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Old 05-02-2017, 04:54 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Recommand a pc for poker in 2017?

Hello,

Recently I want to buy a new pc only for serious poker work. I currently own a pc for work and poker with an i3 processor. So I don't want waste one license of any poker software on this pc.

However, I'm a newbie in selecting a pc, and I don't want sellers to talk me into a pc that's not proper for me. So I would like some help from you guys.

I want the computer to :
- have a relatively big screen since I'm usually not at home, I will have to play poker with no extra monitor.

- be compatibe with softwares like HM2, flopzilla, PIOSolver, Skype, etc. So MacBook isn't ideal I guess. Maybe Thinkpad is best?

- be able to run these softwares smoothly. So CORE i5 is the minimum I think ? Also the temporary disc storage(what's it called) ?

- Remind me of any other aspects.

I'm not a pro, but I want to be. I play nl50-nl100 zoom as a college student.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 05-02-2017, 01:19 PM   #2
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Re: Recommand a pc for poker in 2017?

Uhh... Things that might help you:
  • A budget.
  • Reading the first few pages of this forum (and particularly the many threads asking what is essentially exactly the same question as yours).
  • Some indication of what country you're in.
  • Desktop or laptop? It sounds as though you have no idea that desktop PCs even exist, and have a laptop in mind, but do set us straight if not.
  • A budget.
  • Reading the first few pages of this forum (as above).
  • A budget.
  • Did I mention a budget?
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Old 05-11-2017, 05:14 PM   #3
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Re: Recommand a pc for poker in 2017?

Any opinions from the experts on this one at $699 USD?

>Brand Name Asus
Series ZenBook
Item model number UX330UA-AH54Screen Size 13.3 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor 2.5 GHz Core i5 7200U
RAM 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Solid State Drive
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 520 Integrated
Card Description Integrated
Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 12 hours
Other Technical Details
Operating System Windows 10
Item Weight 2.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.7 x 12.7 x 0.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 8.7 x 12.7 x 0.5 inches
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 256
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:22 AM   #4
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Uhh... Things that might help you:
  • A budget.
  • Reading the first few pages of this forum (and particularly the many threads asking what is essentially exactly the same question as yours).
  • Some indication of what country you're in.
  • Desktop or laptop? It sounds as though you have no idea that desktop PCs even exist, and have a laptop in mind, but do set us straight if not.
  • A budget.
  • Reading the first few pages of this forum (as above).
  • A budget.
  • Did I mention a budget?
Hey thunderbolts,

Thanks for the reply. To your questions :
- 1.5k euro for budget
- I live in France
- Laptop
- 1.5k euro for budget
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:23 AM   #5
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Any opinions from the experts on this one at $699 USD?

>Brand Name Asus
Series ZenBook
Item model number UX330UA-AH54Screen Size 13.3 inches
Max Screen Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Processor 2.5 GHz Core i5 7200U
RAM 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Solid State Drive
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 520 Integrated
Card Description Integrated
Wireless Type 802.11 A/C
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Average Battery Life (in hours) 12 hours
Other Technical Details
Operating System Windows 10
Item Weight 2.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 8.7 x 12.7 x 0.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 8.7 x 12.7 x 0.5 inches
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 256
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Hey Stinky Stu,

Thank you for the recommandation. But I think 13.3 is a bit small. I'd prefer at least 15?
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:20 AM   #6
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Re: Recommand a pc for poker in 2017?

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Hey Stinky Stu,

Thank you for the recommandation. But I think 13.3 is a bit small. I'd prefer at least 15?
I believe you can upgrade this with a bigger monitor.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:34 PM   #7
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Re: Recommand a pc for poker in 2017?

If you can spend 1500 euro and want a 15" screen, I think you can probably pick up a quadcore mobile proc. This will be faster for multi-tasking but come at a cost of additional weight and thickness. I'll poke around a bit for SKUs if I get a chance this weekend.
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