What laptops do you guys use as your daily driver? Best laptop to buy?
I got this for $660
SSD, i5, 8 gigs of ram
Dell elitebook 2540p refurbished. Got in on sale on newegg for like 230. i7 4g ram 240gb hd fully loaded version. Honestly go look for it on newegg right now and you can get it for cheap. They were originally 1200 new. Very good laptop imo
Finally a laptop thread so I can write up a guide. No used laptops please, there's already guides for those.
So far, I have:
>HP Stream 11
>ASUS eeeBook X205TA
>Acer ChromeBook C720
>Dell XPS 13
>Surface Pro 3 (i5 256GB)
Also, my daily driver is a rMBP13 (late 13).
Recommend a laptop for me to put on the list and I'll do extensive research on each and see if they're worthy.
Late 2011 MBP 13"; RAM upgraded to 16gb 1866 MHz recently.
My other laptop is an HP m6 envy touch w/AMD A10 on Windows 8.1.
Finally, I have an Acer Aspire 4330 w/intel celeron 575 and 3gb ram running openSUSE w/KDE and all display effects off.
MY fave is the MBP followed by openSUSE, then the Windows.
I7-3632qm 2.2-3.1ghz, 8gb ram and amd switchable graphics (hd 4000/7670m), 750gb 5400rpm drive. Had for about 2 and a half years now. Battery life is fairly average, ~5 hours of note taking and light browsing. Performance is alright as well, might get an ssd for it though just to speed it up a bit.
>12.1" 1024x768 screen
>1.5GHz Motorola G4e
>Nvidia GeForce FX Go5200
>Mac OS X 10.4.11 / OpenBSD 5.6 dual boot
My x61 for school. Works great for typing on, even taking notes with the pen. (Its a tablet) The battery is ahitty and it can get warm under load, even after changing the thermal paste, but I got it for 150 and I have a pretty high end PC, no need in spending money on a laptop
if that is usd, then i recommend on heading over to slickdeals, finding the post about the thinkpad sale that's currently going on, and getting the corporate perks link. you'll get a better deal through that link than lenovo employees.
h++ps://slickdeals.net/f/7722663-lenovo-sale-extra-35-off-t-series-thinkpads-from-545-free-shipping (replace the ++ with tt)
for portability but still useful screen size for solidworks and the like.
i'd recommend a t450s with:
4gb base (install an 8gb stick later)
base 500gb hdd ( install your own ssd later)
and FHD display ( it doesn't say it, but it's an IPS that's really good)
otherwise, you can get a decent spec'd w550 for under $1000 as well if you want a workstation machine.
seriously right now, the deals through that link are insanely good.
Bought an HP Pavilion 15 yesterday
>12 gig ram
if you're working on a project and don't want to be cramped in a lab or distracted at home?
it's not as much of a problem if you can tolerate labs with little workspace, or live by yourself and have good self discipline at your home workstation.
Mid 2009 MBP 13"
This thing is still an animal for a nearly 6 year old computer. Dual boot Win7, and it still runs Autodesk Inventor with minimal hiccups.
Looking forward to upgrading to 8gb ram and an SSD, and continuing to use this thing for a few more years.