So /g/ if you had ~$2000 to spend on a laptop what would you buy? Im looking mainly for quality and perfomance, price isnt a real issue
duh fuck me, just looked on the US store, I didn't know Apple transfers prices 1:1 from $ to €.
So it's only more expensive where I live. Well sometimes it sucks to be a yuropoor.
If it's not an MBP, you get something better in every single way. A workstation laptop with a i7 extreme, high-end quadro, 99% color gamut matte screen, carbon fiber or magnesium alloy build, keyboard spill protection, fingerprint scanner, more ports and expandable storage, expandable battery + extra battery slots, the list goes on.
i was looking at the think pad y50 thats on special for $900 right now, i know its marketed as a gaming laptop, but that isnt my reason to buy it. I like the look of the toshiba kira but it has no dedicated gpu so its a no go
HP ZBook, which pretty much is a business class Ultrabook with a workstation GPU.
Workstations are all about performance and versatility. By using a slimmer form factor you have less thermal capacity for high-power components and no room for an optical drive, which can be replaced by a secondary battery or storage drive in many workstations.
It's the opposite for me. I wouldn't trade higher TDP capacity, expandability, repairability, more ports, better keyboard/screen/touchpad/speakers and not having to use a kickstand for muh thin & light.
Though I have to admit, the active digitizer is pretty nice.
I'd buy a shit used one for 200 and pocket the remaining $1800.
So a portable device must be as thin & light as possible?
By that logic, your only portable device ought to be a smartphone since it's even lighter and thinner than a tablet or Ultrabook.
Form factors are a spectrum, though. Something with an i7-XM and 890M would be much thicker and heavier and less portable due to TDP than something with an i7-QM and 860M and both would be more repairable and versatile than say an Ultrabook, which in turn would be thinner and lighter than both. And of course, there are form factors in between and around the three. Dismissing a particular form factor because it doesn't meet your personal preferences or needs doesn't make it "retarded".
Has anyone ever used a Zenbook before? If you use a student discount + some sort of texted code promotion it's like $850+$70 tax for me. Is it worth it or are there problems with the Zenbook line?
Yeah that's the main thing that makes me fairly hesitant. I don't mind taking the AC adapter around but I don't want to. The rest of the specs seem fantastic though and for the $920 it seems like a good price.
>Want a good computer
>"Just get a thinkpad"
I want shitposters to leave
>"We included this extremely useful spyware on your computer without informing anyone which would send all your viewing habits to us so we could sell that information/sell you stuff"
>"W-what? You Goyim don't like that? Ok we here at Lenovo only think about the User so we have disabled it, thankfully we're so generous to you :^)"
Not even Apple does this
I'm not defending lelnovo, but Superfish was only on their new consumer line (anything NOT a ThinkPad) like Y, Z, G, U series, etc.
Doesn't change the fact that what they did was retarded, of course.
MSI GS70 or GT72, otherwise go for a desktop. I have a 755M SLI laptop and a 980 GTX pc which are still under 2000 €. You can still upgrade the PC if you need more performance.
You can try a 980M, but it will be outperformed by a 970, if you really want to play games choose the desktop.
Forget Apple if you need performance, if you just want to waste money Apple will do.
You should tell us what you need it for. Mobility, gaming, converting, whatever...
Hi guys I'm a Paid Apple Shill. I regularly suck Apple's Thick Black Cock and take it up my bum for pay. I highly suggest you get sodomized in the wallet by their rMBP. It is worth every penny.
What would you recommend? I'd like to look at a variety of things, maybe I'm getting too blindsided by the raw specs of the laptop so feel free to show me whatever else so I can make comparisons