVidia videoboard, and a Intel® Core™ i7-4510U, 2.00 GHz processor
it costed me somewhere around 1k dollars and believe me you wont need anything more
you should see if you can find it(i'll try to find one for you too if you are interested)

     
  4-Jan-15, 03:58   #8
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callie28 

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Im using a dell from the first "Back to the Future" film,so i have no clue,2015 is so far away for me.....mine has no sound card and no way of recording hand's etc,so when you guys talk about gig ram and videoboard im thinking,trackers and ninja?takes me 20 mins to get up in the morning,then i boot the puter!!!!! lucky b'stards,have fun all its 2015... Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
  4-Jan-15, 07:26   #9
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Phisix 

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Posted by 41ig30:
Posted by BeMyATMplz:
Seems to have an onboard graphic card, so if you want to play any games then there are probably better choices.
If you want to use it mainly for poker and business stuff or similar things it's a good choice IMO (although over here a similar laptop would probably be about 100� cheaper).


All the laptops have the video board"integrated" and cannot be changed
I own a Lenovo IdeaPad Z50-70 vith 16 gb RAM, 4 Gb nVidia videoboard, and a Intel� Core� i7-4510U, 2.00 GHz processor
it costed me somewhere around 1k dollars and believe me you wont need anything more
you should see if you can find it(i'll try to find one for you too if you are interested)


Dedicated > Integrated Onboard's though.

Beast of a laptop though! Are you able to get max settings on PC games(If you play them) without any hiccups or lag? Would love to have 16Gb Ram, I only have a above standard 4gb myself.

     
  4-Jan-15, 07:42   #10
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zeroster 

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Posted by callie28:
Im using a dell from the first "Back to the Future" film,so i have no clue,2015 is so far away for me.....mine has no sound card and no way of recording hand's etc,so when you guys talk about gig ram and videoboard im thinking,trackers and ninja?takes me 20 mins to get up in the morning,then i boot the puter!!!!! lucky b'stards,have fun all its 2015... Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile


Same here I'm using a Dell that's around ten years old. I hardly ever power it down for fear of it never starting up again.

     
  4-Jan-15, 09:12   #11
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marqis 

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I don't really like this spec: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) display.

It's rather small, and low resolution. For multi tabling you probably hook up an external screen, but it might be nice to have a better resolution, to add just a few more screens on the laptop itself.

Also I believe (not sure) that some of the gaming laptops allow for more than 1 screen to be attached. This might well be useful for you, so you can tile all your tables...

     
  4-Jan-15, 09:30   #12
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crash58 
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my dell desk top is about 10 years old and my laptop is about 6 years old Thumbs Up i had an acer, desk top, but it died after 3 years, so i reinstalled windows into this old dell and have had no problems. Thumbs Up

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but i don't play poker the way yout85 does. Big Smile

     
  4-Jan-15, 09:50   #13
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Phisix 

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Posted by marqis:
I don't really like this spec: 15.6-inch HD (1,366 x 768) display.

It's rather small, and low resolution. For multi tabling you probably hook up an external screen, but it might be nice to have a better resolution, to add just a few more screens on the laptop itself.

Also I believe (not sure) that some of the gaming laptops allow for more than 1 screen to be attached. This might well be useful for you, so you can tile all your tables...


A very good point actually and I did not notice the resolution until I had a better look. It all depends on how many tables he likes to play at a time.

For an extra bit of money he could get a little bit of an upgrade in dedicated graphics card and resolution(1920 x 1080) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-Z50-70-15-6-inch-Noteboo...

That or shopping around to find a better one on a site that isnt Amazon as it is not really the best place to find deals online.

     
  4-Jan-15, 10:59   #14
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StheP 

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This laptop is perfect for anything... you got i7 procesor and 8 gb of ram and 1 TB HDD and 2GB memory of graphic card is preaty awesome!!! and price isnt high for that configuration... I suggest you to take it Thumbs Up

     
  4-Jan-15, 13:06   #15
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yout85 
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Some great food for thought guys, thanks a lot Thumbs Up

I like the look of the one you linked to Phisx (given marqis' point about the resolution)... so will likely go with that (or something similar).

     
  4-Jan-15, 15:27   #16
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Phisix 

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The dedicated graphics card is a 4GB one so you should have no problem at all running tons of tables since it won't be stealing of off your RAM. Added to the i7 and the 8GB Ram you should get smooth speeds.

You should check Ebay if you have it as you get some nice ones for around the same price. Seen some Alienware laptops for cheap a year back(They go for £1500 for the lowest spec ones) Or for around £600 you could probably get a custom PC with some impressive specs and room for upgrade improvements if your not fussed on having a Laptop or PC.

     
  4-Jan-15, 16:14   #17
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erru9107 
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It seems like a good laptop but there might be better options out there. But I'm no computer expert so I don't really know Tongue

Have you tried what I wrote in your challenge thread? Might be at least a temporary solution.

     
  4-Jan-15, 16:16   #18
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yout85 
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Posted by erru9107:
It seems like a good laptop but there might be better options out there. But I'm no computer expert so I don't really know Tongue

Have you tried what I wrote in your challenge thread? Might be at least a temporary solution.


I did... I think it has helped a bit, but still not confident enough to fire up 40 tables while PT is running Smile

I've got my mind set on a new one now, so my mind won't be changed Smile

     
  4-Jan-15, 16:27   #19
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Phisix 

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Posted by erru9107:
It seems like a good laptop but there might be better options out there. But I'm no computer expert so I don't really know Tongue


Not for that price I am afraid. For those specs that price tag is very good. If you want better and bigger options you will have to jump to £700 plus.

     
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